Monday , November 28 2022

CSIR Careers – Support Scientist

Website Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Job Description:

The CSIR has a vacancy for a Computational Chemistry Support Scientist: HPC in the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), within the National Integrated Cyber-Infrastructure System (NICIS). The incumbent will be responsible to support and maintain a variety of application software packages for a wide range of researchers in the academic, public sector, private sector and internal researchers making use of the CHPC’s high performance computing cluster resources. This position is based in Rosebank, Cape Town.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Compile and install Computational Chemistry/Drug Discovery application software packages on CHPC compute systems;
  • Support users of both the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) based clusters at the CHPC with Molecular Dynamics (MD) job submissions and results analyses for a wide range of commercial and open source application software packages;
  • Provide technical support to the CHPC Computational Chemistry (including Molecular Dynamics and Quantum Mechanics) and Drug Discovery users (including software, workflow support, development and/or customization of user job scripts and effective communication with stakeholders) to ensure effective usage of compute platforms;
  • Work together with other staff members in implementing user support projects that can assist the development of the Centre;
  • Support CHPC Research Programs of Principal Investigators, including monitoring allocations and evaluating Research Program feedbacks
  • Test and benchmark Computational Chemistry/Drug Discovery HPC applications software to determine optimum set-up and efficient use at the CHPC with the aim to advise users on best practices in making use of the software;
  • Compile and maintain a wide variety of software and libraries in a Linux environment (for compilers, MPI libraries, Python, Perl, etc.) on the CHPC compute systems;

Job Requirements:

  • Strong Linux operating system competency (including writing of job scripts, bash, and shell scripting, etc.)
  • A Doctoral degree in computational chemistry or computational drug discovery will be advantageous;
  • Dedicated experience in supporting Molecular Dynamics (MD) based applications;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written);
  • A Master’s degree in computational chemistry or computational drug discovery with at least two years’ experience supporting computational chemistry/drug discovery users on HPC (CPU and GPU) Linux based compute infrastructures;
  • Intimate familiarity with the research environment and challenges within South Africa;
  • Ability to teach at a post-graduate level;

Job Details:

Company: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Job Category: Government

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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