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The Research IT unit (https://research-it.berkeley.edu/) within the Research, Teaching and Learning Services organization (RTL) provides the following campus-wide services and programs: 1) Berkeley Research Computing - services which include high-performance computing, cloud computing support, and virtual research environments on demand; 2) Research Data Management - which, in conjunction with the library, supports current and emerging data management issues, compliance with policy requirements imposed by funders and by the University, and reduction of risk associated with the challenges of data stewardship; 3) Museum informatics including the development and support for CollectionSpace which catalogs over two million objects and images in the UC Berkeley museums' research collections; and 4) Support for Digital Humanities. These services all offer extensive consulting support for researchers and staff using their knowledge of the research enterprise to tailor services for their unique needs.
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Works with researchers to identify and document highly complex research computing and data management needs. Coordinates with campus security and compliance offices to identify and document requirements for protecting data. Recommends appropriate research computing and data management systems and workflows.
Initiates and designs advanced solutions for researchers working with sensitive data, partnering with research computing and data management staff, security experts, and researchers.
Performs highly complex analyses needed to design, build, launch and support campus-wide information systems and platforms for use by a broad community of researchers.
Prepares highly complex documentation regarding research computing, data management, and information security.
Prepares and executes highly complex quality assurance and performance monitoring plans.
Trains users in conversion and implementation of systems.
Requires thorough knowledge of research computing, research data management, and data analysis workflows, technologies, tools and protocols.
Possesses full knowledge of professional IT concepts.
Has experience identifying and implementing security controls for research projects working with restricted data.
Has strong experience with some subset of research computing technologies including but not limited to high performance computing (HPC) environments, virtual machines, cloud computing, containerization, and associated storage models.
Has familiarity with computational and/or data-intensive research methods.
Has advanced knowledge of Linux environments and filesystems and/or Windows environments.
Has knowledge of network architecture and how networks are used on a large (campus-wide or beyond) network.
Must be able to communicate effectively across the organization at multiple levels both verbally and written.
Requires strong interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel (especially faculty and graduate student researchers) at various levels in the organization.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Advanced degree and/or equivalent experience/training, desirable in a field featuring computational and/or data-intensive methods and/or sensitive or protected data.
Salary & Benefits
The annual salary range of the position is $125,000 - $140,000, commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a two years contract position.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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