Computing Officer

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your IT expertise? Are you interested in working with and for some of the world’s leading neuroscience researchers?

The newly formed Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to work within an established IT support team. WIN spans three world class departments within the University of Oxford: Clinical Neurosciences, Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry, across three sites (John Radcliffe Hospital, Warneford Hospital and University of Oxford Science Area) and brings together over 250 researchers in disciplines spanning physics and image analysis to cognitive and clinical neuroscience. The IT support team is key in enabling the cutting-edge computation-led science underpinning this new Wellcome Centre.

To succeed in this role, you will need to be a graduate in a relevant discipline, or have the equivalent knowledge and experience. Neuroimaging is a computationally intense discipline with WIN utilising high-performance/throughput Linux based systems and thus a good knowledge of the Linux operating system is essential. Proven problem-solving ability is also a crucial skill. Technical knowledge of macOS/Microsoft Windows and experience with the python and/or MATLAB programming environments will be advantageous.

The role is wide ranging and will involve contact with a variety of people at all levels of seniority and technical ability, both within the department and beyond, including academic and research staff, students and other University IT providers. Consequently, excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

This full-time post is fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance with the possibility of renewal and is available immediately.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 5 February 2018 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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