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Available Positions

If advancing the state of the art of distributed computing in an academic environment interests you, the Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) offers a unique working environment. Our project’s home is in the UW Department of Computer Sciences, an internationally recognized department consistently ranked in the top ten across the USA.

A position with CHTC will provide you the opportunity to interact with both department faculty and students to translate novel ideas into real-world solutions. The software and infrastructure you will be working on is used by scientists and engineers at hundreds of institutions, from universities to national laboratories and from large high tech corporations to small animation teams.


Our internship program provides undergraduate and graduate students with learning opportunities in research computing, system administration, web development, and communication.

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Full Time Positions

Details about our open full-time positions are typically provided below. Positions pertaining to "HTCondor" and "CHTC" search terms can also be found on the University's Position Vacancy List (PVL).

Research Cyberinfrastructure Specialist

Full Time - University of Wisconsin–Madison

Estimated Post Date: October 10th

The successful candidate for this position will work closely with faculty in the CHTC to research, investigate, troubleshoot, and analyze the operation of large-scale distributing computing infrastructure to gain understanding regarding system performance, shortfalls, and improvement opportunities. Improvement opportunities so identified may next move into a development prototype phase, where the successful candidate will work with faculty to write proof-of-concept code using rapid development ecosystems such as Python or Golang. The candidate selected will also work with other staff and students in the Center and in diverse fields throughout the University to solve a variety of systems integration and other small-to-medium computing problems, primarily using scripting languages and other bits of software “glue” to provide dependable end-to-end capabilities

Research Computing Facilitator

Full Time - University of Wisconsin–Madison

Estimated Post Date: October 10th

CHTC will soon be hiring a Research Computing Facilitator to join the team supporting UW Madison researchers who are ready to scale up their computational work. If you enjoy helping others succeed, collaborative problem-solving, and working with computational systems, keep an eye out for our position listing in the next few weeks.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a great place to work. You can read about the benefits in detail elsewhere. In short, we have five weeks of vacation/personal time per year, very good health insurance (and cost effective for entire families), and a good retirement plan. Please note that the minimum salary in our job listings are just that - the minimum. Compensation will increase with experience.

In addition to the official benefits, there are many side benefits:

  1. You will work with the CHTC team. We are world leaders in solving interesting distributed computing problems!
  2. You can attend interesting talks in the department
  3. Relatively flexible working hours — we value work-life balance.
  4. A Discounted Bus Pass!
  5. You get staff access to the Union, the UW athletic facilities, and the UW library system.
  6. We're in a lively neighborhood with great restaurants in easy walking distance.

If you are interested in a position with CHTC, explore the job listings below! If you would like to apply, send your resume and cover letter to, and indicate which job you would like to apply for.

Please note:

  • A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
  • A period of evaluation will be required.
  • UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.