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We're hiring! WestGrid seeking a Research Computing Training Assistant

Are you passionate about helping researchers use high performance computing and other digital infrastructure tools? WestGrid is hiring Research Computing Training Assistant is responsible for supporting and delivering research computing training sessions across all WestGrid Member institutions online, in-person, or over multiple days. This includes working with the Training & Visualization Coordinator to identify gaps in current training areas and developing new training materials and courses.

This post is suitable for a recent PhD or MSc graduate who is enthusiastic about supporting, training and encouraging academic researchers in a wide variety of disciplines. We expect some in-depth familiarity within a computational science environment, but otherwise you must be able to independently research and teach new technologies as needed for users who will not be computational experts. A background in machine learning would be a strong asset. 

Responsibilities will include determining and delivering training topics that meet researchers' current needs, managing training event logistics, coordinating with relevant communication teams, delivering training and outreach sessions, and training other staff members to provide seminars and workshops.

Additionally the assistant may help with:

  • contributing to provincial, institutional or national training initiatives (eg, Software Carpentry, Summer Schools)
  • responding to requests by email, through the ticketing system and in person, as required
  • general support for researchers and users as part of the WestGrid analysts’ and training teams

Apply today, as this posting will close once a suitable candidate is found.

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