Why Work for Us?

Reasons to Join Our Research Community

ICDS has many career opportunities for HPC professionals. You’ll find ICDS a great place to work for many reasons:

Shape the World

The cyber-enabled research that ICDS supports is redefining the way science is done. ICDS enables a wide range of exciting research projects, from finding habitable planets to guarding internet users against privacy invasions to preventing international conflicts. At ICDS, you can be sure that you’re doing your part to benefit society and the world.

Join a Well-Supported Team

Penn State’s administration is dedicated to supporting cyberscience. Over the past few years, the university has invested $45 million into our research cyberinfrastructure, with more expected as we continue to deliver quality services. This means that we have the funds not only to purchase the best equipment and software, but also to bring on the most talented people who can help make a difference.

Develop Your Career

ICDS is committed to helping you learn and grow. We will give you the time and resources you need to build proficiencies in a range of areas. As your skills develop, so will your responsibilities, opening up opportunities to progress. Your team lead will work with you to chart your individual path to career success.

Use Your Initiative

Our philosophy is to give individuals freedom to fulfill work objectives in their own ways. At ICDS, you will have clear goals and benchmarks of success, but we don’t rigidly dictate how you can achieve them. We encourage you to use your own initiative and come up with innovative solutions to problems.

Experience Diversity

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to our success. ICDS is a place where you are free to be who you are. We strive to include diverse perspectives, knowing that they’ll lead to more inventive ideas and a happier clientele.

Enjoy Your Benefits

Penn State employees enjoy a range of benefits, including a choice of two medical plans, dental and vision plans, wellness and fitness programs, a choice of two retirement plans, life insurance, and a 75% tuition discount for you and your dependents.

Be Part of Penn State

Penn State is among the best schools in American higher education in teaching, research, and public service across disciplines. Our University enrolls more than 80,000 students at twenty-four locations throughout the state. Our outreach programs serve millions of people worldwide, and we administer over $800 million annually on a vast array of research that measurably improves the quality of our life. Come find out why so many people are Penn State Proud.

Explore Life in Central Pennsylvania

State College is located in central Pennsylvania, a place of unsurpassed scenic beauty. The area has excellent public schools, affordable housing, and a rich cultural life. Go hiking in the local state forests. Catch a show at our Center for Performing Arts. Take in a Penn State football game. Or if you want a taste of the city, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., and New York are within a four-hour drive. Get more details about what Penn State has to offer.