HPC System Engineer (Linux)

The University of Manchester - Scientific Computing Team

  • Fixed term for 2 years

We are seeking a HPC Systems Engineer to join our dynamic Scientific Computing Team. The successful applicant will help administer Linux based computing and storage systems used for scientific data analysis at the CRUK Manchester Institute, and will support users by providing and administering servers and services using virtualization technologies. Calculations are performed on a 2,000 core HPC Linux cluster that is attached to several storage systems and resides in a dedicated state of the art water-cooled data centre on site.

The Scientific Computing team provides a stimulating and motivating work environment that encourages and supports continuous training in this area. The successful applicant will have profound experience in administering HPC Linux Clusters and the ability to write scripts and experience administering different types of Linux server. They will have a proven ability to work effectively within a team.

The post will suit an applicant looking to join a highly interdisciplinary environment that combines biology with computer science, mathematics and software engineering, with the end goal of advancing our understanding the cancer genome.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Marek Dynowski, Head of Scientific Computing via email: marek.dynowski@cruk.manchester.ac.uk

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk), an Institute of The University of Manchester (www.manchester.ac.uk), is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research. The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (www.cancerresearchuk.org), the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are adjacent to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (www.christie.nhs.uk), one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

Our aim is to understand the fundamental basis of cancer and apply that knowledge to developing new treatment strategies for cancer patients. Our advanced research programmes span a spectrum of cancer research, from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer through to drug discovery, translational research and clinical trials.

The Institute has outstanding laboratory facilities and exceptional core services, including next generation sequencing, microarrays, confocal microscopy, computational biology, histology and mass-spectrometry.

We are situated in Manchester, England, a vibrant and dynamic city that is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has excellent transport links both nationally and internationally.

To apply for this position please visit our website: www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk

For applicants who are unable to download this information from our website, please contact HR department on 0161 446 3231, email: jobs@cruk.manchester.ac.uk to have this information sent by post.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 13 December 2016.

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