Computational Engineer (Level II or Senior)

  • icrunchdata Network
  • Memphis, TN, USA
  • May 15, 2024

Job Description

About St. Jude
There’s a reason St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital consistently earns a Glassdoor Employee Choice Award and is named to its "Best Place to Work" list. At our world-class pediatric research hospital, every one of our professionals shares our commitment to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. There is a unique bond when you are part of a team that gives their all to advance the treatments and cures of pediatric catastrophic diseases. The result is a collaborative, positive environment where everyone, regardless of their role, receives the resources, support, and encouragement to advance and grow their careers.
Position Overview
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is hiring a Computational Engineer(Level II or Senior), in High-Performance Research Computing, to work closely with the institution’s Researchers. The Computational Engineer will be responsible for developing efficient computational pipelines and processes, optimizing and supporting computational infrastructure, and generally supporting the computational needs of the Research Community. This role will have specific emphasis working with Researchers in the areas of Structural Biology and Cryo-Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM). Research into these fields continues to grow within St Jude and will offer exciting, cutting-edge computational challenges for a Sr Computational Engineer.
Experience providing technical or computational support for Researchers, especially those in the Structural Biology and Cryo-EM fields, would be advantageous to the candidate. Experience operating and administrating Linux-based systems as well as Windows-based systems preferred. The candidate is expected to have experience and knowledge of developing and maintaining pipelines and installations of scientific software and to have familiarity utilizing High-Performance Computing (HPC).

(Senior Level) Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with investigators, research staff, stakeholders, users, subject matter experts, and solution architects to understand research needs for sustainable development, implementation, and operation of HPCF systems
  • Develop, deploy, optimize, and maintain scientific applications, computational, and visualization tools, data processing pipelines, and programming libraries on HPCF systems
  • Support investigators and research staff for porting, parallelizing, testing, debugging, and enhancing application codes and scripts to run on HPCF systems
  • Develop and provide documentation and training materials on applications, tools, and pipelines running on HPCF systems
  • Conduct testing and evaluation of new computing technologies including data processing and visualization systems/platforms
  • Work with the HPCF staff to develop HPCF utilization metrics, and capture, analyze and report utilization of HPCF systems
  • Assist in the development and implementation of plans to increase utilization of the HPCF systems and collaborations among users
  • Perform other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of the department and institution.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.

(Senior Level) Minimum Education and/or Training:

  • Master's degree in computer science, data science, information science, mathematics or a related field required.
  • PhD in computer science, data science, information science, mathematics or a related field preferred.

(Senior Level) Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum requirement: 4+ years of experience developing, optimizing, or maintaining scientific or computational applications
  • Graduate School projects or assistantships can count towards experience requirement
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver complex projects
  • Experience collaborating across disciplines

(Level II) Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with scientific support personnel and customers to design, document, and test software and hardware.
  • Work with outside resources and contractors on project planning, assessment and implementations, capacity planning, updates, and migrations of hardware and software to enhance computing capabilities and performance.
  • Provide technical consulting around complex requirements to other members of Information Services with regard to research computing infrastructure.
  • Develop operational documentation for research computing infrastructure and distributes appropriate information to Information Services staff as needed.
  • Work with Information Services personnel and institutional researchers on managing access controls for data residing on Information Services systems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of the department and institution.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.

(Level II) Minimum Education and/or Training:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, data science, information science, mathematics, or a related field.

(Level II) Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum Experience: 2+ years of experience developing, optimizing, or maintaining scientific or computational applications.
  • Graduate School projects or assistantships can count towards experience requirement.

Compensation

In recognition of certain U.S. state and municipal pay transparency laws, St. Jude is including a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This is an estimate offered in good faith and a specific salary offer takes into account factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the salary range and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current salary range is $86,320 - $154,960 per year for the role of Computational Engineer (Level II or Senior).

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a diverse, global patient population and workforce, built on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our founder Danny Thomas envisioned a hospital that would treat children of the world—regardless of race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Learn more about our history and commitment.

Today, we continue the mission to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. As we accelerate this progress globally, we believe our legacy of diversity, equity and inclusion is foundational to success. With the commitment of leaders at all levels of the organization, we strive to ensure the St. Jude culture, leadership approaches and talent processes are equitable and culturally responsive. View our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report to learn about the hospital’s roots in diversity, equity and inclusion, where we are today and our aspirations for an even better future.

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