Support Staff Employment Opportunity

ACENET Computational Research Consultant

Office of the Vice-President (Research) UNB Fredericton

Competition #:#167-18.19Closing Date:February 14, 2019 4:30PM
Employment Group:PTSU Salary or Rate:The salary range for this position is currently under review.
Employment Date:(tentative)As soon as possible Hours per Week:Full-time (36.25 HPW)
Position Length:(tentative)3 year termFunding:Externally Funded


The ACENET Computational Research Consultant (RC), reporting to the Executive Director, Office of Research Services and to ACENET's Chief Technology Officer, is responsible for providing expertise primarily to the New Brunswick ACENET users within UNB and other NB institutions, as well as supporting the larger ACENET network in Atlantic Canada and nationally through Compute Canada. The RC, working as part of a distributed team, serves the broad community of researchers across a wide range of disciplines.
Representative Responsibilities
·    Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with research groups, and for providing expertise in Advanced Computing and High Performance Computing to all NB users, throughout the network in Atlantic Canada and nationally. 
·    Provide direction, advice and assistance to researchers. Topics of consultation could include parallel programming, code optimization, cloud computing, GPU programming, use of queuing systems, and data management. 
·    Maintain a business plan for research community engagement, and assist researchers in all aspects of using Compute Canada resources,
·    Responsible for developing and delivering training, workshops, seminars and information sessions around Advanced Computing technologies, approaches and methodologies to all NB users. 
·    Maintain and execute an annual training plan tuned to the needs of the ACENET community in New Brunswick. Required to deliver public presentations on their work with ACENET & Compute Canada to audiences ranging from local to national.
·    Engage with industry in New Brunswick on research, development, and training initiatives with ACENET. This includes guiding these industrial clients in the paid use of specialized computing resources on offer from ACENET and providing training and support. Advanced Computing technologies, approaches, and methodologies.
·    Work within ACENET's ticketing system to ensure user support issues are addressed in a timely manner.
·    Evaluate and recommend new technologies, services and software tools.
·    Participate in relevant national committees, working groups, and research support activities.
·    Offer strategic insight to ACENET Executive for a growing presence, profile, and utility to research in New Brunswick.
·    Work with a dispersed technical team to continuously improve ACENET's service delivery.
·    A postgraduate doctoral degree from a recognized university; and education/training/experience in advanced research computing. Five years of relevant experience related to computational research experience with significant programming skills. Experience in an academic research environment; as well as, experience preparing and delivering presentations, workshops, lectures and seminars.
·    Significant technical knowledge in the highly complex and in-demand areas of, but not limited to, artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, tensorflow, parallel computing, and GPU computing. Also requires past use of High Performance Computing architectures, technologies and environments. This position requires analytical and critical thinking, and the ability to solve problems. A demonstrated commitment to client service and excellent interpersonal skills required to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and external partners/clients; excellent communication skills; excellent analytical skills, problem solving and critical thinking; excellent judgment, decision making and organizational skills; and ability to multi-task, manage and work in a team environment. 
·    Flexibility with working hours; and an ability and willingness to travel is required.
·    Must be comfortable working on a distributed team, supported by collaborative technologies such as Slack, Google Apps, videoconferencing, and wikis.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


For more information, please contact:

UNB Fredericton
Human Resources Room 102
Physics & Admin. Building
Fax: 506-453-4611

UNB Saint John
Financial & Admin. Services
Room 114/115, Oland Hall
Fax: 506-648-5714

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted ONLY until the end of regular business hours on the closing date.