[SC2 Jobs] Tenure-Track Faculty Position at Carnegie Mellon University

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Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) invites applications at the Assistant Professor level for a faculty member with expertise in mechanics and interest in any civil and environmental engineering application domain. We will also consider highly-qualified applicants at the untenured Associate Professor level.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering or a related field by the start date for the position. We invite applications from individuals with expertise in experimental, theoretical, and/or computational mechanics, and interests in civil and environmental engineering applications. Please discuss potential intersections with existing faculty research areas, and alignment with one or more research centers and institutes within the department or university.


Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2017.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 1, 2018.

Please submit your application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (official or unofficial), statement of research experience and interests, statement of teaching experience and interests, a diversity statement (outlining how you have contributed to, or plan to contribute to, diversity, inclusion, and equity), up to three publications or manuscripts, and a list of at least three references with contact information. We will notify you in advance of any requests for reference letters.

Please see http://www.usacm.org/jobs/131 for more information.

Job category

Assistant Professor


Pittsburgh, Philadelphia

Application Deadline

December 31, 2017


[SC2 Jobs] Postdoc Researcher at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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The Computational Mechanics Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics is seeking applications from outstanding candidates for a Postdoctoral Researcher position. The duties involve using commercial either finite element based or meshless methods based software to numerically study deformations, failure and penetration during impact events. The candidate will prepare technical reports detailing the work done, analysis methods, and interpretation of results. Also, they will prepare journal articles suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and present research findings at relevant conferences.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in either Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics or Computational Science and Engineering. Expertise in Computational Solid Mechanics. Experience in high performance computing, developing subroutines for commercial software. Good knowledge of FORTRAN and/or C++. Proven oral and written communication skills.

Interested persons should apply by clicking on the link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/81623

Please see http://www.usacm.org/jobs/132 for more information.

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Postdoc researcher


Blacksburg, VA


[SC2 Jobs] Assistant Professor in Coastal Resiliency at Rice University

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The Rice University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in the area of Coastal Resiliency. We seek candidates with expertise and interest in interdisciplinary research that contributes to enhancing the resilience of urban communities and infrastructure systems to the impacts of coastal natural hazards and climate change. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) urban hydrology, water resources, urban flood analysis, and coastal hydrodynamics; (2) modeling of natural hazards, infrastructure systems, and risk assessment in coastal settings; (3) and state-of-the-art remote sensing techniques. The successful candidate is expected to establish a rigorous, externally funded research program, to teach core courses and develop undergraduate and graduate courses within their area of expertise, advise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and the broader scientific community.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Civil /Environmental Engineering or a related field, demonstrate excellence in research, display distinction (or potential for distinction) in teaching, and be able to collaborate across disciplines.

To apply, please submit materials in electronic form through the Rice Application Portal via this link:

Please see http://www.usacm.org/jobs/133 for more information.

Job category

Assistant Professor


Houston, TX


Yottabyte Research Cloud able to accept HIPAA-aligned data

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Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS) is pleased to announce that the Yottabyte Research Cloud (YBRC) computing platform is now HIPAA-compliant. This means that YBRC and its associated services can accept restricted data, enabling secure data analysis on Windows and Linux virtual desktops as well as secure hosting of databases and data ingestion.

The new capability ensures the security of restricted data through the creation of firewalled network enclaves, allowing HIPAA-aligned data to be analyzed safely and securely in YBRC’s flexible, robust and scalable environment.   Within each network enclave, researchers have access to Windows and Linux virtual desktops that can contain any software required for their analysis pipeline.

This capability also extends to our database and ingestion services:

  • Structured databases:  MySQL/MariaDB, and PostgreSQL.
  • Unstructured databases: Cassandra, MongoDB, InfluxDB, Grafana, and ElasticSearch.
  • Data ingestion: Redis, Kafka, RabbitMQ.
  • Data processing: Apache Flink, Apache Storm, Node.js and Apache NiFi.
  • Other data services are available upon request.

YBRC is supported by U-M’s Data Science Initiative launched in 2015. YBRC was created through a partnership between Yottabyte and ARC-TS announced last fall.

These tools are offered to all researchers at the University of Michigan free of charge, provided that certain usage restrictions are not exceeded. Large-scale users who outgrow the no-cost allotment may purchase additional YBRC resources. All interested parties should contact hpc-support@umich.edu.

ARC Director Sharon Broude Geva re-elected vice-chair of Coalition for Academic Scientific Computing

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Sharon Broude Geva, the Director of Advanced Research Computing at the University of Michigan, has been re-elected vice-chair of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC).

Founded in 1989, CASC advocates for the use of advanced computing technology to accelerate scientific discovery for national competitiveness, global security, and economic success. The organization’s members represent 84 institutions of higher education and national labs.

The vice-chair position is one of four elected CASC executive officers. The officers work closely as a team with the director of CASC. The vice-chair also leads CASC meeting program committees, is responsible for recruitment of new members, substitutes for the chair in his or her absences, and assists with moderating CASC meetings.

Geva served as CASC secretary in 2015 and 2016, and one term as vice-chair in 2017. Her next term as vice-chair is effective for the 2018 calendar year.

