OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research (OSCER)
OU Information Technology
The University of Oklahoma

Research Computing Facilitator – 230676


Job Description – Research Computing Facilitator (230676)

Research Computing Facilitator – Job Number: 230676

Organization: Information Technology
Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus
Schedule: Full-time
Work Schedule: Normal hours are M-F 8:00-5:00
Salary Range: Targeted salary $55,000-$72,500 depending on
Benefits Provided: Yes

Required Attachments: Resume

Job Description—

OU Information Technology (IT) is looking for a technical
professional who has a passion for the higher education
environment and wants to grow their technical career.

This is a remarkable opportunity to be a part of a service
organization that directly impacts the work of researchers
and educators at the University of Oklahoma.

The job function of a Research Computing Facilitator within
the OU Supercomputing Center for Education and Research
(OSCER), a division of OU IT, is to work with a diverse range
of faculty, staff, and students, primarily but not exclusively
in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
disciplines, helping them to make the best possible use of
OU’s research computing systems and services.

This person will work with researchers, educators and other
team members both (a) to identify and resolve technical
obstacles to the work of OU’s computing-intensive and
data-intensive research and education community, and
(b) to facilitate the expansion of the ambition and impact
of these stakeholders and their activities.

The Research Computing Facilitator will work with OU faculty,
students, and staff to identify and understand research and
education activities that can benefit from research
cyber infrastructure, not only at OU but also at other
institutions, for example at national supercomputing centers.

The Research Computing Facilitator will engage users to help
develop and optimize workflows that effectively and efficiently
use these resources.

The Research Computing Facilitator will also educate and
train users regarding both longstanding and new systems and
services, based on extant and emerging researcher needs and
user experiences, working proactively to identify and develop
the research cyber infrastructure user community and to
broaden engagement across OU.

The position will also involve exploring new opportunities/
use cases and partnerships, assisting in grant proposal
development, and presenting papers, talks, posters and
similar content at local, regional and national meetings.

The ideal candidate for this position is curious, creative,
tenacious, self-directed, and demonstrates a strong work
ethic; is productive working independently as well as
collaboratively; is analytical and able to identify, define,
interpret, and resolve both technical and human issues.

*Remote work options would be considered for this position*

Job Requirements—

Required Education: Bachelor Degree, AND:

* 18 months of experience with high performance computing (HPC)

Equivalence/Substitution: Will accept 48 months related
experience in lieu of the Bachelor’s degree for a total of
66 months related experience.


* Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information

* Able to communicate well and build rapport quickly with
students, faculty and staff

* Understanding of multi-user computing systems, environments
and networks.

* Basic understanding of large-scale computing concepts,
such as operating systems (especially Unix-like operating
systems, including but not limited to Linux), interconnection
networks, file systems, compilers, schedulers, and
STEM research application software.

* Ability to cultivate functional working relationships with
faculty, researchers, students, staff, IT professionals, and
other stakeholders, and to work constructively with those
stakeholders to solve technical and research problems.

* Ability to think creatively and innovatively about technical
and/or nontechnical challenges and adapt to rapidly changing
technology and requirements.

* Ability to locate and utilize technical documentation and
other resources related to technical challenges.

* Ability to organize investigations into technical and/or
nontechnical problems, collect information, and draw
appropriate conclusions.

* Scripting and programming skills.

* Ability to support applications running in the cloud or on
a massively parallel cluster architecture.

* Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations,
critical deadlines, and a user base with high service level
expectations and a wide range of computer knowledge and


Advertised Physical Requirements:

* Ability to engage in repetitive motion and communicate
effectively. Sit for prolonged periods.

* Standard office environment.

