The Research Computing Program Coordinator will spearhead the coordination of new initiatives at the University to provide training to graduate students in both the data sciences and overall computational literacy. The Program Coordinator will lead programming and special events for graduate students in close cooperation with Columbia University Libraries, Columbia University Information Technology, and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research. Responsibilities include:
Prepare and execute pre-semester boot camps in partnership with The Carpentries and other external training organizations; organize registration, departmental participation, and program evaluation protocols. Represent Columbia University on The Carpentries’ members council.
Organize monthly workshops in applied topics related to data science, high-performance computing, and computation.
Organize a monthly Distinguished Lecture Series in Computation, including recruiting, and orienting guest lecturers, collaborating with campus partners for events logistical details.
Coordinate an “office hours” service, staffed by graduate student interns, for students to utilize when solving problems with the applications of data science techniques to their research.
Coordinate attendant administrative tasks for the Foundations for Research Computing Program, including the work of communications, assessment, and financial divisions of the libraries.
• Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience
• Experience planning events, training sessions, or other community engagements.
• Prior experience in computation and/or a highly-quantitative discipline.
• Full proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Familiarity with high-performance computing systems and the research tools commonly deployed.
Knowledge of programming languages such as R, Matlab, and/or Python used in introductory computational literacy instructions.
Understanding of current issues, trends, and approaches to supporting computational literacy in higher education.
Excellent organizational, verbal/written communications and interpersonal skills; must be service-oriented, a team player, and self-starter.
Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to work independently, to track and manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
About Columbia University Libraries
Columbia University Libraries is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 13 million volumes, over 160,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials. The Libraries employs more than 400 professional and support staff and hosts over 4.7 million visitors each year.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.