Careers

Join our team of creatives and become an integral contributor to a fast-paced and growing team of HPC specialists. Penn State’s elite researchers use our high-performance research cloud to solve real-world problems by conducting simulations, data mining, and other high-performance computing operations. With ICS, you will have the opportunity to support this ground-breaking work. Learn more about why you should work for us.

We also offer internships and assistantships periodically for students.

Current openings:

R&D Engineer 2 — Advanced Technical Services (ATS) Engineer

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

09-21-2018

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

83161

Grade/Classification:

M

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) is seeking up to two (2) Advanced Technical Services Engineers (ATS) for our Engagement team. These positions will be integral contributors to a fast paced and growing team of specialists supported by an exciting $45 million Penn State investment in research cyberinfrastructure. Penn State’s elite researchers use our high-performance research cloud to solve real-world problems by conducting simulations, data mining, and other high-performance computing operations. With ICS, you will have the opportunity to support this ground breaking work.

As a member of our Engagement Team, you will: provide technical expertise to university constituents (Interdisciplinary Research) in research, specification, design, development, and implementation of scientific solutions, combining disciplinary knowledge and scientific data for advanced research computation optimization. Using a software engineering approach, our ATS engineers will formulate and define scope and objectives and detailed specifications for assigned projects; provide guidance or develop program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation; advance researchers’ goals by providing or enabling scientific research solutions through technical consulting. This job will be filled as an R&D level 2.

Our desired qualifications include: a strong research background that shows an ability to understand research needs and computational techniques that can take advantage of our Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) and other resources to assist researchers in meeting their research needs. Experience with high level scripting languages (Ruby, Python), version control systems (git) is required and experience with Graphics Processing Units (GPU) is a plus.

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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Technical Writer

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

09-18-2018

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

83089

Grade/Classification:

I

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks a Technical Writer to join our communications and client engagement teams. This person will be an integral contributor to a fast-paced and growing team of specialists supported by an exciting $60 million Penn State investment in cyberscience research. Our ICS affiliated faculty and researchers form a vibrant intellectual community empowered to use the latest and most effective computational methods to make transformative discoveries for science and society. With ICS, you will have the opportunity to support this groundbreaking work.

As our Technical Writer, you will: develop and implement communications strategies and campaigns designed to increase researcher proficiency with ICS resources and services; support researcher training efforts by developing materials such as handouts and presentation slides; provide grant-writing and editorial assistance to ICS-affiliated faculty; and maintain internal documentation for ICS.

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred qualifications and experience include: Master’s Degree or above in Rhetoric, Communications, English, or related field; teaching or training experience; experience communicating with technical disciplines in higher education; and familiarity with, or experience working with, coding and/or scripting languages. Our successful candidate will need to demonstrate: strong writing and editing skills; excellent attention to detail; proven track record of translating technical topics into content appropriate for diverse communities and audiences; knowledge of Penn State and/or Chicago editorial styles; understanding of best practices of technical communication; and the ability to work independently. We encourage applicants who can help us maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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Science Writer

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

09-13-2018

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

82970

Grade/Classification:

H or I

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks a Science Writer to join our communications team. This person will be an integral contributor to a fast paced and growing team of specialists supported by an exciting $60 million Penn State investment in cyberscience research. Our ICS affiliated faculty and researchers form a vibrant intellectual community empowered to use the latest and most effective computational methods to make transformative discoveries for science and society. With ICS, you will have the opportunity to support this groundbreaking work.

As our Science Writer, you will: research, develop, edit, and distribute news and feature stories related to ICS research, outreach, and other activities; build and maintain connections with media, government, and industry communications professionals; assist with coordinating and advertising ICS and ICS-sponsored events; create content for other types of media such as social media, emails, and websites; work with many levels of executives and staff to lead and manage communications components of multiple concurrent, complex projects; and develop innovative communications strategies. Our successful candidate will need to demonstrate: strong writing and editing skills; excellent attention to detail; proven track record of translating faculty research and technical topics into content appropriate for diverse communities and audiences; knowledge of AP and/or Chicago editorial styles; understanding of best practices of technical communication; and the ability to work independently. We encourage applicants who can help us maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace.

This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Preferred qualifications and experience include: Master’s Degree or above in Rhetoric, Communications, English, or related field; teaching or training experience; and experience communicating with technical disciplines in higher education.

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R&D Engineer 3 — Advanced Technical Services (ATS) Team Lead

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

08-29-2018

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

82646

Grade/Classification:

N

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) is seeking a Lead for our Advanced Technical Services team (ATS) as part of our Engagement team. This position will be an integral contributor to lead our fast paced and growing team of specialists supported by an exciting $45 million Penn State investment in research cyberinfrastructure. Penn State’s elite researchers use our high-performance research cloud to solve real-world problems by conducting simulations, data mining, and other high-performance computing operations. With ICS, you will have the opportunity to support this ground breaking work.

As the Lead of our Engagement Team, you will: lead a team of ATS personnel as well as provide technical expertise to university constituents in research, specification, design, development, and implementation of scientific solutions, combining disciplinary knowledge and scientific data for advanced research computation optimization. The ATS lead will provide guidance and support for the ATS team in supporting the ICS mission and vision. The ATS lead will be responsible for growing and enhancing the ATS portfolio and reputation among the PSU research community through technical leadership and consulting. Our desired qualifications include: a strong research background that shows an ability to understand technical requirements, research needs and implement strategies for computational resources that can take advantage of our Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) and other resources to assist researchers in meeting their research needs.

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Master’s degree preferred) or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Leadership experience or experience with research and/or institutions of higher education is preferred. Must have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written). This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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R&D Engineer 2 — Advanced CyberInfrastructure Research and Education Facilitator (ACI-REF)

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

07-06-2018

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

80305

Grade/Classification:

02 – M – Exempt

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks an Advanced CyberInfrastructure – Research and Education Facilitator (ACI-REF) to join our Engagement team. You will be an integral contributor to a dynamic and growing team of specialists supported by an exciting $45 million Penn State investment in advanced research cyberinfrastructure (ICS-ACI). Penn State’s elite researchers use our high-performance research cloud to solve real-world problems by conducting simulations, data mining, and other high-performance computing operations. You will participate as an important member of our community of specialists to support this ground-breaking work. As our ACI-REF, you will work closely with researchers to understand their goals and workflows to allow you to evaluate and recommend appropriate solutions related to High Performance Computing (HPC), develop plans for implementation of ACI resources and ensure that their HPC needs are being met. Other competencies that are a plus: experience with high performance computing clusters; experience with multi-discipline researchers, knowledge of available ACI resources. Training, education and professional development opportunities are available and encouraged. To learn more about working for ICS, please visit http://ics.psu.edu/careers. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred candidates will have an advanced degree in an Engineering or Science discipline with experience in running scientific software in a university HPC setting. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent possibility of re-funding.

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