I.T. ANALYST/ I.T. COORDINATOR
                              (two positions)
     Center for Applied Information Technology and Learning (CAPITAL)
Louisiana  State  University  (LSU)  is  seeking  to  fill  two Information
Technology   (I.T.)   systems  support  positions  for  a  newly  acquired,
1024-processor   Beowulf-class  supercomputer  (Intel  P4  Plumas  chipset;
Myrinet  network; Linux OS).   Through LSU's Center for Applied Information
Technology   and  Learning  (,  this  facility  will
support  a wide range of scientific and engineering applications, including
quantum   chemistry,  molecular  dynamics,  computational  fluid  dynamics,
macromolecular sequence, structure, and function analysis, data mining, and
seismic  analysis.   We  expect  one  position (the systems operator) to be
primarily responsible for operating and maintaining the hardware system, so
we  are  especially seeking individuals with expertise in the operation and
maintenance  of  Linux-based  clusters  that  function as a single parallel
computer.   The successful applicant for the second (user support) position
will  be  expected  to  interface  with the scientific and engineering user
community,  so demonstrated expertise in one or more of the above mentioned
application  areas  is  desirable.   Applicants will be expected to conduct
training  sessions  to  instruct students and faculty in the development of
parallel    algorithms,    especially    the   efficient   utilization   of
message-passing  libraries.  Applicants  for  both  positions  must  have a
Bachelor's  degree  and  at  least  two  years  of related experience to be
considered for appointment as an entry-level, I.T. Analyst; applicants with
a  minimum  of a Bachelor's degree and five years of related experience may
be  considered  for  appointment  at  the  level  of  an  I.T. Coordinator.
Applicants  with  advanced  degrees  in  technical  engineering  or science
disciplines  are desired.   A Master's degree will substitute for two years
of  experience  and  a  Ph.D. will substitute for five years of experience;
title  and  salary  will  be  commensurate  with  credentials.  Application
deadline  is  May  1,  2002  or  until candidates are selected. Please send
resume  and  the  names of three references to: Professor Joel E. Tohline (,  Department  of  Physics  and  Astronomy, Louisiana State
University,  Ref:   Log  #0966,  Baton  Rouge, LA  70803-4001.   Applicants
should  specify  whether  they  prefer  to  be  considered  for the systems
operator or the user support position.