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Senior Computing Technician (x2)

The Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) is seeking to appoint two Senior Computing Technicians to join a small IT team supporting a community of 200-300 scientific and office staff.

The CIMR IT team offers an informal but busy environment, where flexibility, a friendly manner and a willingness to learn are essential. A broad range of IT skills are key to the roles, which have responsibility for Windows, Linux and Mac systems, network infrastructure, audio visual facilities, web and database development.

The successful applicants will be educated to degree level, and will be expected to demonstrate skills in Cisco switching and routing, Linux system administration, and Windows image and application deployment. Candidates without Cisco CCNA certification will be encouraged to certify after appointment.

For appointments as a Senior Computing Technician (Grade 6), candidates shall have substantial experience working with the required systems, however, experienced candidates with less prior specialised expertise will be considered. The appointment in this case is likely to be made initially at a lower grade (Grade 5) with the perspective of promotion once full performance of duties is achieved.

One appointment is offered on a permanent, full time basis. The second appointment is offered for an initial 2 year fixed term period.

These appointments are full-time (36.5 hours/week Monday to Friday) but we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

Interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing 4th February 2019.

The Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) forms part of the University of Cambridge Clinical School and is based in the Wellcome Trust/MRC Building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The Institute provides modern laboratory accommodation and state of the art research facilities

The full incremental salary range for the position is advertised in order to demonstrate the progression of the Grade. In the majority of cases, appointments will be made at the Grade minimum: only in very specific circumstances can a higher salary be offered.

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

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.

For informal enquiries, please contact Jonathan Wilson, CIMR Computer Officer on For any information regarding the application process, please contact Charlotte Yelton, HR Supervisor on

Please quote reference SA17828 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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