FAS Research Computing offers a unique environment for its staff to explore new technology, engage with world-class researchers and students, and work in a unique, exciting, cutting-edge Research/HPC environment. Faculty of Arts and Sciences RC provides not only high-performance computing and research support, but also training, engagement, continued learning, and special projects.

FASRC seeks a diverse team of highly-motivated and engaged personnel to make our mission a success and make our team a pleasure to work within. Come join us and enjoy the benefits of working for Harvard University in an exciting and ever-growing research computing group.


Department Description:

Harvard University's Research Computing continues to evolve, expand services, and support to its leading research faculty and their collaborators around the world. These services include maintaining a Top 100 academic high-performance computing cluster, cloud computing, virtual machines, storage, databases, instrumentation core facility workstations, and other development platforms.

We directly engage with researchers through help requests, monitoring, office hours, training, and in-depth consultations. Research Computing has numerous other successful collaborations, including building the MGHPCC (http://www.mghpcc.org/) in Holyoke, MA with leading partner universities. It is with these and other institutions that we launched the NSF-funded NESE project (http://nese.mghpcc.org) which creates a regional data science repository, as well as the New England Research Cloud (http://nerc.mghpcc.org) which creates a collaborative on-prem regional cloud framework. Research Computing at Harvard has a track record of building partnerships to accelerate research and collaboration.

We are committed to cultivating not only the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students but also in developing an inclusive culture that is vibrant, engaging and encouraging of innovation as well as intellectual debate. We believe creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values and views as strength the difference we all bring to the workplace.

Current openings


55071BR - Research Computing Systems Engineer

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Harvard is seeking a Systems Engineer to put their Linux skills to work building, supporting, and maintaining various research computing systems (e.g. storage, cluster computing, network, database, virtualized systems) to meet the needs of Harvard faculty in their research.  This is an individual contributor position that will report to the Associate Director of Systems and Operations in FAS Research Computing (FASRC) and work closely within a team of systems and software engineers, as well as research computing facilitators.

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 59115BR - Research Computing Facilitator

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Harvard is seeking a research computing facilitator to engage and collaborate with researchers using a broad set of Linux/Unix systems administration skills, state-of-the-art RC systems and tools, and other software to enable research productivity. This position works within the Research Computing Support Services team and reports to the Associate Director of Research Computing Support Services. This position will consult and partner with researchers where they will co-create and co-learn relevant computing and data capabilities alongside students, faculty, and staff peers.

This position reports to the Associate Director of Support Services and Communication

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Director of Research Computing

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Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS) seeks a Director to lead its FAS Research Computing (FASRC) organization. The newly reconceived Director position reports jointly to the Assistant Dean of Research in the FAS Division of Science and to the Vice President for Information Technology & University Chief Information Officer in her capacity as FAS’ chief information officer. The Director will provide leadership in the ongoing development and management of research-computing resources for faculty across all of FAS’ divisions and thus will play an important role in advancing Harvard University’s research mission.

The Director will lead a team of 25 experienced research computing professionals and will foster partnerships with PIs, researchers, and students to best support their research and scholarship.  The Director will also work closely with Harvard University’s central technology function, other Harvard University research computing teams, and other partners and service providers to keep FAS research computing at the leading edge in a technically and fiscally sustainable way.

Chronicle of Higher Ed Listing

Harvard University has engaged Opus Partners to support the recruitment of this position. Craig Smith, Partner, and Thomas Lapierre, Senior Associate, are leading the search.

Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be submitted by email to Thomas.lapierre@opuspartners.net



Upcoming Openings


Research Computing Facilitator/Specialist (TBD)

Details pending approval and posting.


EEO Statement:
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.