The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint research center of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, was established in 1986, and for over 30 years has provided university, government and industrial researchers with access to several of the most powerful systems for sophisticated computational research, communications and data storage available to scientists, engineers and scholars nationwide for unclassified research. PSC advances science across a wide spectrum of fields, including artificial intelligence/machine learning, medical imaging, weather modeling, cell biology, and genomics.

PSC is seeking a motivated self-starter to join our outreach team as a Training Coordinator & Instructional Specialist. This is an exciting opportunity to help advance pioneering scientific discovery by leading the development and implementation of end-user training and education materials. This person will interact with scientific and high performance computing specialists to identify and develop opportunities for new training programs. Our training programs address key high performance computing concepts including problem solving, parallel programming, data analytics and more. PSC’s training programs are developed for a range students, educators and professionals.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Work with subject matter experts to craft and create instructional tools and materials in support of synchronous and asynchronous training for key high performance computing concepts
  • Partner with relevant stakeholders to understand needs and then scope, design, and develop programs and materials that support a variety of delivery types, including self-paced, blended, and leader-led (live facilitation) formats;
  • Consult internal stakeholders on content and training delivery methods
  • Facilitate and deliver training sessions using multiple facilitation and delivery platforms and venues including face-to-face sessions, self-directed modules, and webinars;
  • Mentor fellow instructors on presentation and exercise execution;
  • Evaluate efficiency of training/education programs and utilize relevant evaluation data to revise or recommend changes in instructional objectives and methods and training material;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Division/Department. Inclusion, teamwork and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to optimally interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

You should demonstrate:

  • Proficient in writing curriculum or crafting training programs.
  • Shown ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously, with an eye for prioritization.
  • Ability to interact with and deliver content to a wide audience of learners including K-12, undergraduate and graduate students, educators, and research professionals.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc).
  • Ability to work collaboratively with technical and scientific teams.
  • Preferred experience using design and/or video editing software and collaborative platforms such as Adobe Creative Cloud and Canva.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education
  • 3-5 years experience
  • Proven track record to quickly learn and understand complex topics
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for detail
  • Strong team player who can build strong relationships within all levels of the organization and across project teams
  • Proven willingness to learn
  • Ability to travel to facilitate training, attend conferences and offsite meetings, up to 15%


  • Successful background check

Additional Information:

  • Work Posture: This position is operating on a hybrid schedule, with an on-campus/in office presence 3 days a week.

Are you interested in this opportunity with us? Please apply

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