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Senior IT Support Technician

The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (MRC CBU) is an internationally renowned research institute with state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience facilities. Applications are invited for a Senior IT Support Technician to join a small team responsible for the development, implementation, management, and maintenance of the unit's diverse IT facilities. Working as a part of the computing group, your responsibilities will include planning, installing, and maintaining the computing services that are essential to the overall research strategy of the unit, including core IT infrastructure services, network services, data storage, high performance computing, web services, and user desktop systems. The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated, creative and capable of contributing productively in a team environment. They should be well organised, pragmatic, and have good problem solving skills.

You will have significant systems support/development experience in either a commercial, academic or research environment, with extensive experience of IT systems administration and development, including experience of diagnosing, troubleshooting, and repairing hardware, software and networking problems. A degree in Computing Science or an equivalent subject in a scientific discipline would be desirable.

We offer a flexible, family friendly work environment, 33 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays and access to the Cambens staff benefits site.

Further information on the CBU is available at

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 15th October 2017 with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference SU13270 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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