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The Sub-department of Particle Physics at the University of Oxford is seeking a Unix Systems Administrator to work as part of a team providing support for IT services.
The postholder will be a member of the Particle Physics IT support team, which is responsible for all local Linux based systems including desktops, multiuser interactive systems and two large clusters for computation. They will take responsibility for providing support to users, and software installation for those services built on top of the Linux operating system. The postholder will report to the head of the team providing Linux services and support to particle physics. The particle physics team is part of a larger departmental support group who provide more general services such as desktop computing, laptops, networking, service infrastructure etc.
The full-time contract will be for 3 years fixed-term in the first instance. The successful candidate will hold a degree or equivalent experience in a technical subject. They will have an in depth knowledge of the Linux operating system and experience of managing large numbers of systems and the tools available to assist with this including scripting languages and configuration management systems. The candidate will have excellent communication skills and experience of supporting users with varying technical backgrounds. The post will be based in Oxford.
Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Peter Gronbech (pete [dot] gronbech [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk).
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.
Only applications received promptly by 12.00 noon on 16 May 2016 can be considered. Please read the “Person Specification and Job Description” before preparing your application. You will be required to upload a curriculum vita, a description of experience and interests and the names and addresses of three referees as part of your online application. In addition you should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to: sue [dot] geddes [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not reference letters.
Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification and apply online.
Application Deadline: 16 May 2016 by 12:00 midday