The mission of the Center for Research Computing is to increase the research productivity of the University of Pittsburgh's faculty through the use of advanced computing. We fulfill this mission by:
- Providing our community access to cutting-edge computer hardware and software for enabling transformative research, - Providing our community training workshops to educate users how to utilize the computing resources effectively, - Providing extended personalized consultation for improving researchers' computational workflow and code performance through the selection of better algorithms, parallelization techniques, improved use of input-output strategies, etc.
The Center for Research Computing (CRC) Department at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Coordinator for Outreach and Communications.
This position provides outreach to researchers within the University, especially to communities that are not traditional users of advanced cyberinfrastructure. The Coordinator will be responsible for generating the media to promote the Center's research consultation and education services and compile success stories arising from these services. This position serves within the CRC team, which is comprised of advanced computing experts from various domains; he/she will report to the Director of the Center.
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
5-6 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
5 years experience in a professional capacity
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Effective public speaking ability
Strong interpersonal and networking skills
Desire to assist researchers from, and to learn about, a diverse set of research areas
Ability to quickly grasp the meaning of technical topics from diverse research domains, as well as from fast-paced advances in cyberinfrastructure paradigms
Ability to translate technical achievements into easily understandable descriptions that non-experts can appreciate
Some familiarity with scientific computing would be a plus
Child Protection Clearances
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Scheduled Work Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:
Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt... faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.