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IT Systems Engineer (Fixed Term)

The MRC Epidemiology Unit is seeking to appoint an IT Systems Engineer.

This position is based in the Unit's IT team. The primary roles of this post are to provide back-end infrastructure administration and development, face to face technical assistance to department users, and support for all IT services and systems.

The MRC Epidemiology Unit is a department within the University of Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine and is situated within the Institute of Metabolic Science on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Its mission is to study the genetic, developmental and environmental factors that cause obesity, diabetes and related metabolic disorders and develop strategies for their prevention. The Unit benefits from a number of large-scale, cross programme epidemiological studies with detailed datasets allowing a wide range of research from genetics to public health. Highly experienced information teams and other specialist teams support the scientists in the delivery of their research aims.

The successful candidate will have a suitable degree and/or relevant IT qualification against the hardware or vendor-specific technologies as described in the Further Particulars. Applicants will have proven communication, interpersonal and technical problem-solving skills and ideally have experience working in a higher education or research environment or otherwise supporting large scale data-driven work.

Please contact Rich Hutchinson (; 01223769200) for informal enquiries.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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.

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

The closing date for applications is the 28th June 2017 with interviews likely to be held on the 13th July 2017.

Please quote reference SJ12396 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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