Ref: 105651
Title: IT Technician
Salary: £23,121 - £27,578
Organisation: Oxford University
Location: Oxford

URL: (Support and Technical)
JD & PS:
Closing Date: (12:00 noon) 12 December 2012

The Structural Genomics Consortium is looking for an enthusiastic IT Technician, who can work closely with the lead investigator and other members of the multidisciplinary team in achieving a variety of goals.

The Research Informatics group is responsible for work related to SGC bioinformatics, cheminformatics, computational chemistry as well as data dissemination to the public. In addition, the group is responsible for IT support and systems maintenance. The IT systems at SGC Oxford consist of over one hundred Windows workstations along with a smaller number of Linux workstations. The majority of servers which provide services including file-serving, web, database and computation capabilities are Linux-based.

In the role of IT Technician your key responsibilities will be to spend the majority of your time providing day-to-day IT support to employees within the SGC department at Oxford and the remaining time should be spent on internal scientific support and software development within the Research Informatics group. Your oral and written communication skills will need to be very strong too as you will be dealing with staff at varying levels.

An excellent understanding of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is required and you will have the ability to programme two or more of the following languages: Python, Perl, C, C++, Fortran, JavaScript.

You will have experience in rapid coding, IT systems management and possess a hunger for learning new things rapidly. A working knowledge of Windows-based systems administration is essential.

The post is available as a fixed-term contract initially until 31 December 2014.

For any applicants who have less experience the post may be offered at grade 4 (£19,972 - £23,121 p.a.) with a suitable change in the duties.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 12 December 2012 will be considered.