Bio-data Systems Administrator | GenomeWeb

Bio-data Systems Administrator

Imperial College London
Job Location
South Kensington Campus
Imperial College London
United Kingdom
£43,530 to £52,630 Per annum
Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Linux-based storage expert to join the team.  We seek a systems administrator with extensive experience in petabyte scale data systems, ideally in research-based bio-computing who is seeking a challenging role in developing, implementing and maintaining the storage, data management infrastructure, and software for our large HPC-based bio-medical compute resource. The major focus of the role is storage-centric – managing all aspects of the multi-petabyte hierarchical storage system that forms the central MED-BIO infrastructure. The post holder will receive additional assistance from the project bioinformatician and ICT support teams. The extensive associated HPC compute is administered by the College HPC team and the post-holder will liaise with them to develop a seamless and supportive infrastructure.


full job description and person specifications are available from the College Web-site at searching against reference SM079-15AL



full job description and person specifications are available from the College Web-site at searching against reference SM079-15AL


You should have a degree (and preferably a higher degree) in an appropriate technical, scientific, or engineering discipline, extensive experience in setting up and maintaining, administering, provisioning disk-based large-scale compute storage systems, also tape-based backup and archiving systems in a linux-based environment, and ideally in operating high-performance parallel file system technologies such as GPFS.   The following are also desirable:  experience with object-based storage, iRODs, and/or virtualisation (e.g. OpenStack), in depth technical knowledge of Linux operating system, scripting languages (e.g. Python, Perl), and R statistical environment, recent practical skills in administering and managing Linux servers in an enterprise environment, and a strong knowledge and background in using and maintaining bioinformatics software, bio-data formats and/or standards.

You should have substantial experience of working in service development and delivery in a scientific environment and successfully managing complex stakeholder relationships, using highly-developed interpersonal skills and excellent judgement to balance demands, with the competency to take the initiative in delivering the infrastructure. Ability and eagerness to meet new objectives and learn new skills are also important.

How to Apply

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number SM079-15AL.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email to request an application form.

Closing Date 31/05/15.

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