Computational Scientist - Bioinformatics


Job Number: 19000030
Category: Research & Laboratory
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 245101 - Bioinformatics
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field and three (3) years of scientific software development/analysis. Experience with HPC is a strong plus. Master's or PhD preferred. Will consider demonstrated success in publishing computational science results in lieu of experience.

Job Duties

  • Support faculty and students in adapting computational strategies to the specific features of the HPC infrastructure. Working with a range of systems and technologies such as compute cluster, parallel file systems, high speed interconnects, GPU-based computing and database servers.
  • Develop software and methods to explore, analyze and visualize biological data sets including genomic, imaging and protein structure data.
  • Participate in the design and execution of collaborative research studies in biomedical informatics.
  • Train users on the application and usage of computational systems to help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.
Other Job Responsibilities

UT Southwestern Medical Center has built a state-of the art high-performance computing infrastructure that includes an HPC cluster containing conventional and GPU-based nodes for parallel computing, large-scale data storage, and integration of HPC with high-performance desktop workstations. We need a talented individual to join our highly-dynamic research team as an HPC Computational Scientist. This person will work on the ongoing operations of the system and provide user support for high-end computational projects. This position will include specific responsibilities for developing our software environment and network of Linux workstations configuring, supporting and developing the tools available to researchers at UTSW. The successful applicant will also have opportunities to work with a range of HPC systems and technologies such as compute clusters, parallel file systems, high-speed interconnects, GPU-based computing, and database servers.

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