Research Scientist II (Outreach and Faculty Interaction - Remote Eligible)

Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary:

PACE is seeking an expert consultant to join our Outreach and Faculty Interaction team that will be a remote position (with an option to work on campus as preferred). This position requires a wide range of demonstrated knowledge and skills, including computational methods and workflows, advanced compute architectures, debugging, parallelization, optimization, and performance tuning of research software; experience with science gateway technologies; advanced understanding of job scheduling and resource allocation; as well as effective use of high-performance storage, high-performance networking, and accelerator technologies like GPUs. The primary role and responsibilities include: Interact with the research community at Georgia Tech, identify gaps and pursue opportunities for significant collaborations in their funded and published research.


Collect and assess community feedback/needs, and communicate data-driven feedback to the team internally to help guide the new    features    and    services    that    will    benefit    the Georgia    Tech    research community. Work effectively on team and independent projects, with ability to multitask and adjust to shifts in priorities. Develop and maintain documentation and trainings for the PACE services. Participate in efforts to strengthen the HPC user community internally and externally, such as developing and disseminating whitepapers and best practices documents, preparing and delivering training seminars, and representing PACE in national venues including conferences and workshops. The Outreach and Faculty Interaction team actively seeks collaborations in scientific publications and grants, generating materials and reports to promote PACE services, and compiles success stories (e.g., PACE newsletter) arising from these efforts.



  • Experience with national computing grids such as XSEDE and OSG
  • High-performance storage and parallel file systems
  • RedHat Enterprise/CentOS Linux system administration experience
  • Experience in cloud implementations using OpenStack
  • Excellent communications skills that include writing, speaking, teaching and documentation
  • Experience in collaborative and multi-disciplinary research computing facilitation
  • Experience in developing training materials/classes (virtual/in-person).
  • Ability to engage with and champion for a highly diverse research computing community at regional, national, and global scale
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team on both collaborative and independent projects
  • Ability to multitask and adjust to shifts in priorities
  • Service-focused orientation and consistent follow-through for excellence
  • Ability to provide effective technical solutions to highly complex problems in an advanced and diverse computing environment
  • Expert knowledge of computational methods, architectures, current and emerging technologies, and middleware (e.g. MPI stacks, job schedulers, numerical libraries, and data analytics tools)
  • Fluency in debugging, parallelization, optimization, and tuning utilizing multiple programming and/or scripting languages; experience with scientific libraries and applications


Preferred education is a PhD in Computer Science or related field


Required Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree, or
  • A Master’s degree and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or 
  • A Doctoral degree


Contact Information:

For additional information about this position, please contact Semir Sarajlic at


Other Information:

Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

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