Research Computing and Data (RCD) Facilitator (PRN30496B)

University of Utah
Utah, United States
$70,000.00 - $90,000.00
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Work with the technical and user support staff at the Center for High Performance Computing—the research computing arm of University IT—to facilitate and support computational and data research at the University of Utah.
The Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) at the University of Utah provides advanced scientific computing services to a broad set of leading-edge, computationally-oriented faculty, research staff, and graduate students in a number of research disciplines on campus. The CHPC team includes a diverse set of systems and network experts, scientific programming consultants, and user services leads. CHPC operates a number of computational clusters and storage arrays.
About UIT: University Information Technology (UIT), the central IT service provider for campus, reports to the Chief Information Officer and is responsible for many of the University of Utah’s most critical common IT resources including the campus network; the Campus Information Services (CIS) portal; UMail, telephone, and online collaboration services; high performance and research computing; information security; software licensing; and a host of other systems and services. For more information about UIT visit
About the University: Located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of the State of Utah’s system of higher education and a member of the PAC-12 Conference. Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area of more than one million people with the friendliness and ease of living of a small, Western city. Seven major ski resorts are within an hour’s drive from campus, and opportunities to pursue activities from biking to hiking to fishing abound. Salt Lake is also home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, the Utah Ballet, several professional sports teams, and a wide range of other cultural and recreational activities.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN30496B 00640 - Ctr for High Perform Computing

COMPENSATION:             $70,000 - $90,000 DOE

WORK SCHEDULE:           Full Time. Day    Mon-Friday


Provide user support in a technical and diverse academic research computing environment. Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the overall research capabilities of the center & institution.
  • Install software applications.
  • Provide training to user base.
  • Create and maintain documentation both for user base and internal to the department.
  • Attend departmental & institutional meetings as needed.
  • Attend conferences and participate, contribute and/or present as appropriate.
  • Network with peer institutes and form collaborative relationships.


Requires an advanced degree, with experience performing computational research.

Department Specific Requirements

  • Experience with computational research.
  • Experience working in a Unix/Linux environment.
  • Have good communication and organizational skills.
  • A commitment to provide excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a flexible, organized, thoughtful, and proactive team player who can work with minimal guidance.
  • Comfortable working in a team environment to support technologies enabling the research mission of the University.
  • Ability to maintain a culture of openness, trust, and transparency while ensuring a safe, secure, and protected environment for our customers.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

PREFERENCES: Experience with commercial cloud platforms such as AWS, ACC or GCS is preferred.



The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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