Jobs at the HPCS
Closing Date: Wednesday, 18th December 2013
Fixed-term: 2 years
Salary range: £27,854-£36,298
Vacancy Reference Number: LA02209
The Cambridge High Performance Computing Service and Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute are jointly hosting a post for a HPC Specialist at the University of Cambridge to work on life sciences applications.
You will be based at the Cambridge University High Performance Computing Service (HPCS) and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute where you will provide advice on and develop techniques for the selection of HPC architectures and programming models for a range of scientific problems in genomics, image analysis and systems biology.
You will work closely with researchers at the Institute and throughout the University to identify key applications, and to suggest and implement approaches to optimising scale and throughput of these applications. Techniques used will include resource optimisation, code optimisation, algorithm design, hardware selection, use of programming frameworks and user training. You will contribute to the long term hardware procurement and software development strategies of the HPCS and CRUK Cambridge Institute, and disseminate the results of your work within Cambridge and with the wider life science HPC community.
You must be educated beyond degree level or with extensive relevant technical training and experience in computer science or a related discipline. Experience of development of solutions for a research environment is essential. Familiarity with life science applications, in particular bioinformatics and the management of genomic data, would be beneficial.
You must possess good hands on experience with Linux and job schedulers and also must be able to program in C, C++ and/or Fortran and to script in Perl and/or R. Experience of programming with MPI and multithreaded code is preferable.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
Salary will be in the range £27,854-£36,298.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
The interview will consist of one stage and will be held in a w/c 16th or 23rd December 2013. If you have not been invited for interview by the end of Thursday, 19th December 2013, you have not been successful on this occasion.
Further information may be found at http://www.hpc.cam.ac.uk/HPC_Application_Specialist_Life_Sciences_FP.pdf.
Informal enquiries about this post should be directed to Mr Peter Maccallum - Head of IT & Scientific Computing at CRUK via email: Peter.Maccallum@cruk.cam.ac.uk or by telephone call +44 1223 769601.
Completed applications consisting of completed CHRIS 6 form available from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/, Curriculum Vitae and a Covering Letter should be submitted by email attachment to Mrs Kamila Lembrych-Turek, HPC Administrator (email@example.com) by Wednesday, 18th December 2013. Please note that if you send any additional documents that have not been requested, these will not be considered as part of your application.
Please quote reference LA02209 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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