The Center for Genomics and Systems Biology seeks a highly motivated individual to provide scientific computing system support in an active and growing research environment. The successful candidate will assume full responsibility for infrastructure development and maintenance for all scientific computing needs in the Center. Responsibilities will include management and administration of multiple Linux clusters and Linux servers (physical and virtual); configuring network devices; making recommendations for hardware purchasing decisions; installing and maintaining hardware and scientific applications software; and tracking and handling service requests. In addition, the HPC specialist will engage in collaborative consultation with the team of NYU’s central IT HPC system administration group and coordinate HPC activities in Biology with the broader NYU research community.
[JOB] High Performance Computing Systems Administrator, NYU Biology
Biology is an increasingly computational field, and NYU’s Biology Faculty are leading the way in using high performance computing for projects ranging from protein folding to storage and analysis of petabytes of next-generation sequencing data. Its commitment to the computationally intensive fields of genomics and systems biology is represented by its $100M investment in a brand new building housing laboratories with the latest sequencing platforms and extensive computational hardware. This new facility is located close to Washington Square Park and the Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences in New York City’s vibrant Greenwich Village neighborhood.
Bachelor’s degree with
Master’s degree in technical field with
3 or more years experience as a Unix/Linux systems administrator, including cluster management.
Master’s degree in technical field with 4 or more years experience as a Unix/Linux cluster administrator. You will need to operate independently to support all scientific computing infrastructure in the department. Thus, the ability to learn new tools and concepts quickly is more essential than prior experience with any specific tools. Nonetheless, experience with some of the following will be important: compiling scientific software, Open MPI; PBS/Torque/Grid Engine; configuring database, file, and web servers; installing and maintaining various UNIX OS’s, Rocks, Ganglia, Nagios, Hadoop, etc; knowledge of backup solutions for large quantities of data; and tuning configurations for high performance needs, such as minimizing latency and maximizing throughput.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:(include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
of common scripting languages, network and communication protocols, and multiple Unix-like operating systems. Ability to work well individually, and take ownership of projects. Excellent communication skills. Motivated to work in a dynamic and challenging research environment.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:(include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Knowledge of common scripting languages, network and communication protocols, and multiple Unix-like operating systems. Ability to work well individually, and take ownership of projects. Excellent communication skills. Motivated to work in a dynamic and challenging research environment.
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