Wednesday, October 5, 2011

NERSC Wants Exceptional Bioinformatics and High Performance Computing Professionals!

The NERSC Hopper system,
a Cray XE6 with a peak theoretical
performance of 1.29 Petaflops
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is the primary scientific computing facility for the Department of Energy's Office of Science. As one of the largest facilities in the world devoted to providing computational resources and expertise for basic scientific research, NERSC is a world leader in accelerating scientific discovery through computation. NERSC is located at the UC Oakland Scientific Facility in Oakland, CA and is a division of Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences.  More than 4,000 scientists use NERSC to perform basic scientific research across a wide range of disciplines, including climate modeling, research into new materials, simulations of the early universe, analysis of data from high energy physics experiments, investigations of protein structure, and a host of other scientific endeavors.

NERSC is known as one of the best-run scientific computing facilities in the world. It provides some of the largest computing and storage systems available anywhere, but what distinguishes the center is its success in creating an environment that makes these resources effective for scientific research. NERSC offers scientists intellectual services that empower them to be more effective researchers. For example, many of our consultants are themselves domain scientists in areas such as material sciences, physics, chemistry and astronomy, well-equipped to help researchers apply computational resources to specialized science problems.

NERSC is currently looking for exceptional individual to join us in solving some of the most interesting and challenging scientific problems facing the world.  

Here is a list of current NERSC opportunities:
Bioinformatics Computing Consultant (73194) will support the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) mission by directly engaging with biologists to assist them with effectively using the range of computational resources at their disposal.
Computer Systems Engineer - Advanced Technologies Group (72987) will contribute to development of an FPGA-based hardware architectural simulation platform to study computer architectures for energy efficient HPC. 
Computer Systems Engineer - Advanced Technologies Group (73026) will contribute to an on-going team effort to develop a complete understanding of the issues that contribute to optimal application and computer system performance on extreme-scale advanced architectures.
Computer Systems Engineer - Computational Systems Group (73134) will be responsible for administration and operation of the supercomputer systems and provide 24x7 computational services for open (unclassified) science to world-wide researchers.
Computer Systems Engineer - Advanced Technologies Group (73330) will participate in research projects to develop, optimize, and deploy optimized parallel scientific codes, and  evaluate new languages, libraries, and frameworks for advanced scientific computing.
Software Developer - HPC Bioinformatics (73396) will help bridge the gap between biology and computational science, by developing new and/or redesigning existing bioinformatics tools and pipelines to run on a vast array of advanced computing infrastructures.

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