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Computational Scientist

Computational Scientist

  • R0042178
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Information Technology
  • The University of Virginia
UVA Information Technology Services (ITS) is seeking two Research Computing Associate/Computational Scientist to join their team. These are entry-level positions. The incumbent supports University faculty and researchers, assisting them with UVA Research Computing services to produce computing solutions within their fields of research.

One position is looking to be filled immediately the second position would have a tentative start date January 2023.

ITS at UVA is a phenomenal place to lead, grow, and deliver impact. It's an organization that values results and teamwork. We like the people we work with and the work we get to do. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive workplace where everyone feels empowered to be their authentic selves and share ideas. We embrace a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. ITS values work-life balance and provides flexible work location options where possible. Please see additional information about joining our team

The ideal candidate has an outgoing personality with a passion for providing high-quality services, enjoys supporting and educating academic researchers, has some experience with academic computing, and is able to apply those skills to UVA’s research computing environment. We seek an energetic self-starter and quick learner who enjoys technical problem solving and working on multiple projects simultaneously, has strong communication skills, and is a team player. The ideal candidate will have research experience in image analysis, bioinformatics, life science or data science.

We offer a friendly, diverse, and inclusive work environment in a small group (less than 25 staff), and a supportive workplace. Funding is available for a limited amount of travel for professional development.

Both positions are hybrid roles requiring occasional travel to UVA campus (Grounds) for office work, educational outreach and to meet with researchers.

  • Provide technical support for use of RC’s computing and storage services.
  • Create internal and user-facing technical documentation.
  • Assist senior staff with expanding educational and consulting offerings in their field of expertise, such as bioinformatics, image analysis, or data science and database usage.
  • Support senior staff with organizing outreach events to strengthen the research computing community at UVA. For one of the positions, this includes expansion of RC’s partnership with peer institutions under the NSF funded ACCORD (Assuring Controls Compliance of Research Data) program.
  • Assist with onboarding and educating researchers to use RC’s computing resources for processing sensitive and highly sensitive data.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree mathematics, science, or engineering or a related area.
  • Familiarity with data analysis in a Linux environment.
  • At least one year of relevant experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Master of Science degree in biomedical engineering, general engineering, science, mathematics or research experience in life science, data science or a related area is preferred. At least 2 years of experience with R, Python, or Matlab programming.
  • Familiarity with image analysis, computational bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, neuroimaging, or clinical data analysis workflows is a plus.
  • Familiarity with using database management systems (e.g. SQL, PostgreSQL, or MongoDB).Experience with high-performance computing and basic shell scripting is a plus.
  • Teaching or user training experience in any computational research domain is a plus.
  • Familiarity with software container technology is a plus.

Benefits Include: The choice between 3 different health plans; vision and dental insurance; life insurance; benefits savings accounts; starting with 22 days of paid time off a year in addition to 12 or more paid holidays; 8 weeks of paid parental leave; short term disability; up to $4,360 after your first year for combined use of tuition toward a degree-seeking program or up to $2,000 for professional development including classes, certification training and conferences; and more!

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per university policy.


Complete an application online and attach:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for R0042178

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board: https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search for R0042178

The position will remain open until filled.

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***

For questions about the application process, please contact Bill Crane, Senior Academic Recruiter, xer5ff@virginia.edu

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/

Physical Demands:

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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