Research Scientist I

Position ID: 44535
Georgia Institute of Technology
College of Computing
School of Computer Science
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Research Scientist I
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The College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia was established in 1990 under the direction of the founding dean, Peter Freeman. The college is a world-class leader in research and computing breakthroughs. Based on the latest ranking in the U.S. News and World Report, our graduate program is currently ranked 7th nationally. The college consists of three schools that provide specialized and general computing education to the entire campus. The college of part of Georgia Institute of Technology, which is a unit of the University System of the State of Georgia and is primarily located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia Tech is ranked #34 amongst national universities. 

Responsibilities/Duties: The School of Computer Science within the College of Computing invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track research faculty position to start February 29, 2020. Primary responsibilities will include managing technical problems, requests, assuring quick resolutions and best practices, and providing excellent customer service. In addition, the incumbent will support research computing resources such as networks, servers, desktops and mobile devices and develop and coordinate technical aspects of research grant proposals along with implementing large-scale, automated approaches to operating system and configuration management with regards to the control of GTS3 resources. The candidate will also conduct research on the latest in computer systems and provide expertise to project participants, monitor and maintain the general health of research systems, produce programming/coding related to the project as necessary, coordinate whole programming efforts (implementation) of entire projects, and prudently implement Institute computing and networking security policies and procedures. Lastly, the candidate may work with the College of Computing (CoC) Technology Services Organization (TSO) and Office of Information Technology (OIT) to partner and align with the mission of GTS3 center and participate in campus-wide forums for information exchange, planning, and policy regarding campus research technology initiatives and collaborative protects.

Special skills: Must be able to conceptualize immediate and future research technologies.  Must have the ability to contribute to existing research agendas and assist in the preparation and execution of research proposals and budgets.  Should have experience in computing and networking technology support in large data centers, and in-depth understanding of the following areas: operating systems, programming languages, computer hardware, networking, storage systems and data backup.  Requires specific knowledge and experience of wide-range of technologies including: Linux, MS Windows and Mac OS X; networking protocols (e.g. TCP/IP); securing operating systems, applications, networks and data; file sharing protocols databases (e.g. mySQL); web server technologies (e.g. Apache); RAID storage and data backup/restore, fluency in multiple programming and scripting languages (e.g. Java, Perl, PHP, etc.).  Must have proven communications skills, a strong service orientation, and proficiency in project planning and project management; ability to work independently as well as collaborate with end users and other system administrators; make presentations and create technical documentation; provide leadership, and supervise junior personnel.  Previous work experience in a college/university environment is preferred.

Degree required: BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a closely related field

Application Procedure: We invite applications from qualified individuals immediately. To ensure full consideration, all candidates are asked to apply via email by November 15, 2019. Interested applicants should send, an email to Michelle Meadors, HR Manager at with “Research Scientist I Application” in the subject line. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, material relevant to the applicant’s work experience and three recommendation letters (on letterhead with a signature). This search will begin right away and will continue until the position is filled.

CIP Discipline Code: 
Computer Science
Computing Support (Admin code)
Network and System Administration/Administrator
System, Networking, and Lan/Wan Management/Manager
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, other
Information Technology Project Management
Computer Engineering, General
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Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 15, 2019
Position Starting Date: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator