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IT Specialist

University of Cambridge - MRC Cancer Unit, Cambridgeshire

The Hutchison/MRC Research Centre is an established centre focused on the earliest steps in cancer progression and exploit this knowledge to improve early diagnosis and effective treatment cancer research. The Research Centre houses both the MRC Cancer Unit and components of the Department of Oncology. This role is a jointly funded MRC/University position held within the MRC Cancer Unit.

We are seeking appoint an IT specialist to join the Centre's IT team to provide IT and computing support for an integrated IT services to facilitate the research and administration of the Centre. The role holder would part of a collaborative multi-skilled team which actively encourages staff to find ways improve and develop services.

Applicants are expected to hold a degree in a relevant subject, or demonstrable skills and track record of supporting, managing and maintaining enterprise IT systems. We are looking for applicants who can work confidently in at least two of the following areas:

  • High Performance Cluster/Linux Administration
  • Microsoft Windows Server environments (AD, DNS, DHCP, Hybrid Exchange 2016, etc)
  • Installing and managing NAS, SAN's and NFS storage servers
  • Remote Services VPN, Xenapp/XenDesktop
  • Microsoft System Configuration Manager
  • Hyper-V 2012 onwards
  • Network Layer2/3 and 802.1x
  • Office 365

For the successful candidate, training opportunities will be available to manage and administer the current infrastructure and review newer technologies.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 4th December 2019 with interviews taking place week commencing Monday 16th December 2019.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SK21428 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £30,942 to £40,322
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th November 2019
Closes: 4th December 2019
Job Ref: SK21428
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