The Director, Research IT Operations will coordinate RC services (high performance computing, data management consultation, research IT solutions, and Data Science IT), enabling an efficient, performant, responsive, and research-outcomes focused organization. S/he will ensure that RC can accommodate the fast paced changing nature of research, the complexities of an academic institution, and the rapidly changing nature of IT and IT challenges in research. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and managing faculty relationships, project execution, IT operations, budgets, staffing, and be responsible for project outcomes. The successful candidate will also be responsible for recruiting and managing staff to fulfill these functions, and for collaborations across Harvard University, with affiliated institutions, and with external institutions and initiatives.
The successful candidate in this position will join the Research Computing Group of Information Technology (https://rc.hms.harvard.edu/). They will work closely across Information Technology, particularly with the Infrastructure and DevOps groups that manage the systems and networks that support research at HMS, the HMS IT Project Management Office, and other HMS IT units. They will also collaborate with research computing units at other Harvard University Schools, the Harvard University Research Computing Officer, the Harvard University Research Data Officer, the Chief Information Security Officer, and others. They will represent Research Computing at relevant professional organizations and at conferences.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support the research mission across HMS.
Coordinate Research Computing operations, technical solutions, and IT environments.
Provide operational ownership for secure computational services.
Oversee Research Computing projects to ensure successful completion.
Participate in Harvard University wide research computing collaborations.
Provide operational leadership for Research Computing programs that are part of the Blavatnik Institute.
Direct Research Computing staffing efforts and budgets.
Salary Grade: 060
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
A degree in Informatics, MIS, computer science, or other relevant discipline with at least 10 years of progressive management of IT operations.
Evidence of ongoing productive research in data sciences and biology or biomedicine.
Familiarity with current methods, tools, and environments for Research IT.
Experience managing and growing staff.
Experience in academic high performance computing, research IT tools, clinical research, and/or data science preferable.
Ability to work collaboratively in a complex and rapidly moving profession with a broad array of stakeholders.
Ability to clearly communicate, in written and oral form, to faculty, administrative, and general audiences.
Ability to conceptually bridge between research needs and technical solutions.
Self-starter who can independently build and grow an IT services organization.
Ability to integrate technical details in the context of the larger strategic mission.
Deliverable and outcomes focus.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49782BR
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