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University of Virginia Research Computing Scientist in Charlottesville, Virginia

UVA Research Computing (RC) is seeking two Research Computing Scientists with AI/ML/DL experience to join its new Data Analytics Center (DAC).

RC strives to create innovative computational and data analysis solutions for researchers. We build and maintain the University's high performance computing platforms while educating the next generation of researchers on the power of advanced computing. The new Data Analytics Center is providing domain expertise for researchers who are using advanced computational methods in their research.

RC is within UVA Information Technology Services (ITS) at UVA. ITS is a phenomenal place to lead, grow, and deliver impact. It's an organization that values results and teamwork. The team strives to create a welcoming, supportive workplace in an agile group where everyone feels empowered to be their authentic selves and share ideas. We embrace a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. ITS values work-life balance and provides flexible work location options where possible. Please see additional information about joining our team ( .

As a member of the RC team, you will further our organization’s mission by implementing AI/ML/DL techniques or other statistical analyses for research projects, collaborating with RC team members to ensure best practices for running the analyses on the high-performance computing (HPC) environment, and participating in interest group meetings to explore new computational techniques in AI/ML/DL.

As an ideal candidate, you have experience with applying AI/ML/DL or other statistical techniques to big data, knowledge of academic computing, and are able to apply those skills to UVA’s research computing environment. We seek a quick learner who enjoys technical problem-solving, and working on multiple projects simultaneously.

These are hybrid roles, requiring an in-office presence every other week.

These positions have committed funding through June 2028, with the expectation of continued institutional support for the positions beyond that point.


  • Analyze researchers’ data and computational requirements to determine a plan for developing a solution.

  • Develop and apply novel data analytic tools to support academic research using central computing systems, including the University’s high-performance computing environment.

  • Explore emerging techniques in AI/ML/DL and make recommendations for the installation of associated software applications on UVA’s central computing systems.

  • Develop documentation or training tools to share knowledge among team members and researchers.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in engineering, mathematics, data analytics, natural or social science, data science or research experience in related area is preferred.

  • Two or more years of experience with at least one programming language such as Python, R, Matlab, C/C++, Fortran.

  • Experience with high-performance computing and basic shell scripting.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to be a team player.

  • Teaching or user training experience in any computational research domain is a plus.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, data analytics, natural or social science, or a related area, and at least seven years of experience with implementing Machine Learning/Deep Learning frameworks or other statistical analyses.

  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Neural Networks, Convolutional Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks, Large Language Models, or Autoencoders.

  • At least one year of experience working at the command line in a Linux environment.

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. US citizenship or permanent residency is required to work with high-security data environments.

Benefits Include : The choice between 3 different health plans; vision and dental insurance; life insurance; benefits savings accounts; starting with 22 days of paid time off a year in addition to 12 or more paid holidays; 8 weeks of paid parental leave; short term disability; up to $5,250 after your first year for combined use of tuition toward a degree-seeking program or up to $2,000 for professional development including classes, certification training and conferences; and more!

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per university policy.


Please visit UVA job board: and search for R0052597

Complete an application online and attach:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for R0052597

*Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. *

For questions about the application process, please contact Bill Crane .

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see and

Physical Demands:

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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At UVA, we offer a rich collection of benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers an array of other benefits and services to support faculty, staff, and UVA Health team members with their personal and family needs.

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