| Advertised Summary Job Description: We are seeking a highly motivated candidate(s) with a background in Computer Science or Information System for a Systems administrator position within the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center. The candidate will be engaged in collecting, storing, maintaining, and monitoring a high performance cluster (HPC) with terabytes of next generation sequencing data. The candidate will support the gene sequencing and bioinformatics needs of members of the genetic epidemiology group, conducting research focused on neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease as well as other age related traits. You will need extensive experience with large high performance supercomputers, in-depth knowledge of the software that run on them; as well as, a demonstrated competency in the design, build, and configuration of services necessary for research computing, and underlying scripting capabilities. You will also be responsible for downloading and maintaining large amounts of sequencing data from multiple sources. The candidate will play an instrumental role in upgrading and making infrastructural improvements to the HPC. |
The Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center at Columbia University houses a large number of scientists with expertise in clinical, epidemiological, neuropsychological, and genetics research since its conception in 1977. For more information please visit: http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/sergievsky.
-Serve as the primary manager for a large SGE cluster
-Maintain mission-critical cluster with over 2,000 cores and more than 3 PB storage
-Operate master consoles in order to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks, and to coordinate computer network access and use.
-Provide technical support and monitoring of in-house software applications, 3rd party software and databases.
-Confer with network users about how to solve existing system problems.
-Monitor cluster and provide technical support to members of the group
-Collating, integrating, and managing genetic data
-Be able to work independently and collaboratively with highly interactive research groups
Perform other responsibilities as required.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: -Bachelor's in Computer Science, Information Management, or Statistics or equivalent in education and experience.
-In depth knowledge of UNIX/Linux systems, system administration tools, methodologies, and security practices. CentOS and Scientific Linux Knowledge. Minimum 2 years of experience, preferably within a heterogeneous environment.
-Experience managing multiple systems
-Versioning experience in code and packages, including use of "diff" files
-Experience writing scripts to automate processes in a production *nix environment using any of the following languages - shell, Bash, Perl, or Python
-Domain knowledge in HPC and system software such as cluster management/provisioning tools, job schedulers, MPI, etc is strongly preferred
-Strong knowledge of and experience with data management
-Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
-Working knowledge of statistical genetics will be a plus
-Excellent written and verbal communication
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.