The UK MED-BIO project is a 6.8 million pound project at Imperial College London recently funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) as part of its Medical Informatics initiative. It will ensure state-of-the-art capability and capacity in support of the rapid advances in ‘omics, e-Health and medical bioinformatics leading to major advances in understanding the aetiology and pathogenesis of chronic disease. Through this initiative, we are establishing a major medical bioinformatics data centre at Imperial College London with access for its partners and other academic researchers through secure, managed portals. The system offers multi-petabyte scale tiered storage accessed by multiple compute systems.
We seek a motivated systems administrator with extensive experience in large scale data systems in a linux-based environment and ideally in research-based bio-computing who is seeking a challenging role in developing, implementing and maintaining the storage and data management infrastructure for a large HPC-based bio-medical compute resource.
The post will have primary responsibility for day-to-day provision of the UK MED-BIO service. The major focus of the role is storage-centric – to manage all aspects of the multi-petabyte storage system that forms the central MED-BIO infrastructure. Other aspects of the role may require Linux system administration of a small number of servers for the project, and provision of the MED-BIO software and user environment. The post holder will receive additional assistance from a full-time project bioinformatician and key ICT support teams, including the HPC group.
The post is full-time and fixed term until the 31st March 2019, in the first instance and will be based at the South Kensington Campus.