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Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

Research Computing Specialist

Computing and Information Services

Research Computing Specialist is responsible for supporting high level research IT services/projects across the enterprise, based on a thorough understanding of key research services and resources. This position requires working closely with Faculty and Researchers to properly identify their needs, while coordinating with various technical teams to provide the requisite support. This position provides CIS with expertise across all research services, including a thorough technical understanding, such that Faculty and researchers can be matched and supported with the solution that best meets their needs.


  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent education and experience
  • 3-5 years of IT experience including 2 years of experience with Linux system administration or support highly preferred
  • Proficiency with Linux and Window systems required
  • Demonstrated ability to drive project execution in an organized and disciplined manner
  • Experience working on multiple, complex projects as a project leader and a subject matter expert
  • Excellent written and oral communications at all levels (with faculty, researchers, senior management, with technical and business-oriented project staff, with users and stakeholders)
  • Ability to foster buy-in and cooperation through persuasion, influence, and persistence
  • Strong analytical and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work effectively independently, and as a member of a team. Able to negotiate with peers and superiors to ensure the work gets done. Ability to easily multitask
  • Well organized and capable of tracking, managing, and resolving issues on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-motivating, professional, flexible, comfortable with ambiguity in a diverse organizational environment
  • Experience working with grant funded projects preferred
  • Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

Candidates please note: All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and education verification.

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Research Computing Specialist


Office of Chief Digital Officer & CIO


Grade 10

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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