Are you a motivated Systems Analyst who craves the excitement of a start-up company, coupled with the resources and support of an established and well-respected organization? At JAX-GM, our information technology is as exciting and progressive as our cutting-edge science; join our team to help plan, design, and launch efficient systems in support of scientific research functions and processes in the area of Genome Technologies.
The Systems Analyst will work with our computational scientists, system administrators, and other Research IT staff to create effective systems supporting scientific research in Genome Technologies. This includes gathering and analyzing data and documenting business processes and requirements, and applying proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help maximize the benefit of Research IT system investments.
Working with Researchers:
- Provide guidance, support, training and advice in Research IT systems to JAX scientists.
- Investigate application issues, document findings: communicate with scientists to answer questions, troubleshoot problems and develop appropriate computational strategies to process and analyze their data.
- Work closely with scientists to ensure that applications and Research IT services are current, appropriate and sufficient to serve their needs.
- Install and update scientific applications in the Research IT environment, document system changes, write and maintain documentation for end users.
- Develop and deliver training programs, tutorials and workshops for scientists on the optimal use of IT resources in their research projects.
- Research and evaluate new products and services for applicability to in-house needs. Stay current with new trends and emerging information technologies and informatics tools, advocate for and lead the adoption of these technologies at JAX.
- Assist in preparation for submitting grant proposals.
Working with IT:
- Consult and collaborate with IT coworkers to determine best system configurations for applications.
- Based on the scientific needs of the community, identify and recommend innovative solutions, and integrated proposals for server, storage, and network systems, including hardware and software acquisition, installation and administration.
- Provide technical support internally and to external vendors including problem resolution for complex systems and storage solutions.
- Help integrate IT resources with laboratory equipment, such as DNA sequencers and microscopes.
- Set up and maintain scientific computing clusters and their associated batch scheduling systems, such as SGE or PBS.
- Benchmark application and workflow performance and determine areas for improved efficiencies.