Open Science Grid Coordinator of Education, Outreach and Training

May 1, 2007

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*** Open Science Grid
*** Coordinator of Education, Outreach and Training

The Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory is seeking an educationally-focused computational scientist to create and lead the education, outreach and training program of OSG the Open Science Grid. OSG is a $30M collaborative research network with thousands of users in the US and worldwide, supported jointly by the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.

This is a pedagogically-focused management position with significant responsibility to create and shape innovative and effective programs that enable new users and communities to harness OSG for scientific research.

We seek to develop a collaborative and vibrant education community that enables students, educators and researchers in computational science, engineering and other disciplines to use the vast distributed resources of the Open Science Grid.

The position will be based at The University of Chicago and Argonne, and involve collaboration with grid developers and users both nationally and internationally. All training will be through hands-on laboratory work, involving students of all levels in direct and immediate use of grid technology.

The incumbent will lead the design and development of education and training vehicles that include workshops, online self-paced courses, learner-support communities and mentorship programs. This effort will form a network of contributors throughout the grid community to develop, maintain and present educational courses with hands-on training labs.

An exciting aspect of the role and vision is to develop and conduct outreach programs that involve, support and leverage students, groups and institutions that are under-represented and/or under-resourced in the area of high performance computing.

This is a position where unlimited creativity can be applied to make a vital contribution to critical national priorities in science and education.

Requirements include:

* An MS or PhD in a scientific or engineering discipline is highly desired
* Education and training experience is required
* Programming and scientific computing experience is highly desired
* Experience in project management, budgeting and evaluation is highly desired
* Excellent communication, organization and leadership skills are required.

For more information, please contact:

Michael Wilde
Computation Institute,
University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
wilde@mcs.anl.gov

To apply, go to: http://jobs.uchicago.edu/
Select “Job Opportunities” and search for requisition # 075427.

The University of Chicago is an EEO/AA employer.