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Sr. Research Associate, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

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Date: Jul 6, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

College of Engineering and Applied Science

University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. This is a part-time (.40 FTE) staff position with responsibilities for developing, managing, maintaining and enhancing the design, architecture and function of departmental computing technologies, including the following major duties:

  • Primarily supports the overall technology needs for the faculty, staff and students of the Department Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Engineering.
  • Server administration includes hardware and software installs, configuration and administration of Linux servers / operating systems, and high performance clusters.
  • Troubleshoots, analyzes and resolves problems associated with the system hardware, operating systems, software / applications.
  • Monitors system and host performance, ensures compliance with security standards and practices to protect against system vulnerabilities and ensures software license compliance.
  • Computer support functions for faculty and staff offices and research labs.  Platforms supported include Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile devices.
  • Other duties to include IT asset management, technology purchasing, email moderation, license management and web server administration.
  • Works collaboratively within College Computing and with IT staff in academic departments to ensure that technology needs are being met in a consistent manner in support of academic teaching and research.
  • Effectively communicates with internal and external stakeholders, especially with faculty and students.
  • Maintains a flexible work schedule to support users during non-standard hours as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a computing related field such as computer science, computer engineering, information technology, and demonstrated experience of at least two (2) years, or an Associate’s degree in a related field, and demonstrated experience of at least four (4) years.
  • Experience should include administration of Linux/Unix server and desktop technologies, cluster technologies and a high level of experience with supporting hardware and software of varying technologies, of a company, agency or institution with more than 50 employees.  


Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in Linux server administration using operating systems such as Ubuntu, OpenSUSE and CentOS, cluster technologies, such as OpenHPC, Rocks and OpenStack.
  • Experience with NIST-171-800 compliance regulations is a plus. 


This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


REQ: 37874


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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