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IT System Administrator

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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91 Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science
Startdate: 01.06.2024 | Working hours: 18 | Collective bargaining agreement: §54 VwGr. IVa
Limited until: permanent
Reference no.: 2381

Among the many good reasons to want to research and teach at the University of Vienna, there is one in particular, which has convinced around 7,500 academic staff members so far. They see themselves as personalities who need space for their continuous striving and curiosity in order to be able to be scientifically successful.

Your personal sphere of influence:

As IT system administrator at the Life Science Compute Cluster (, you will support our scientists with respect to computational analysis of life science data. Together with experts from the Vienna University Computer Center (ZID), you will implement and administer innovative and powerful infrastructure for large-scale life science data. You will administer users, install and maintain scientific software and provide helpdesk support. You will support researchers in handling of big research data. You will provide training and consulting to the users and will maintain user-level documentation. You can expect a cutting-edge, diverse and forward-looking work environment. The position can be filled for 20 - 40 hours per week by mutual agreement. The position is initially limited to 9 months with the option of being made permanent.

Your future tasks:

  • User management, mainly based on LDAP
  • Installation and update of operating systems, scientific software and databases
  • Providing advice, tools and support to students and researchers in the area of storage and analysis of large-scale life science data
  • Providing advice, tools and support to students and researchers in the area of high-performance computing
  • Performing weekly and monthly maintenance based on Standard Operating Prodecures
  • Maintaining the system and user documentation
  • Providing online and in-person training for new and existing users

This is part of your profil:

  • Professional training in the field of IT or scientific computing
  • Experience in the area of computational data analysis, research data management and open science
  • Good knowledge of LINUX operating systems and using command-line programs
  • Experience in computational biology is appreciated * Very good command of written and spoken English
  • Willingness to learn
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Creativity and innovative spirit
  • Service orientation, ability to work under pressure and flexibility
  • Independent, accurate and systematic way of working
  • Ability to work in a team

What we offer:

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours, remote/hybrid and/or part-time work (upon agreement).

Inspiring working atmosphere: You are a part of an international academic team in a healthy and fair working environment.

Good public transport connections: Your workplace in Vienna's 3rd district is easily accessible by public transport.

Internal further training: Opportunity to deepen your skills on an ongoing basis. There are over 600 courses to choose from – free of charge.

Fair salary: the basic salary of EUR 3266,20 (for 40h/week; before taxes) increases if we can credit professional experience.

Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to every additional personality in the team!

It’s that easy to apply:

  • With your CV and letter of intent 
  • Degree certificate, if applicable
  • Other certificates, if applicable
  • Earliest possible starting date
  • Via our job portal / Apply now-button

If you have any content questions, please contact:

Thomas Rattei

We look forward to new personalities in our team! 
The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

University of Vienna. Space for personalities. Since 1365.

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Application deadline: 06/13/2024 


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