Manager, Research Computing

Updated: 19 days ago
Location: Chestnut Hill, MASSACHUSETTS

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,377 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 37 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Boston College seeks a Manager, Research Computing to provide statistical consultation and analysis to faculty in all areas of Boston College.   Provide statistical expertise in research projects, including grant applications, grants, papers, dissertations. Guide researchers who need statistical expertise. Supervise the work of full-time equivalent employees and graduate students as part of general oversight of a center for statistics and advanced analysis. Specific duties include:

Research computing: Under direction, provide management over research computing functions within the group. Provide infrastructure support for the high performance computing cluster and develop a structure to manage resource demand growth. Provide consultation and support to Boston College faculty and principal investigators’ research computing project needs.

Research consulting/analysis: Provide faculty and their research groups with consulting, user support, and training in relevant applications and tools.  Provide expertise and support for research design, analysis, grants, and large statistical and/or geospatial datasets.  Design and implement long-term quantitative initiatives to support research projects at Boston College. May be published for the statistical analysis on specified grants. Support users of research facilities and assist with managing, analyzing and producing projects with statistical and/or geospatial datasets.

Documentation/tutorials/workshops:  Develop statistics-related on-line documentation and training materials. Conduct tutorials and workshops and deliver lectures for the entire research community to include faculty and graduate student consultants on statistical methods and the use of related software.  Ensure that appropriate departments are aware of the statistical support resources provided by Research Services. Represent ITS to other University areas to effectively communicate the availability of research support resources to the research community.

Emerging technology:  Monitor trends in statistical methods and software to ensure that consulting services are aligned with researchers’ needs and current tools and methodologies. Monitor and stay current with trends in research computing, such as container technology, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Ensure that customer service standards and support are upheld by assigned team.
Mentor staff and provide orientation and training to new and current staff members.

Position posted May 21, 2020 through June 21, 2020


Minimum Requirements: PhD, or foreign equivalent, in Statistics, Economics or related field; plus  3 years experience as a Research Statistician, Data Scientist, Research Analyst or related, including the following which may be gained concurrently: 3 years applying statistical methods to research in an academic environment using STATA, R, and Scripting; demonstrated record of publishing research reports and working papers; and demonstrated ability to develop and deliver technology training workshops. 

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Salary: $85,000 - $118,000/yr.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility;

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, and Dental Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance 
  • Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick, and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

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