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Optimization Support Specialist

The Organization:

The Morgridge Institute for Research is a private, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving human health through interdisciplinary biomedical research, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Morgridge Institute serves as a collaborative hub for investigators across UW-Madison to work together on fundamental biomedical questions, and engages more than 30,000 community members annually in scientific programming. The organization offers an extraordinary work environment built around a multi-disciplinary fusion of ideas, state-of-the-art facilities, and mentorship by groundbreaking science leaders. Research focus areas include regenerative biology and bioinformatics, virology, medical engineering, metabolism, core computational technology and bioethics. The Morgridge Institute is housed in the Discovery building, which is home to the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and Town Center.

The Opportunity:

The Morgridge Institute for Research seeks a part-time Optimization Support Specialist who possesses strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. This position will be responsible for assisting with first line contact and administration of the NEOS server hosted at the Discovery building. In addition this position will provide and manage a mechanism for content update for the NEOS guide, help implement and enhance a collection of case studies for optimization that link to the NEOS Solver, and assist in establishing documentation of practices and FAQs for the position. We expect this person to work approximately 10 hours per week.

The Optimization Support Specialist position provides the unique opportunity to join the Core Computational Technology team and work with international leaders in computer science and networking research from the nationally ranked UW–Madison Department of Computer Sciences. We are seeking a customer service focused individual to help the team support groundbreaking research and development by providing network and IT infrastructure support for the Discovery building, which contains some of the most advanced networking and computing infrastructure in the country.


Ideal candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in computer science, operations research or a related degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of one year of optimization and operation research technologies experience. The ability to prioritize, handle multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines is required. In addition, candidates must demonstrate strong attention to detail, organizational ability, and the ability to communicate effectively in a fast-paced environment.

To Apply:

Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae as one document via the online career portal.

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