Computational Scientist

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Information Technology, Program Management

Position Title: Computational Scientist
The Opportunity:

The Computational Scientist is a member of the Cyber Infrastructure and Advanced Research Computing (CIARC) group within the Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) department. The Computational Scientist will provide HPC support by collaborating with researchers and other CIARC staff to develop, integrate, port, and tune applications to take advantage of the high performance computing resources at Mines.

The Computational Scientist resolves complex research and technology development and integration issues and provides technical presentations and training to faculty, students and staff. The Computational Scientist evaluates, recommends and implements new software technologies for advancing complex HPC, HTC, data science, and CI projects. They provide expertise in the research, development, and application of current and cutting-edge technologies such as AI and ML to scientific computational methods and workflows, using combinations of on-premise and cloud strategies.


HPC Effectiveness and Efficiency

  • Work closely with Mines High Performance Computing (HPC) users to assist them on HPC resources
  • Participate in developing, porting, and scaling applications and algorithms for Mines HPC resources
  • Assist in debugging and tuning applications to optimize performance
  • Collaborate with other CIARC staff to ensure that user needs are met
  • Monitor workload and ask for assistance when appropriate

Research Engagement and Education

  • Meet with individuals or groups within the Mines community around a broad range of technical challenges
  • Provide technical training to faculty, students and staff through online and in-person tutorials

Project Coordination and Documentation

  • Assist in curating documentation for CIARC group
  • Assist in production of usage statistics and reporting for HPC
  • Participate actively in CIARC group projects
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, preferably in a STEM-related discipline with a computational emphasis.  Individuals without a degree may be considered if they demonstrate possession of substantially the same knowledge level as found in a degree, but have attained the advanced knowledge through a combination of work experience and intellectual instruction.
  • Demonstrated collaborative approach to learning and sharing knowledge in STEM-related disciplines and research.
  • Experience with numerical methods, parallel algorithms, MPI, a common scientific computing programming language (i.e., Fortran, C, and/or C++), and parallel software development on large-scale computational resources.
  • Must be eligible to work in secure computing environments including International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).
  • Successful applicant must be a US citizen in order to comply with federal restricted data requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and strong personal motivation are necessary.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or PhD in a STEM-related field of study.
  • Experience with one or more prominent simulation codes (e.g., NWCHEM, GAMESS, 02K, Quantum Espresso, GROMACS, AMBER, Casino, QMCPACK, VASP).
  • Experience with multiple common scientific computing programming languages.
  • Experience with general purpose graphics processing units (GPGPUs), vectorization, one-sided asynchronous programming models, developing and debugging massively parallel algorithms, and code performance profiling.
  • Experience with HPC applications in cloud environments.
About Mines & Golden, CO:
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. 
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). 
Total Rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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