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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Athens, Georgia

About this job

Posting Number:

S09822P

Working Title:

Bioinformatics Support Specialist

Department:

EITS-Research Computing

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:


The Georgia Advanced Computing Resource Center (GACRC) is the result of a collaborative partnership between the
and the.


The center provides to the UGA research and education community an advanced computing environment comprised of a high-performance computing and networking infrastructure located at the Boyd Data Center, a comprehensive collection of scientific, engineering and business applications, as well as consulting and training services.


College/Unit/Department website:

gacrc@uga.edu

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. Occasional after-hours as needed.

This position is eligible for remote work.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Posting Date:

01/31/2023

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

03/01/2023

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

Classification Title:

IT Systems Support Professional

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.00

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong understanding of research computing approaches and issues, particularly in the field of bioinformatics.
  • Established experience in working with, and supporting faculty researchers, their students and post-docs, in the fields of life sciences, with emphasis in bioinformatics.
  • Graduate degree(s) in a computational science, physical science, computer science or engineering field.
  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages (such as C++, C, Fortran, etc.).
  • Minimum of five years’ computational research experience using a Linux-based programming and computing environment.
  • Proficiency in deployment and support of scientific applications.
  • Experience with container technologies (such as Docker, Singularity)
Position Summary:

This position is part of a team, which supports the advanced research computing needs of more than 340 research groups at UGA. The GACRC’s primary resources include Linux high-performance computing (HPC) clusters, and multi-tiered network attached storage devices, supported through a high-speed InfiniBand fabric. This position will be responsible for interacting with the GACRC user community, addressing numerous support issues that will facilitate the efficient use of the GACRC resources by UGA faculty members, post-docs and students, involved in the fields of Life Sciences, most notably in bioinformatics.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
  • Proficiency in one or more scripting languages (such as Python, Perl, Bash, etc.).
  • Strong experience working in a Linux environment.
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills.
  • Be able to function as part of an interactive team while demonstrating self-initiative to achieve project’s goals and the GACRC’s mission.
  • Have strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities.


Physical Demands:

Normal office environment

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the website.

Duties/Responsibilities:

User Assistance

  • Respond to GACRC user requests of installation or update of scientific software packages, libraries and workflows. Validate installation then produce technical documentation according to current GACRC standards.
  • Assist GACRC users in troubleshooting computational jobs, including handling elaborate pipelines and workflows.
  • Assist GACRC users with issues of data management.

Percentage of time:

50

Duties/Responsibilities:

Current Knowledge

  • Maintain current knowledge and skills in relevant areas including: programming languages, tools, computational methodologies, best practices for large-scale data management, etc.


Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Participation in GACRC Training Activities

  • Provide direct assistance to GACRC users through hands-on workshops, tutorials and seminars, regarding the use of available systems, scientific application software, and training materials.
  • As a joint effort with the GACRC’s Support Team, develop and regularly update relevant training materials, to be made available to the GACRC community through web-based media.

Percentage of time:

40

Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Shan-Ho Tsai

Recruitment Contact Email:

shtsai@uga.edu