System Administrator and Parallel Programmer (CITA)

Institution: University of Toronto
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Description

The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) at the University of Toronto is a nationally supported research institute and a non-profit corporation (CITA Inc.). Our mission is to foster interaction within the Canadian astrophysics community and to serve as an international centre of excellence for theoretical studies in astrophysics. We educate and develop the next generation of scientific leaders with national postdoctoral fellowships as well as postdoctoral and research associate fellowships, and through the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. We are devoted to studying the origin and evolution of the universe and the many phenomena revealed by modern astronomy.

Under the general direction of the Computing Facilities Manager, the System Administrator and Parallel Programmer maintains the smooth operation of general CITA hardware and software infrastructure, administers CITA’s key High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems (currently includes a 1,600-core Linux cluster), and ensures a reliable and efficient environment for scientific researchers.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Troubleshooting complex computer system problems
• Analyzing server and/or desktop performance data
• Documenting network-related activities or tasks
• Creating complex and technical documentation and user support guides
• Executing security measures for network devices and introducing variations as required
• Analyzing, recommending and documenting parallelization strategies
• Creating complex and technical documentation and user support guides
• Performing preventive maintenance on audio-visual equipment

Essential Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
• Minimum four years of recent and related programming experience in an UNIX-like environment
• Expert knowledge and experience of C, Fortran and python under *nix, visualization
• Experience with RAID Storage configuration and setup and the lustre filesystem is an asset
• Advanced programming skills
• Excellent analytical skills and ability to improve software systems
• Advanced level skills interfacing with parallel astrophysical programming needs, including massively parallel system configuration and programming
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Assets (Nonessential):

• Formal certification in RHEL, ITILv2 or ITILv3, CCNA & CCNP

To be successful in this role you will be:

• Adaptable
• Motivated self-learner
• Patient
• Problem solver
• Resourceful
• Team player

Travel: None

Notes: Interested applicants should apply online at the UofT Career Website: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=1901907&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname

Job Posting: June 24, 2019
Job Closing: July 19, 2019

System Administrator and Parallel Programmer (CITA)

Institution: University of Toronto
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Description

The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) at the University of Toronto is a nationally supported research institute and a non-profit corporation (CITA Inc.). Our mission is to foster interaction within the Canadian astrophysics community and to serve as an international centre of excellence for theoretical studies in astrophysics. We educate and develop the next generation of scientific leaders with national postdoctoral fellowships as well as postdoctoral and research associate fellowships, and through the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. We are devoted to studying the origin and evolution of the universe and the many phenomena revealed by modern astronomy.

Under the general direction of the Computing Facilities Manager, the System Administrator and Parallel Programmer maintains the smooth operation of general CITA hardware and software infrastructure, administers CITA’s key High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems (currently includes a 1,600-core Linux cluster), and ensures a reliable and efficient environment for scientific researchers.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Troubleshooting complex computer system problems
• Analyzing server and/or desktop performance data
• Documenting network-related activities or tasks
• Creating complex and technical documentation and user support guides
• Executing security measures for network devices and introducing variations as required
• Analyzing, recommending and documenting parallelization strategies
• Creating complex and technical documentation and user support guides
• Performing preventive maintenance on audio-visual equipment

Essential Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
• Minimum four years of recent and related programming experience in an UNIX-like environment
• Expert knowledge and experience of C, Fortran and python under *nix, visualization
• Experience with RAID Storage configuration and setup and the lustre filesystem is an asset
• Advanced programming skills
• Excellent analytical skills and ability to improve software systems
• Advanced level skills interfacing with parallel astrophysical programming needs, including massively parallel system configuration and programming
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Assets (Nonessential):

• Formal certification in RHEL, ITILv2 or ITILv3, CCNA & CCNP

To be successful in this role you will be:

• Adaptable
• Motivated self-learner
• Patient
• Problem solver
• Resourceful
• Team player

Travel: None

Notes: Interested applicants should apply online at the UofT Career Website: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=1901907&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname

Job Posting: June 24, 2019
Job Closing: July 19, 2019

Chaire de recherche du Canada (niveau 2) Astrophysique multi-messagers

L’Université Bishop’s, située à Sherbrooke, QC (www.ubishops.ca) lance un appel de candidatures pour un poste de Chaire de recherche du Canada, niveau 2, menant à la permanence en astrophysique multi-messagers. Le département de physique et d’astronomie accepte des candidatures provenant de ce vaste domaine, avec spécialisation dans un ou plusieurs des sous-champs suivants : ondes de gravité, objets compacts, cosmologie, physique gravitationnelle, physique des astroparticules, astronomie radio, optique et à rayons X, données massives et instrumentation astronomique.

Le programme des CRC a été créé par le gouvernement du Canada dans le but de favoriser la recherche et le développement de très haut niveau. La Chaire de niveau 2 sera attribuée pour une période de cinq ans, renouvelable une fois à la suite de l’approbation du Secrétariat des CRC. Les Chairs de recherche du Canada de niveau 2 sont prévues pour des chercheuses et chercheurs émergents exceptionnels (i.e. les candidates et candidats sont des chercheuses et chercheurs actifs dans leur domaine depuis moins de 10 ans au moment de la mise en nomination). Des candidates ou des candidats ayant obtenu leur diplôme le plus avancé plus de dix ans auparavant et qui ont dû interrompre leur carrière de façon légitime seront pris en considération en utilisant le processus de justification de la chaire de niveau II. L’impact légitime que ces absences (e.g. congés parentaux, congés de maladie) peuvent avoir sur le dossier de réalisations de recherche sera dûment considéré lors du processus de sélection. Veuillez contacter le Service de la recherche de l’Université Bishop’s pour obtenir plus de détails au sujet des critères d’admissibilité et consulter le site des Chaires de recherche du Canada pour des informations détaillées au sujet de ce programme, incluant les critères d’admissibilité (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-fra.aspx).

