We have a vacancy in our team for a Senior System Administrator/Scientific
Computing Specialist, working in the Life Sciences area, specifically
The team supports a scientific computing environment centered on a Linux
cluster currently with 2800+ cores and the networking, storage, backup/DR
and physical datacentre infrastructure which supports that. In addition,
we are responsible for a number of machines which control and acquire data
from laboratory devices such as DNA Sequencers, Mass Spectrometers and
High-Throughput plant imaging systems and pass that down to the main
systems for analysis and storage.
We have 1.4PB of storage, 1/10/40gbs networks and a variety of pretty cool
tech, supporting some high-profile science projects such as the Dairy
Futures and Sheep CRC's and the 1000 Bulls Genome Project.
It is a broad technology domain, covering Linux, Windows, storage,
networking and virtualisation, as well as security, backup/DR and quite a
bit of scripting.
The position is with the Computational Biology group of the Biosciences
Research branch of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport
and Resources (we used to be known as Department of Environment and Primary
Industries) based at the AgriBiosciences Centre on the Bundoora Campus of
LaTrobe University. Our line management is through the science group, not
the Corporate IT, hence the official designation of the role as a Senior
Life Sciences is a pretty dynamic environment and as such, the supporting
infrastructure is constantly undergoing change, both physically and in a
software sense. This is not a set-and-forget space to be working in.
The application process is through the Victorian Government Careers website
and the position is advertised there, along with Seek and Adzuna. As
mentioned, it's advertised as a Senior Research Scientist, so it may not
come up if you use purely IT-related search terms. Applications close on
30th of March.
If you're interested, feel free to drop me a line off-list and I can pass
on the PD. I'd attach it here, but the list software may strip the PDF.
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