Departmental Preferences:

* Experience and proficiency with high performance computing
or similar area of study

* Experience and proficiency with using one or more Unix-like
operating systems, for example Linux

* Experience with research and/or practice in one or more
STEM disciplines

* Experience with GPU computing (for machine learning and/or
for traditional floating point calculations)

Supervision: No Supervisory Duties

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate
for this position, you will be subject to The University of
Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view
the policy, visit


Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to
achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university
community by recognizing each person’s unique contributions,
background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma
strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional
support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive
environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and
inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of
Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state
laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race,
color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic
information, gender identity, gender expression, age,
religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as
a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.
This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment,
financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or
activities, and health care services that the University
operates or provides.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?- Yes
Special Indications: None

Job Posting: Mar 16, 2023


Required Attachments

Documents required for this position are listed under the
“Required Attachments” section of this job listing. You will
be required to upload and attach these documents in the
application process.

Important: ALL required documents must be attached to your
job application or your documents will not be visible to the
hiring department!

UTD hiring Director of Cyber-Infrastructure Researcher Support

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Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2023 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website.


Through its program of fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.


Please encourage eligible candidates at your institution to apply to be a part of the Ford Fellows and celebrate the legacy of this impactful program!


Eligibility Requirements: 
  • U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card); individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program;¹ Indigenous individuals exercising rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794; individuals granted Temporary Protected Status; asylees; and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation;
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations); and
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in the U.S.
1Eligibility includes individuals with current status under the DACA Program, as well as individuals whose status may have lapsed but who continue to meet all the USCIS guidelines for DACA.


  • Predoctoral: $27,000 per year for three years
  • Dissertation: $28,000 for one year
  • Postdoctoral: $50,000 for one year


Application Deadline Dates: 
  • Predoctoral: December 15, 2022 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Dissertation: December 8, 2022 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Postdoctoral: December 8, 2022 (5:00 PM EST)


Supplementary Materials Deadline Date (Submitted Applications): 
  • January 5, 2023 (5:00 PM EST)


Thank you for your assistance in forwarding this message to prospective applicants!


Sincerely yours,


Elizabeth Prescott, D.Phil.
Director, Fellowships Office
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001


Graduate Study Center Opening November 1st and 2nd

The time has finally arrived to open the Graduate Student Study Center on the 3rd and 4th floors of Devon Energy Hall. This area is open only to graduate students and is a quiet study area where you can meet your fellow ECE colleagues, make new friends and help one another as you become engineers.
This event is sponsored by the ECE Graduate Student Society. There will be drinks, snacks and of course a giveaway!
If you would like to choose a desk, please meet the new ECE GSS and faculty advisor Dr. Sangpil Yoon along with the ECE staff on November 1, 2022, from 3pm-5pm at the DEH large team room 345 or November 2, 2022, from 2pm-5pm at the DEH large team room 326. Selections for both the 3rd and 4th floors will be done here.
The configuration has changed. If you had a spot previously, you will be choosing a new spot. If you have a refrigerator or microwave, on either floor please contact Dr. Keele, rckeele@ou.edu. If you are unable to make either date, please contact Stephanie Gill, srg@ou.edu on November 3rd. Desks will be chosen on a first come first served basis.

Seeking outstanding female PhD candidates within two years of completion

The Norman chapter of P.E.O. (a women’s philanthropic organization) is looking for an outstanding female PhD candidate.  Their mission is to support women in the attainment of their educational goals.  The P.E.O. Scholars Award (PSA) a $20k grant for PhD students within two years of completion of their degree, with a well-defined research project and within at least a year to completion: https://www.peointernational.org/peo-scholar-awards . The deadline for us to submit a candidate in 11/13.

OU Engineering Information Session

When the first president of the University of Oklahoma stepped off the train to look at his new environment, he exclaimed, “What possibilities!” 
At the Gallogly College of Engineering, we’re still exploring what’s possible.
Join us!
OU Engineering Information Session
Be part of the next generation of researchers
Join us to learn about:
Graduate Programs
Research and Opportunities
Financial Support and Scholarships
Alumni Engagement
And more!
Monday, October 24, 2022
9:00am CDT
Zoom link will be provided upon registration.
For more information visit ou.edu/coe
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