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IT Technician

The Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) is seeking to appoint an IT Technician to join a small team supporting a community of researchers and staff within a modern research facility.

The successful applicant will assist with the management and development of a broad IT infrastructure, and will share responsibility for all aspects of IT provision, from server and network infrastructure through to desktop and audio visual support.

The Institute offers a busy but friendly working environment, and would suit self-motivated candidates with communication skills of a high standard.

Applicants should be educated to degree level, and will already have accomplished skills in at least 3 of the following areas:

Cisco switching and routing Linux system administration Windows desktop support and current PC hardware Apple Mac support Windows Server and Active Directory MySQL, Oracle, or PHP/Python web development

The successful candidate will be given training as required to ensure cross-cover within the IT team.

For appointments at a Senior level (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.

The nature of this role means working onsite will be required to assist staff, students and visitors in person, but some flexibility may be offered on an ad hoc basis.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 25th June and interviews will be held on Wednesday 5th July 2023.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements. The nature of the role and the team requires a minimum of 80%, for example working 4 days per week, or 5 days per week with shorter hours.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Specific enquiries about the role can be addressed to Jonathan Wilson, CIMR Computer Officer, on Informal enquiries can be addressed to Charlotte Yelton, HR Supervisor, on

Please quote reference SA36459 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.

Further information

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