ICS@PSU: Institute for CyberScience

Join our Team

ICS is a team of experts and innovators. Join our staff and become an integral contributor to a fast-paced and growing team of specialists 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. With ICS, you will have the opportunity to support this ground-breaking work.

Read on to learn more about why you should join us, or browse our current openings to the left.

Why Work for ICS?

You’ll find ICS a great place to work for many reasons:

Shape the World

The cyber-enabled research that ICS supports is redefining the way science is done. ICS enables a wide range of exciting research projects, from finding habitable planets to guarding internet users against privacy invasions to preventing international conflicts. At ICS, you can be sure that you’re doing your part to benefit society and the world.

Join a Well-Supported Team

Penn State’s administration is dedicated to supporting cyberscience. Over the past few years, the university has invested $45 million into our research cyberinfrastructure, with more expected as we continue to deliver quality services. This means that we have the funds not only to purchase the best equipment and software, but also to bring on the most talented people who can help make a difference.

Develop your Career

ICS is committed to helping you learn and grow. We will give you the time and resources you need to build proficiencies in a range of areas. As your skills develop, so will your responsibilities, opening up opportunities to progress. Your team lead will work with you to chart your individual path to career success.

Use your Initiative

Our philosophy is to give individuals freedom to fulfill work objectives in their own ways. At ICS, you will have clear goals and benchmarks of success, but we don’t rigidly dictate how you can achieve them. We encourage you to use your own initiative and come up with innovative solutions to problems.

Experience Diversity

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to our success. ICS is a place where you are free to be who you are. We strive to include diverse perspectives, knowing that they’ll lead to more inventive ideas and a happier clientele.

Enjoy your Benefits

As a Penn State employee, you will enjoy a range of benefits, including a choice of two medical plans, dental and vision plans, wellness and fitness programs, a choice of two retirement plans, life insurance, and a 75% tuition discount for you and your dependents. Visit http://ohr.psu.edu/benefits for more details on our benefits.

Be Part of Penn State

Penn State is among the best schools in American higher education in teaching, research, and public service across disciplines. Our University enrolls more than 80,000 students at twenty-four locations throughout the state. Our outreach programs serve millions of people worldwide, and we administer over $800 million annually on a vast array of research that measurably improves the quality of our life. Come find out why so many people are Penn State Proud.

Explore Life in Central Pennsylvania

State College is located in central Pennsylvania, a place of unsurpassed scenic beauty. The area has excellent public schools, affordable housing, and a rich cultural life. Go hiking in the local state forests. Catch a show at our Center for Performing Arts. Take in a Penn State football game. Or if you want a taste of the city, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., and New York are within a four-hour drive. For more details about what Penn State has to offer, please visit http://ohr.psu.edu/prospective-employee/.

How to Join Us

Browse our current openings in the column to the left. If you don’t see anything that suits you, check back soon–our postings are updated frequently.

Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Help us build the future. Contact ICS at Penn State.

  • email: ics@psu.edu
  • phone: ICS-ACI Support (i-ASK Center): 814-865-4275 | General Inquiries: 814-867-1467

October 2017

  • Oct 17, 2017 - Oct 18, 201710:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Materials Day 2017: Hot Topics in Materials

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  • Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 6, 201712:00 pm

    COMPASS Science Communication Seminars

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  • Oct 27, 20173:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    ICS-ACI Training Series – Intro to HPC

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  • Oct 20, 20173:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    ICS-ACI Training Series – Intro to HPC

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  • Oct 5, 20171:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    CyberScience Seminar: Using Machine Learning to Forecast Student Outcomes

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  • Oct 4, 20174:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    COMPASS Science Communication Plenary

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  • Oct 3, 2017 - Oct 4, 201711:00 am - 4:30 pm

    XSEDE HPC Workshop: MPI

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  • Oct 12, 201712:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Social Data Analytics Workshop Series: Data Structures and Subsetting in R

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  • Oct 13, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Stochastic Computations Working Group: “Parameter estimation using linear response statistics: Theory and numerical scheme”

    Join ICS Associate John Harlim and Xiantao Li for their bi-w…

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  • Oct 26, 201712:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Introduction to Data Science with R Workshop: Functions

    In this workshop, we will start to think about writing R cod…

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