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University of Cambridge Information Services 


Head of Programme & Project Office

DEPARTMENT/LOCATIONUniversity Information Services

£56,482 - £65,453

CATEGORY Academic-related
PUBLISHED 27 August 2015
CLOSING DATE 25 September 2015

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HPC Consultant (Fixed Term)

Salary: £34,233 - £45,954

The High Performance Computing Service (HPCS) is part of the central University Information Service (UIS) within the University of Cambridge. It provides Research Computing and Data Services to the entire University and its affiliated institutions. HPCS is currently enjoying a rapid growth in demand for its services from across all schools. This has led to an expansion in support and development staff for computing and data platforms.

The role-holder (HPC Consultant) works under the direction of the Head of Scientific Computing Support and undertakes research and service duties across several projects in the context of the core mission of the Scientific Computing support team.

By joining HPCS, the role holder will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of exciting projects in the High Performance Computing and Big Data fields. In particular one of the main projects where the role-holder will actively contribute is the Programme for Simulation Innovation (PSi) R&D programme, a five-year activity funded by Jaguar Land Rover and EPSRC. Work package topics span across several domains including CAE applications’ scalability, I/O sub-system characterization, explore novel architectures for technical computing and remote visualization techniques (VDI environment and big tiled displays).

We have several collaborations currently running with various University groups around Research Software development and deployment, national and international scientific projects (DiRAC and Square Kilometre Array), and long-term established industrial relationships (DELL/Intel Solution Centre, Jaguar Land Rover). The role-holder will have the opportunity to participate in the creation and definition of new research projects and help HPCS secure more funding for the years ahead.

Duties will also include responsibility and autonomy for meeting project objectives and timelines, spanning from short-term to multiple years. Contributions and learnings made in the context of the external and industrial projects are naturally extended to improve general service provided by HPCS to all University users. The role-holder will need to be comfortable resolving complex problems and be able to handle workload from multiple different projects at the same time while maintaining attention to detail and data-orientated decision-making.

The role-holder will be educated to Masters degree level in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computational Science-based discipline or have equivalent experience.  Essential skills required include knowledge of I/O subsystems and knowledge of various file-systems, as well as experience of code benchmarking and performance evaluation of commercial and open-source CAE and CFD codes.  The role-holder will have good interpersonal skills with a customer service orientation, and be proactive and creative in problem solving.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for three years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Mr Filippo Spiga or 01223 764301.  The closing date for applications is Friday 4th September 2015. It is intended that interviews be held on Tuesday 15th September 2015.

The University follows an equal opportunities policy.



Test Analyst (Fixed Term) 

DEPARTMENT/LOCATIONUniversity Information Services


CATEGORY Assistant staff
PUBLISHED 12 August 2015
CLOSING DATE 3 September 2015

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