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Research Computing Fellow

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Categories: Staff
Department: T&I - CIO Office

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The Davidson College Fellows program provides graduating seniors or 2021 graduates an entry-level, one-year or two-year term-limited position in an information technology field. Our purpose is to help you grow your talent and skills, while you help us solve technology problems. Fellows positions are open to all recent graduates with a bachelor’s degree. For more details about the Fellows program, please see https://www.davidson.edu/offices-and-services/human-resources/work-davidson/fellows-program

Overview

Davidson College and our consortium partners (Duke University, NC Central University, and MCNC) are building a new set of research computing services for small colleges and historically black/tribal colleges statewide. We’re building tools to help faculty and students at these institutions to learn from, analyze, and make new discoveries via high performance computing using ultra-fast networks and cutting-edge large datasets, and easier access to math and statistical software. We’re looking for a recent graduate who we can train and mentor in order to work with our team, faculty, and students at Davidson and statewide to help them learn how to use some exciting new technologies to improve their classroom and research experience.

Interested? Read on.

Who are you?

You’re a recent graduate with an interest in how technology can help higher education and research. Maybe you took a class involving software like STATA, Python or R and got excited seeing how you can analyze and draw conclusions from information. You could have been the student that friends and classmates turned to when they weren’t sure how to accomplish something in these programs. And perhaps you really enjoyed these parts of your studies and would like to further explore the intersection of science, analytics, and technology as you consider career or graduate school options.

Meet the Academic Technology team

We’re a small group of technology analysts with diverse personal and technological backgrounds working to build better systems for teaching and learning - including helping faculty and students make better use of research computing capabilities. We’re part of a Duke-led consortium called NCShare that has been awarded nearly $1.4 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF-OAC-2201525 and NSF-OAC-2201105) to build out several statewide services for small private colleges and historically black/tribal colleges and universities:

  • A research networking capability (NCShare Science DMZ) to allow faculty and students to exchange data with other researchers and labs worldwide

  • A compute cluster (NCShare CaaS) to allow easy, on-demand access to tools like R Studio, Jupyter, and HPC by thousands of students and researchers across the state

  • Other supporting services to make it easier for our students and faculty to collaborate with counterparts at other institutions

What you'll work on

In this grant-funded role, you’ll help with outreach to faculty and researchers at Davidson and other NC colleges and universities to help them understand how they might benefit from the NCShare Science DMZ, assist in developing documentation and training material for the services, and support the overall project needs in connecting NC researchers and students to these cutting-edge resources.

As a fellow and a recent grad, we don’t expect you to have experience with research computing, or possess all of the necessary skills on day 1. Your success is critical to our success. Rest assured that Davidson T&I is committed to investing the time and resources required to train and onboard all fellows. Eventually, if selected for this role, you’ll grow into the strong contributor we know you can be. This role can open doors to a wide range of next steps, from IT positions to opportunities at a national or university lab to graduate school.

Fellow positions are compensated at $35,568 per year and include many Davidson College benefits along with sick time and ten vacation days per year plus College holidays.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Davidson College T&I leadership team is committed to advancing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In practice, that means doing our part to hire, grow, retain, and reward great employees from diverse cultures, ethnicities, races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, national origins, socio-economic backgrounds, and abilities. This is really important to our team, and we hope it’s important to you as well.

Read more about Davidson College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion here:

https://www.davidson.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion

 

If interested, please submit an online application along with a cover letter and resume to https://employment.davidson.edu.  

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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