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The Scientific Computing Professional is a specialized, professional position. This position will
demonstrate education and/or experience in a scientific discipline such as GIS (Geographic
Information Systems), Bioinformatics, Genomics, Biochemistry, Statistics, etc. as well as
education and/or experience in information technology development or support.
The work of a Scientific Computing Professional will vary according to the
nature of the employing organization and the level of responsibility
associated with the position posting.


Performs computer programming, data analysis and/or software development consistent
with the mission and goals of the unit.

Serves as a systems administrator: maintains existing systems and researches/develops
future enhancements. May oversee grid and cluster computing resources.

Formulates and/or analyzes project proposals, identifies omissions and errors in
requirements and conducts feasibility studies; recommends optimum approach and
develops plans for approved projects. Advises on alternatives and on implications of new
or revised projects.

Documents, designs, codes and tests models and/or applications; designs and carries out

Effectively manages time and resources to meet deadlines; solicits feedback for improvement of future services or projects.

Understands and utilizes scientific methodologies.

Adapts to changes in science and/or technology.

Develops or assists in the development and writing of grant proposals.

Provides training; develops and/or delivers presentations; creates reports and other
digital or print-based media or graphics.

Maintains knowledge of state-of-the-art technology, equipment and/or systems.

Interacts with units such as Environmental Safety, etc. to ensure compliance with laws
and standards.

Provides technical support for LAN (Local Area Network) as well as desktop hardware and

Administers specialized scientific and/or computing facilities.

Participates in the overall management and administration of the operating unit.

Oversees performance management and staff development opportunities for those they

Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.



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