[grads] Fwd: Search for OSG Education Coordinator

Fred J. Hickernell hickernell at iit.edu
Mon Apr 30 18:20:07 CDT 2007


In case you have not seen this, here is an interesting job  
opportunity for someone with computing expertise.  Fred

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Mike Wilde <wilde at mcs.anl.gov>
> Date: April 30, 2007 6:02:28 PM CDT
> To: "Fred J. Hickernell" <hickernell at iit.edu>
> Subject: Search for OSG Education Coordinator
>
> Dear Fred,
>
> I’m writing to ask for your help in spreading the word on an  
> excellent career
> opportunity:
>
> The Open Science Grid is searching for a pedagogically-focused  
> scientist with
> strong experience in computing to manage its education, outreach  
> and training
> program. This is a diverse and exciting leadership role.
>
> Do you know anyone that would be a good match? Could you pass this  
> on to
> graduates, postdocs, colleagues and appropriate mailing lists?
>
> I'd be delighted to talk to anyone who is interested, and discuss  
> the vision
> and the position.
>
> Best regards and many thanks for your help,
>
> Mike
>
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>
> Position Announcement:
>
> *** 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 at mcs.anl.gov
>
> To apply, go to: http://jobs.uchicago.edu/
> Select  "Job Opportunities" and search for requisition # 075247.
>
> The University of Chicago is an EEO/AA employer.
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____________________________________________
Fred J. Hickernell, Professor and Chair
Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology
E1 Bdg Rm 208, 10 West 32nd Street, Chicago, IL 60616
Email: fred at math.iit.edu, Web: www.iit.edu/~hickerne
Office Phone: 1 312 567 8983, Office Fax: 1 312 567 3135
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