Systems Administrator

Brisbane, Australia
05 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Institute for Molecular Bioscience

The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) is a leading global life sciences research institute committed to improving quality of life through research. IMB was established in 2000 as UQ’s first research institute and is the cornerstone of one of the largest bioscience research precincts in Australia. It is equipped with state-of-the-art research infrastructure including advanced imaging and microarray platforms, high-throughput sequencing, advanced bioinformatics and proteomics – all of which is supported by the Institute’s IT Support team.

Details of the research interests of the Institute may be accessed on the Institute’s website at:

The Institute recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes.

IMB strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

Specific initiatives at IMB can be found at (

The role

The successful appointee will be responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, monitoring/documentation, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware, software and related infrastructure. The appointee will participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation of infrastructure and ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organisational policies and best practises. Project activities are focused on smoothing the transition of projects from development to production.

The person

Applicants should possess qualifications and training equivalent to an undergraduate degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field. Further vendor qualifications or relevant experience in using Linux platforms, virtualisation infrastructure (such as VMware), cloud principles, high performance computing concepts and in managing, configuring and deploying these artefacts across a scientific research organisation who’s end user computing is a mixture of Windows, Linux and Mac OS X will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Applications are also encouraged from women.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207 - $79,964 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $86,822 - $93,558 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Jake Carroll on +61 7 3346 6407 or

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