IT Support Specialist/Senior IT Support Specialist
Job number SUPP104523
Division/School School of Chemistry
Contract type Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern Full time
Salary £36,613 - £41,212 per annum on Grade J or £42,418 - £47,722 per annum on Grade K
Closing date for applications 20-Sep-2018
The School of Chemistry are seeking to appoint a Linux Systems Administrator to strengthen and support scientific computing in the Centre for Computational Chemistry (CCC). You will manage and maintain a number of medium-sized clusters in Chemistry and install and maintain a broad range of scientific computing software packages. You must be able to demonstrate significant experience in Linux Systems Administration, ideally with prior experience in a research-led university. For appointment to the more senior role, you should also be able to demonstrate significant experience of procurement and line management. The role will be line-managed by IT services and you will join a team of IT professionals supporting the research and teaching activities in the Faculty of Science.
The post will suit an applicant looking to support the scientific computing needs of a vibrant research community in Chemistry and related Molecular Sciences. Extensive experience of Linux Systems Administration is essential, as the post will focus on maintaining the clusters in Chemistry and providing all necessary computing support to the CCC. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a proven ability to work both independently and effectively within a team. For appointment to the more senior role, you would be expected to establish your own milestones and objectives, and to provide leadership and mentoring within the IT Services team. You will be required to advise senior academic staff on the maintenance of existing clusters and the investment required for future upgrades and expansion, as well as supporting both software development and software applications, updating technical documentation and providing ‘self-help’ guidance for users. You will also be asked to provide technical advice on the configuration, design, costing, procurement and installation of clusters for funding applications, and to contribute to the training of computing users in Chemistry. At the more senior grade, you would be expected to take a lead role in the development and implementation of IT-related policies, including representation of CCC needs where relevant.
This position is available on a one year fixed term contract in the first instance.
The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Thursday 20th September 2018.
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