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Research Computing Facilitator

The Center for Computationally Assisted Science and Technology (CCAST) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) has an opening for a research computing facilitator to work with current and potential CCAST users and perform the following tasks:
1) Train researchers on parallel and other high performance techniques
2) Help researchers find and/or write high performance research software for their research
3) Understand and convey current trends in research computing technology to the user community
4) Understand and convey current trends in research to the CCAST team and help modify and/or develop new services
5) Write user guides, informational material and other public communications on behalf of CCAST


1) Earned PhD or Masters + equivalent experience
2) 3+ years experience using and/or administering high performance computing facilities
3) Fluency in 1+ modern computer language
4) Excellent English oral and written communications skills


1) Experience with high performance parallel file systems
2) Experience with high performance networking and data transfers on the WAN
3) Research success and grant-writing experience
4) Experience with MPI/OpenMP/or other parallel computing language/library
5) US Citizen or US permanent resident



Student Workers

The NDSU Center for Computationally Assisted Science and Technology recruits every semester for student workers (graduate or undergraduate) interested in working in the area of high performance computing who have basic knowledge of the Linux operating system and willingness to learn more.  DUE TO EXPORT CONTROL REQUIREMENTS FOR SOME ASSIGNMENTS, PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE U.S. CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS -- proof will be required. Positions will require at least 10 hours per week with the opportunity for more depending on skills. Interested students should send a current resume to RECRUITING FOR SPRING 2018 SEMESTER IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. Look again in late March for recruiting to begin for Summer Semester.

Links to external postings for computational specialists (researchers, infrastructure, admins)

HigherEdJobs is a useful job posting service for computational specialists wanting to work in Higher Ed

The CASC (Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation) organisation has a jobs section used by most research computing centers in US Higher Ed (and some others)


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CCAST Support
Phone: 701.231.5184
Physical/delivery address:  1805 NDSU Research Park Drive/Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address:  P.O. Box 6050—Dept. 4100/Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: CCAST

Last Updated: Friday, July 28, 2017 8:31:08 AM
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