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Systems Administrator

In 2013, Europe's top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.

As part of the University Of Cambridge School Of Clinical Medicine, the Institute's research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 350 researchers and support staff with 22 research groups. It provides a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment in cancer research, with state of the art facilities and core scientific resources, and good links with the scientific community of Cambridge.

The IT & Scientific Computing team aims to provide world-class scientific computing facilities to the Institute's researchers. This includes personal computing equipment, communication devices, high performance networking, database and information systems, high performance computing equipment and high volume data storage systems in a controlled operational environment.

We are looking for a highly skilled Linux Systems Administrator. Experience of working in a customer focused environment and supporting scientific research is highly desirable.

As a Systems Administrator you will monitor and administer Institute computing systems and networks and provide support, expert assistance and advice to staff in their use of IT hardware and information systems. You will support server, data management systems, replicate & backup scientific data, network equipment and personal computing equipment and resolve user problems. You will also work on the design, procurement, implementation and documentation of new systems to support laboratory research and scientific computing under the direction of a Scientific Computing Project Manager.

You will be conscientious and have excellent customer service skills, with the ability to interact and liaise with staff at all levels. You will be highly organised and have a flexible and cooperative approach.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 14/5/17. The interview date is TBC.

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

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. 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 quote reference SW11976 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

Further information

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