Computational Research Initiatives Manager

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Created: October 21, 2014


Wellesley College, consistently the top-ranked liberal arts college for women in the U.S., is hiring an experienced, entrepreneurial, and service-oriented Computational Research Initiatives Manager to join our dynamic Library and Technology Services group.   The Computational Research Initiatives Manager provides coordination and support for the use of computational solutions (resources, tools and methods) in research and instruction.

Key Responsibilities

Act as the primary liaison to faculty on research server and storage needs. Consult with faculty and students on their research computing requirements and work with LTS colleagues to provide appropriate solutions.  Provide research consultations for faculty and students in an area of academic specialty. Support discipline-specific software/technologies including scientific instrumentation interfaces. Work with faculty partners to provide course-integrated technical workshops.

In conjunction with the Systems team, participate in the design, build, maintenance and support of research storage and server environments including implementing comprehensive server security standards and backup and recovery policies.  Coordinate and participate in technical projects and provide creative input on strategies for future research technology needs.

An ideal candidate is able to work independently and in a team environment; is aware of new technologies and trends and their application in meeting faculty research needs; demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.

Due to the nature of supporting essential services, on-call and remote support is an expectation of this role.

Advanced degree (M.A./M.S.) in a relevant discipline required. PhD preferred. Candidates should have 3-5 years experience in information services or a discipline-related field including

Strong data-driven Research experience (commensurate with experience level) including the management of research systems and their underlying technologies.  Experience coding in one or more languages.  Experience supporting Linux (CentOS, RedHat preferred) and Windows server (2003/2008 minimum).  Understanding of network concepts and protocols (e.g., DNS, VLANs, IP routing, host firewalls).  Familiarity with the command line for system and network-based troubleshooting.

Experience leading small to medium sized technical investigations.  Ability to acquire new skills.  Must be able to move quickly between tasks and technical environments.  Proven written and oral communication skills.  Teaching (small group and classroom), Scripting (Bash, Perl), and experience translating between coding languages preferred.  This position provides support for faculty using a wide range of instrumentation, languages, software, and other related technologies.

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