HPC Systems Administrator

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology

Old Road Campus, Oxford

Are you interested in establishing and managing a state-of-the-art HPC facility to enable cutting-edge research? This is an unusual opportunity to develop your experience and skills as part of a friendly team supporting research staff and students at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (KIR).

The KIR is a world-class research centre located in brand new premises next to the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford. It has invested in a high-specification HPC facility (>20 TFLOPs) to support research increasingly reliant on computational genomics and big-data analysis.

As the KIR HPC Systems Administrator you will be responsible for developing and maintaining the new HPC facility and supporting its users. Working with the Research Informatics team you will also help maintain existing IT platforms and provide occasional desktop support.

To succeed in this role you will need strong experience and excellent understanding of Linux Systems administration. Training in the administration of HPC will be provided by the University’s Advanced Research Computing Team as required. An enthusiastic team player, you value quality of service, have an eye for detail and respond positively to new challenges.

This is a longer-term opportunity initially funded for 3 years and we anticipate the KIR’s HPC requirements will grow and that this post will continue for a significant period of time.

If appointed you will build relationships with the Medical Sciences Division IT Services Team and the University’s Advanced Research Computing Team. The University is committed to supporting and developing its staff - our department is a recipient of the Athena Swan Silver Award.

Please read the accompanying job description carefully and ensure that you address each of the selection criteria in your supporting statement.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 5 December 2016.


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