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New Career Opportunites at UPEI, USask & UBC

Several new positions are now available through our careers page!


Assistant to the Director - UBC, Vancouver, BC

This position provides executive-level support for the Director, Advanced Research Computing (ARC) as well as other senior management within the ARC office. As a primary contact for the ARC office, this position liaises with the University community, and with various levels in external agencies on behalf of the ARC office, and fosters effective working relationships other administrative and research units at UBC. 

This position is situated in a demanding environment which requires the highest level of tact, discretion, and sensitivity. As part of the Office Administration Team for the ARC office, this position will also support other administrative functions of the ARC team. The incumbent is expected to establish a well-developed understanding and knowledge of the departmental functions of the ARC office, university policies and procedures, and related organizational protocols. Closing date for applications May 16, 2019


Advanced Research Computing Analyst - USask, Saskatoon, SK

In support of Research Computing in ICT, the Advanced Research Computing (ARC) Analyst accelerates research at the University by facilitating the effective use of ARC resources and High-Performance Computing (HPC) resources provided by the University and Compute Canada. The position is responsible for supporting faculty members, students, and staff, by providing ARC support to a wide variety of research projects through different stages of the research life cycle. 

The ARC Analyst works with both research team members and HPC system administrators in ICT Research Computing providing advanced computing solutions in the form of infrastructure, software, and consulting services. The ARC Analyst adapts and supports scientific software to establish efficient workflows on ARC infrastructure, implements algorithms, compiles technical reports, and supports research projects through analysis. The analyst promotes ARC community growth by conducting and organizing workshops and seminars for faculty and students and prepares technical training materials. The ARC analyst serves both locally at the University of Saskatchewan and as an analyst for Compute Canada, supporting Canadian research on national ARC infrastructure.

This position requires expertise in the use of research technologies, a client-focused and collaborative approach to service, and an understanding of the research process and the IT environment of the university. The position requires the ability to work effectively both independently and within a team, and to appropriately prioritize response to a wide variety of time-sensitive tasks.

Participation in local, WestGrid, and Compute Canada meetings and working groups is expected and occasional travel, both within Canada and internationally, may be required.  Occasional work outside of core business hours is required, balanced by flex-time consideration. Closing date for applications May 17, 2019.


Computational Research Consultant - UPEI, Charlottetown, PEI

Based at the University of PEI, this is a staff user support position to assist clients in using and navigating the advanced computing resources available at ACENET and Compute Canada. Reporting to ACENET’s Chief Technology Officer, this position requires a motivated self-starter and relationship-builder who will be responsible for supporting the ACENET research community at UPEI with duties extending nationally and throughout Atlantic Canada. The successful candidate will work as part of a distributed team serving a broad community across a wide range of disciplines. Closing date for applications May 22, 2019. 


For more information on any of these positions, please visit our Careers page.