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Employment

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.


Current openings

55804BR - Sr Research Computing Facilitator

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Harvard is seeking a Senior Research Computing Facilitator to advise researchers in the best use of a broad set of state-of-the-art computing and storage systems, tools, and software to enhance research productivity. Training researchers to thrive on High-Performance Computing platforms will expand our institution’s world-renowned research in Science, Engineering, Public Health, Social Science and Education. This position will work within a team of Facilitators and report to the Associate Director of Data Science and Research Facilitation and engage regularly with Systems Engineering and Research Software Engineering teams across Harvard.

Apply here: Harvard Careers 55804BR

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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55074BR - Sr. Research Computing Systems Software Engineer

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Harvard is seeking a Sr. Systems Software Engineer that will continue to improve operational visibility of the vast FAS Research Computing (FASRC) infrastructure through strong site-reliability practices. The FASRC infrastructure is core to Science & Engineering, and Public Health research missions supporting over 5,000 researchers.  This position will work within a team of RC Systems Engineers to design, implement, deploy, and maintain advanced monitoring, logging, and alerting systems for mission-critical services. The Systems Software Engineering group helps maintain core production infrastructure, provisioning, central version control, central logging, and other systems. This group offers many opportunities to build tools and patterns that help all of Research Computing work better. This is an individual contributor position that will report to the Associate Director of Systems Software Engineering in FAS Research Computing (FASRC).

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53681BR - Research Software Engineer (Data Engineer)

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Harvard University is hiring a Research Software Engineer to support researchers' data engineering needs at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH), which includes coalescing data from various sources, including surveys (Qualtrics), external providers, and previous experiments governed by IRB/DUA. Researchers at LISH are spurring a science of innovation through a systematic program of solving real-world innovation challenges while simultaneously conducting rigorous scientific research and analysis. This position works within the Research Software Engineering team and reports to the Associate Director of Research Software Engineering. Being able to develop and implement systems and data services that can efficiently query data at various spatiotemporal resolutions for a large and diverse network of collaborators is key. Harvard University is looking for candidates with diverse backgrounds and new perspectives to work in FAS Research Computing for LISH projects.

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54310BR - Research Software Engineer (Scientific Software Engineer)

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Harvard University is hiring a Research Software Engineer (RSE) to support researchers' high-performance scientific software development, numerical analysis, and machine learning (ML) needs. This project plays an essential role in helping facilitate cutting-edge research on the brain. Through regular engagements with researchers, this RSE will help with the refactoring of a legacy software package for clustering electrophysiological neural data (spike sorting). They will improve code design, unit testing, performance of statistical/numerical libraries, cloud-readiness, as well as porting to general-purpose scientific programming languages (Python, C++, Julia). Additionally, the RSE will make a modular software structure to test different clustering and cluster-tracking algorithms utilizing ML and deep learning (DL) techniques. This position works within a team of Research Software Engineers and researchers at the Center for Brain Science within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and reports to the Associate Director of Research Software Engineering.

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Research Software Engineer (Full-Stack Web Developer)

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Harvard University is hiring a Research Software Engineer to support researchers' full-stack web application development needs at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), which includes building a web application and software infrastructure for patient screening tools, scheduling system, Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) as well as coding of the clinical algorithm. Researchers at HSPH are partnering with the Argentina Ministry of Health to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of implementing a multi-component intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease that includes a global data management system that links a CDSS, which will link data from a digital mHealth screening tool for Community Health Workers (CHWs), electronic appointment scheduling, point of care testing (POCT) for lipids, clinical decision support for medication initiation, and an SMS reminder system for adherence to medications and lifestyle changes. This position works within the Research Software Engineering team and reports to the Associate Director of Research Software Engineering. Being able to develop a web application and implement complex systems and data services that can efficiently streamline data collection and perform backend functionality is key. Harvard University is looking for candidates with diverse backgrounds and new perspectives to work in FAS Research Computing for this project.

Apply here: Harvard Careers 54693BR

Research Software Engineer (Intern)

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The FAS Research Computing (FASRC) department within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University is hiring a Research Software Engineer (RSE) intern to help in developing R and Python packages. This position works on projects in the NSAPH research group (PI: Prof. Francesca Dominici) within Harvard T. H. CHAN School of Public Health. The research group is pioneering the development of Causal Inference models with applications in Public Health. The scientific software package is highly parallelized and written in R and Python. The RSE intern works closely with the Research Software Engineering team and researchers to add new features, testing the current implementation, code profiling, conducting sensitivity analyses, documentation, and preparing technical reports. A successful candidate will have a strong computing background, Python and R programming experience. Good communication and teamwork skills are also required. The interns at FASRC perform their daily duties, attend meetings every week, and assist on projects as assigned.

For more information and the application process, please refer to the full job description below,

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New England Research Cloud (multiple positions)

FAS Research Computing in partnership with Boston University Research Computing are building a common cloud framework that is tailored for data-driven discovery and will eventually be available to many institutions in New England. Together with core industry partners RedHat and Open Stack Foundation will develop a cost effective professionally operated on-prem cloud service with federated authentication and easy access to NESE that includes various levels of services, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS.  See the NERC page for more details.

 

 


Upcoming Openings

 

Research Computing Facilitator/Specialist (TBD)

Details pending approval and posting.

 


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.

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.

FASRC staff will be attending an all-hands Monday October 18th 10am-3pm.
Next monthly maintenance November 1st [DETAILS]