The other executive officers for 2017 are are Rajendra Bose, Chair, Columbia University; Neil Bright, Secretary, Georgia Institute of Technology; and Andrew Sherman, Treasurer, Yale University. Curt Hillegas of Princeton University is immediate past chair.

The 2018 CASC brochure is available online.

U-M wraps up successful SC17 conference

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Several University of Michigan researchers and professional IT staff attended the Supercomputing 17 (SC17) conference in Denver from Nov. 12-17, participating in a number of different ways, including demonstrations, presentations and tutorials.

U-M participation included:

  • Matt McLean, a Big Data systems administrator with ARC-TS, served as a panelist at a session titled “The ARM Software Ecosystem: Are We There Yet?” (Slides)
  • Jeff Sica, a research database administrator with ARC-TS, helped lead a Birds of a Feather session titled “Containers in HPC.” (Slides)
  • Quentin Stout (EECS) and Christiane Jablonowski (CLASP) taught the “Parallel Computing 101” tutorial.
  • Shawn McKee, U-M Department of Physics, and OSiRIS Principal Investigator, demonstrated Object Storage and Caching for Science (network topology diagrams)
  • Eric Boyd, Director of Research Networks, presented on Research Networking at the University of Michigan at the U-M exhibit booth.
  • Simon Adorf, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering Department, U-M, presented on Simple Data and Workflow Management with Signac and GPU-Accelerated Predictive Material Design at the U-M exhibit booth.
  • ARC sponsored a networking and career networking reception put on by Women in HPC. ARC Director Sharon Broude Geva spoke at the event.
  • Amy Liebowitz, a network architect at ITS, worked on SCINet, a high-capacity network created every year for the conference. Liebowitz was on the routing team, which is responsible for installing, configuring and supporting the high performance conference network. The Routing Team also coordinated external connectivity with commodity Internet and R&E WAN service providers.

Reading and discussion group:  Data science in understanding and addressing climate change 

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CSCAR announces a reading and discussion group Data science in understanding and addressing climate change that will meet on the third or fourth (depending on the preferences of participants) Friday of every month between 3 and 5 pm. We will discuss reports and significant papers that illuminate fundamental issues in climate change science, policy, and management. The suggested format at this stage is that we discuss one science and one policy (or management) paper or chapter. The focus will be on the spatial (and temporal) dimensions of the issue and we will concentrate more on methods and techniques keeping the requirement for domain knowledge relatively low. We will lay emphasis on the conceptual part of the tools and techniques so that it is accessible to a wider set of participants, but will also get into the technical details.

This is an effort to bring people involved in climate change together from a data science perspective. The idea is to learn together in a fun environment and foster dialogue with a focus on how data science can provide the common ground for mutual learning and understanding.

 We will meet in Rackham, but we will be open to rotating the location. You will be able to participate remotely, if you choose to.

 If you are interested send an email to Manish Verma at manishve@umich.edu

 If you have any suggestion for discussion and reading let us know.  We will include chapters from the IPCC and US global change science programs in our discussion.

[SC2 Jobs] Neuroengineering postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington

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The University of Washington Institute for Neuroengineering invites applications for the Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Neuroengineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. These fellowships are offered through the UW Institute for Neuroengineering (UWIN), which links advances in biology, computing, devices, data science, and computational neuroscience to solve some of today’s greatest scientific challenges about neural system function.  These highly selective fellowships fund research in computational and engineering approaches to neuroscience; joint mentoring between faculty in different disciplines is strongly encouraged.

The fellowships provide two years of funding including a $65,000 annual salary and a $25,000 research stipend.

Applications are due by Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Please see http://uwin.washington.edu/post-docs/ for more information.

Job category

Postdoctoral fellow


Seattle, WA

Application deadline

January 16, 2018

[SC2 Jobs] Performance Computational Scientists at ICHEC

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The Irish Centre for High-End Computing is Ireland’s national HPC centre, which provides advanced technical solutions and infrastructure to academia, industry and the public sector.

Computing (HPC) in Ireland and is a centre of domain, systems and software expertise that provides high performance software solutions to academia, industry and state bodies, through partnership, knowledge transfer, project delivery and service provision. ICHEC operates the national HPC service providing compute resources and software expertise for the research communities across all the main science disciplines through collaborative partnerships and programs of education and outreach.

Working with industry partners, the job will focus on investigating new approaches, developing new software, as well as refactoring/optimizing existing software (performance engineering), with the general goal of increasing the performance and energy efficiency of software applications on a range of emerging many-core platforms, including emerging extreme scale systems.

This position offers an annual salary of $54,000.

Applications are due by Friday, December 1, 2017. Please see https://www.ichec.ie/careers/performance-computational-scientist for more information.

Job category

Computational Scientist



Application deadline

December 1, 2017

[SC2 Jobs] PhD Position at ICHEC

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The Irish Centre for High-End Computing is Ireland’s national HPC centre, which provides advanced technical solutions and infrastructure to academia, industry and the public sector.

They are looking to fill a PhD position (preferably with a math/physics background and an interest in geophysics) at ICHEC as a part of the LERO software research centre. The projects will be in the area of data access and Compute Performance optimisation, for seismology software used in the oil and gas industry.

Please email ruairi.short@ichec.ie for more information, or if you wish to apply.

Job category

PhD Position