La personne retenue pour ce poste doit détenir un doctorat (ou diplôme équivalent) et avoir complété un stage postdoctoral. Elle doit avoir un dossier de recherche de qualité supérieure dans l’un des domaines de recherche nommés ci-dessus. La personne retenue aura fait preuve de sa capacité à obtenir des fonds de recherche externes et de son potentiel de devenir une chercheuse ou un chercheur de renommée mondiale. La charge d’enseignement est de deux cours d’une durée d’un semestres (3 crédits chacun) par année scolaire. Un solide dossier d’enseignement ainsi que le bilinguisme/multilinguisme seront également des atouts.

Le ou la titulaire de cette Chaire de recherche du Canada se joindra à une équipe de chercheuses et de chercheurs dynamiques composée de membres du corps professoral, de stagiaires postdoctoraux, et d’étudiantes et d’étudiants de premier et de deuxième cycle. L’Université Bishop’s s’engage à créer à et favoriser un environnement qui appuie la recherche et les activités de création exceptionnelles. L’astrophysique et la relativité sont des champs d’expertise de longue date et occupent une place importante dans le Plan stratégique de la recherche de cette institution (https://www.ubishops.ca/wp-content/uploads/Strategic-Research-Plan2017-2022-FINAL.pdf).

L’Université Bishop’s respecte les principes d’équité et de diversité au sein de sa communauté et accueille favorablement les candidatures de personnes issues de communautés en quête d’équité incluant les femmes, les minorités visibles, les personnes autochtones, les personnes de toutes orientation et identité sexuelle, et les personnes handicapées. Bien que, en lien avec les exigences canadiennes en matière d’immigration, la priorité soit accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents, toute personne qualifiée est fortement encouragée à poser sa candidature. L’Université Bishop’s a recours à un programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi selon la Loi sur l’accès à l’égalité en emploi dans des organismes publics mis à la disposition des femmes, des minorités visibles, des minorités ethniques, des Autochtones et des personnes handicapées (incluant la possibilité d’être accommodé pour toute partie du processus de sélection). Les candidates et candidats ayant des besoin d’accommodements dans le cadre de ce processus peuvent communiquer avec les ressources humaines à HR@ubishops.ca.

Les dossiers de candidatures, incluant une lettre d’intention, un CV, un énoncé des réalisations de recherche et des objectifs futurs en recherche, des éléments probants de l’efficacité en enseignement, et les noms et coordonnées d’au moins trois répondants, doivent être envoyés en format PDF à l’adresse suivante : researchoffice@ubishops.ca.

L’examen des dossiers de candidatures débutera le 30 août 2019 et se poursuivra jusqu’à ce qu’un individu soit retenu. Idéalement, un dossier de candidature complet sera transmis au Programme des CRC en avril 2020. La date d’entrée en fonction est négociable.

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec (www.ubishops.ca) has an opening for a tenure-stream Tier II Canada Research Chair position in multi-messenger astrophysics. The Department of Physics & Astronomy welcomes applications in this broad field, with specialization in one or more of the following areas: gravitational waves, compact objects, cosmology, and gravitational physics; astroparticle physics; radio, optical, and X-ray astronomy; big data and astronomical instrumentation.

The CRC program was created by the Government of Canada to cultivate world-class research and development. The Tier II Chair will be awarded for a five year period, renewable once upon approval from the CRC program. Tier II Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who completed their highest degree more than 10 years ago (and where career interruptions exist) may have their eligibility for a Tier II CRC assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. The legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, sick leave) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. Please contact Bishop’s Research Office for eligibility details and consult the CRC Foundation for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx).

Applicants for this position should possess a PhD (or equivalent) and have postdoctoral experience and a superior research profile in one of the proposed areas. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to obtain external funding and the potential to emerge as internationally recognized scholars. Teaching duties consist of two (3 credit hours each) semester-length courses per academic year. A strong teaching record is also beneficial. Bilingualism/multilingualism is an asset.

The successful candidate will join a thriving research team comprised of faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students. Bishop’s commits to building and enhancing an environment that supports outstanding research and creative activity. Astrophysics and Relativity are long-standing research strengths at Bishop’s University and are prominent in its Strategic Research Plan (https://www.ubishops.ca/wp-content/uploads/Strategic-Research-Plan2017-2022-FINAL.pdf).

Bishop’s University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified members of equity-seeking groups, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people with diverse gender identities, and people with disabilities. Members of these groups are encouraged to identify themselves. Although, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, all qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Bishop’s University implements an equal access employment / program under the Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies for women, visible minorities, ethnic minority, Aboriginal and disabled people (including the possibility of accommodation during the selection process). Candidates who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the process may contact Human Resources at HR@ubishops.ca.

Application packages, including a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statement of research achievements and future objectives, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact of at least three referees, must be sent as PDF files to researchoffice@ubishops.ca

Review of the applications will begin on August 30, 2019 and will continue until a nominee is chosen. Ideally, a full application package will be submitted to the CRC program in April 2020. The start date is negotiable.