Astrophysics Research Institute IT Technician

Liverpool, Merseyside (GB)
£26,495 - £31,604 per annum
31 May 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applications are invited for the position of Computing Technician at the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University. The ARI is one of the world's leading authorities in Astronomy and Astrophysics, and comprises nearly 100 academic and administrative staff, postdoctoral researchers, postgraduate research students, and technicians. The work of the ARI encompasses a comprehensive programme of observational and theoretical research, telescope operation and instrument development, academic teaching and public engagement activities.

You will be part of a small team providing a broad range of hardware, software, network and IT administration services to the ARI. This primarily involves the installation, maintenance, upgrade and general user support of all managed computing facilities across ARI sites, including the ARI’s high performance computing facility comprising several hundred processing cores and several Petabytes of network-accessible storage; along with personal workstations and rack-mounted servers.

You should have relevant experience in an IT support role and familiarity with Linux-based operating systems. An understanding of the IDL, Python and C programming languages would also be advantageous.

Informal enquiries may be made to Rob Crain, email:

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.

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