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:

HPC Engineering Support (Part-time)

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

12-10-2018

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

84576

Grade/Classification:

Unavailable

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience is seeking an energetic person to assist with high performance computing related engineering support. Job duties would include: Integration of server and network switch infrastructure; installation of servers, network switches into equipment racks; installation of system memory, memory riser, hard drives, expansion cards, power supplies; and installation of system cables, including proper cable identification, routing, and termination; properly disposing of storage devices; and other duties. Anticipate 10-24 hours per week during normal working hours (7am – 5pm).

A successful candidate would have demonstrated knowledge of tools and dis-assembly/re-assembly of servers; working experience with data center equipment racks, power distribution units, server and system components, network switching components; understanding and comprehension schematic diagrams, floor plans, elevation drawings; strong work ethic; interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment.

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Systems Administrator 4 (Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Systems Administrator)

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

12-03-2018

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

84458

Grade/Classification:

L

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) at Penn State in cooperation with the Eberly College of Science is seeking an Advanced CyberInfrastructure Systems Administrator to join our operations team. The systems administrator will be an integral contributor to a fast-paced and growing team of specialists at an institute supported by an exciting $60 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.

A primary duty of this position will be the operations and support of a 192-node 4600-core compute cluster and associated software infrastructure to further the scientific goals of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project. The Penn State Gravitational-Wave Group consists of academics Chad Hanna and Bangalore Sathyaprakash and several postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. They played a leading role in the Nobel-prize winning discovery of gravitational waves by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo. You will be responsible for ensuring the prompt availability of data from the world-wide gravitational-wave detector network to Penn State resources and for ensuring compatibility with specific gravitational wave analysis software.

As our Advanced CyberInfrastructure Systems Administrator, you will play a key role in: Helping to establish a shared vision and take responsibility for the achievement of team goals; developing plans, schedules and requirements for innovative approaches to solving system, application, and hardware problems; collaborating with scientific users, peers, and vendors to determine the source of problems and resolve them; and, developing methods to pro-actively monitor and enhance ICS systems to support optimal system performance and stability. In addition, you will: manage the installation and configuration of hardware, operating systems, and system software and perform regular maintenance on various system components as defined by the manufacturer or ICS guidelines; and, create and update system, user, and operational documentation. Finally, you will serve as the liaison to research groups, proactively evaluating usage, performance, and issues to enhance user experience.

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of the function and operation of system components such as HPC clusters, parallel file systems, high-speed interconnects, networks, schedulers, and storage are a plus. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply 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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Multimedia Specialist

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

11-27-2018

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

84327

Grade/Classification:

H

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks a Multimedia Specialist 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 Multimedia Specialist, you will: assist with video production and editing; design graphics, such as flyers, images, and other visual assets, that help promote ICS activities and initiatives; collect photography and video content that helps to tell ICS’s story; manage the day-to-day implementation of ICS’s social media strategic initiatives; and create, deliver, and assess the effectiveness of HTML-based emails that promote ICS-related services, events, and other resources.

Typically requires an Associate degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred qualifications and experience include: Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field; and experience communicating with technical disciplines in higher education. Our successful candidate will need to demonstrate: knowledge of, and experience with, video production and editing, as well as photography; experience developing graphics tailored to different audiences and with different goals in mind; excellent attention to detail; understanding of best practices of visual communications; the ability to work both independently and within a collaborative team environment; and the ability to understand complex scientific topics. 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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Research and Development Engineer 2 (I-Ask Center Lead)

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

11-12-2018

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

84086

Grade/Classification:

02-M-Exempt

Description:

As the Lead of our i-ASK Center you will: lead a team of ICS staff and students to provide technical expertise to university constituents in assisting them in resolving their research related issues; research and document client needs and engineer and develop solutions that meet or exceed those needs; design and develop tools, resources, and training to increase client knowledge and usage of ICS-ACI infrastructure; recruit, develop, and evaluate i-ASK center staff; determine metrics, measure performance, provide reports, and develop and implement recommendations for improvements for ICS-ACI and client needs. 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. A successful candidate will have a strong background in an IT service related role that shows an ability to understand and resolve client issues. Knowledge of High Performance Computing (HPC) is preferred. Must have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written). Experience in and/or management of IT help desk centers is a plus. 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 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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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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