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[ccp4bb] Scientific Computing Specialist position at RU

Dear colleagues-


I would like to bring to your attention an opening for a Scientific Computing Specialist at the Rockefeller University. This is a full-time staff position focused on providing computational support for cryo-EM efforts. Please feel free to direct any informal inquiries to me at galushin@rockefeller.edu.  A full description of the position and application instructions are below. 



-Greg Alushin


Assistant Professor and Head

Laboratory of Structural Biophysics and Mechanobiology

The Rockefeller University


P.S. Apologies to those who receive duplicate copies of this notification from multiple mailing lists.




Scientific Computing Specialist – Cryo-EM


The Rockefeller University seeks to recruit a Scientific Computing Specialist to support ongoing efforts in cryo-EM data collection, data management, and image analysis for tomographic and single-particle macromolecular structure determination. 


The Specialist will work with the High Performance Computing Group, the Cryo-Electron Microscopy Resource Center, and member groups of the Structural Biology Unit to address cutting-edge problems at the interface of computational and structural biology.  In addition to supporting ongoing research projects, up to 20% effort is available for original research (independently or in collaboration with Rockefeller colleagues), depending upon the interests and experience level of the successful candidate.


Responsibilities include:

  • Building and maintaining hardware for scientific computing
  • Development and maintenance of scripting workflows for data management, analysis, and visualization
  • Systems administration of Linux workstations, dense networked storage, and high-performance computing resources within a heterogeneous cluster environment
  • Benchmarking and developing optimized hardware/software solutions
  • Interacting with and supporting the needs of a substantial user base working on diverse scientific problems



  • Bachelor’s degree in computational, biological, or physical sciences, engineering, or mathematics
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in Linux systems administration in a networked environment
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in assembling and maintaining high-performance computational hardware
  • Proficiency in compiling scientific software from source with complex dependencies
  • Experience in troubleshooting and debugging the execution of scientific applications
  • Proficiency in shell scripting and an object-oriented scripting language (python preferred)
  • Previous experience with HPC clusters and the use of batch queuing systems such as Slurm, PBS, or SGE
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills




Desirable attributes:

  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in quantitative/computational science
  • Expertise and experience with parallel computing technologies, such as GPU computing with CUDA, MPI, OpenMP and embarrassingly parallel workflows
  • Previous experience with structural biology data processing, particularly cryo-EM image analysis
  • Previous experience providing outstanding user support in an academic research environment



How to Apply:


We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative work environment.  


To apply to this job, please visit the URL below and apply to job code ‘IRC20038’.  Please make sure to upload your resume and a cover letter. 




The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans