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:

Research and Development Engineer 2 (Storage Engineer)

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:

80303

Grade/Classification:

M

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks an Advanced CyberInfrastructure – Storage Engineer to join our operations 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 infrastructure 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 operations team in supporting this work. As our storage engineer and a member of the operations team, you will work to ensure that storage systems operate as designed. You will lead projects to improve monitoring and problem resolution. You will help design, develop and implement engineered storage systems to enhance our high-performance research operations. You will investigate storage problems and lead innovative solution approaches that provide information and guidance to users to enhance their utilization of our high-performance research infrastructure. We encourage applicants with advanced degrees and additional relevant work experience to apply. Candidates must have experience with storage systems, including parallel filesystems, tape libraries, backups, etc. Other competencies that are a plus: the ability to write scripts (Python, Perl, Bash, etc.) to automate operational tasks; dev-ops experience with managing changes (chef, puppet, cfengine etc); source code control (git, svn, etc). 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 experience in operating hierarchical storage systems and Linux high performance computing systems. 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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Technical Communications Specialist 3 (Science Writer and Communications Strategist)

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

06-08-2018

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

79726

Grade/Classification:

I

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks a Science Writer and Communications 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 Science Writer and Communications Specialist, you will: research, develop, edit, and distribute news and feature stories related to ICS research, outreach, and other activities; provide assistance with developing technical scientific communications such as grant proposals; 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. Learn more about working 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; and experience communicating with technical disciplines in higher education.

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Research and Development Engineer 3 (HPC Infrastructure Engineer for the Physical Sciences)

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

10-24-2017

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

75260

Grade/Classification:

N

Description:

The Department of Physics, Eberly College of Science, in cooperation with the Institute for CyberScience at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking applications from highly motivated and competitive candidates to join our team as a HPC infrastructure engineer to develop and support software infrastructure, enable scientific computing with a focus on the physical sciences. In particular, develop and support the HPC cyberinfrastructure for the research analysis of data from the LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors. 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. The Group’s research interests include development of search pipelines for the detection of gravitational waves, analytical modeling of binary black holes, detector characterization, astrophysical interpretation of detected sources and strong field tests of gravity. The PSU Gravitational Wave Group will have a significant computation allocation on the ICS Advanced CyberInfrastructure (ICS-ACI). The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) provides a high performance computational infrastructure (hardware, software, communications, and networking), expertise, and advanced research computing capabilities to foster innovation, collaboration, and increase scholarly productivity across all areas of research university-wide.

The successful candidate will work on the development, deployment, administration and support of software infrastructure to further the scientific goals of the LIGO project. They will have a close connection with scientists conducting gravitational-wave data analysis and will have the opportunity make important contributions to the search for gravitational waves with LIGO. In particular, they will be responsible for ensuring prompt availability of data from the world-wide detector network on the cluster and for ensuring compatibility between specific gravitational wave analysis software with the configuration of the cluster. In addition, they will research optimizations and configurations to improve the performance of the cyberinfrastructure.

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. Candidates are expected to have experience in providing software and hardware infrastructure support, preferably in a high-performance computing environment. Preferred Experience includes: HT Condor, big data, such as Hadoop, web services and frameworks, Puppet; and programming skills in C, Python, and bash. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding. The position is available immediately.

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