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    Opportunity: Director, High Performance Computing Resource (#4057) @ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center -- New York, NY (US)
    Submitted by Gina Schaefer; posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2014


    The Director of High Performance Computing (HPC) at MSKCC will manage and develop advanced computational resources and services to meet the research computing needs of both the Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI) and Memorial Hospital (MH). The HPC Director will be responsible for planning, designing, implementing, managing, integrating, and maintaining HPC resources across SKI and MH, and will also keep abreast of emerging technologies that may benefit HPC computing research and applications at MSKCC. The HPC Director will report to the Director of the MSKCC Computational Biology Center and coordinate with the HPC Oversight Committee and researchers within MSKCC.


    • Manage a growing team of systems administrators in development and maintenance of HPC systems for SKI and MH researchers.
    • Coordinate and direct integration and growth of HPC resources across SKI and MH in collaboration with HPC Oversight Committee. Work with MSKCC faculty to gather information about research computing requirements. Participate in or lead applications for funding to expand HPC resources.
    • Provide regular reports to the HPC Oversight Committee, which includes representatives from MH and SKI and is chaired by the Director of the Computational Biology Center at MSKCC.
    • Develop service models, service level agreements (SLAs), and budget and staffing proposals for HPC services provided to MSKCC researchers.
    • Document HPC policies and usage practices.
    • Oversee resource queuing/scheduling systems for job management on HPC resources. Work with HPC Oversight Committee to define policies that balance priorities among research groups with differing needs.
    • Oversee high-performance petascale storage systems for cluster computing. Implement strategies for sharing storage space among research groups.
    • Oversee large-scale archival storage for multiple data types (including raw sequencing data, analysis results, and other kinds of research and publication data), including tiered long-term storage.
    • Investigate emerging technologies; research new systems, platforms, and configurations; work with vendors to specify and purchase new hardware and software; guide short and long term planning for HPC computing at MSKCC.
    • Coordinate with MSKCC Information Systems on networking and security requirements.
    • Ensure compliance of resources with institutional and other data policies (e.g., CLIA, HIPAA, and dbGaP).


    • Master's degree or equivalent with 5-10 years of relevant systems administration and management experience in academic or research computing.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated written and oral communication facility.
    • Expert knowledge of high-performance computing, particularly cluster resource management.
    • Additional areas of expertise needed include clustered file systems, high-bandwidth networking, and large-scale storage archiving.
    • Life-sciences background and familiarity with next-generation sequencing computational workflows, bioinformatics, and computational biology computing desired.
    • Ability to work in a complex environment with a highly heterogeneous mix of hardware, software, resources, and user needs.
    • Experience with GPU-accelerated computing desirable.


    New York, NY




    Please apply on our website and search for Job ID 4057 or use the following link:[...]71106


    MSKCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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