Monday, 19 May 2014

Research Jobs in Abu Dhabi; Research Applications Specialist - Information Technology

Job Title:    Research Applications Specialist - Information Technology
Job Number:    AD0000100091
Location:    Abu Dhabi, UAE
Employer:    New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

Job Overview:
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is seeking to appoint an accomplished Research Applications Specialist to provide research application and professional services. This position will work as part of a team to provide researchers and faculty with technical support, user support, training, day-to-day assistance for their use of research applications.

Job Duties:
  • Understanding researcher requirements and translating those requirements into functional and dependable solutions, working with scientific programming languages like MATLAB, STATA or R and troubleshooting skills
  • Installing, tuning, supporting and improving research applications from a wide variety of disciplines
  • Working with researchers and application developers to isolate problems, extend functionality, and enhance performance of computational science and engineering programs through algorithmic improvements, code parallelization, performance analysis and system modification
  • Develop applications targeting multiple client platforms
  • Installing, maintaining and upgrading open source software products

Education Requirements

  •     Bachelor’s degree  with 5 years' experience or Master's degree with 3 years' experience (or educational equivalent) in computer science, engineering, science, physics, mathematics, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired
  •     Minimum 5 years' experience in algorithm development, parallelization, optimization, re-architecting, tuning, and porting on high performance computing systems (may include post-doctoral and graduate research positions)
  •     ITIL v3/2011 Foundation certificate
  •     System Administrator certification e.g. Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) or equivalent

Experience Requirements

  •     Strong programming skills in the following languages C, C++, FORTRAN
  •     Programming skills using scripting languages like Unix shell, Python, php or Perl, is also required
  •     Demonstrate an appreciation for a wide range of compute and data intensive research and be experienced in at least one research area such as life science, computational science, physical science or social science
  •     Database programming knowledge using ODBC, DBI, MySQL, Microsoft SQL or PostgreSQL
  •     Experience with one or more software source code control systems, standard scientific and statistical packages such as MATLAB, STATA etc
  •     Knowledge of Linux and Windows system administration
  •     Persuasive and assertive with the ability to change behavior to ensure the optimum utilization of computer resources
  •     Ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to non-technical audience, keep up to date with technological advances, work in a team-based environment and contribute positively to it
  •     Aptitude to work on own initiative and as part of a team, and  to work with individuals at all levels and diplomatically manages their expectations
  •     Creative problem solving abilities and initiatives
  •     Strong organizational, presentation and report writing skills
  •     Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
  •     Must be able to manage conflicting priorities in an effective and professional manner

  •     Experience in a higher education institution, especially developing and/or supporting research, and in installing, managing applications and tools in HPC environments
  •     Database Administration (DBA)
  •     Knowledge of scientific analysis, statistical methods and computer related research design and statistical analysis.
  •     Management of large data sets

Deadline Date: 31/05/2014

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