IS Technical Support Specialist III

The Center for Environmental and Systems Biochemistry (CESB) seeks an individual to support metabolomics data analysis and analytical instrument computer maintenance needs.

Will working with >70 research labs around the globe. The metabolic data produced by the CESB is over 1 million assays/year, of which over 80% must be manually curated and tracked individually, and constitutes over 20 TB/year of primary data generation, resulting in over 56 TB/year to manage including backups.

Will maintain computer hardware and software, maintain instrumentation control computers and software which requires basic knowledge of mass spectrometry and NMR, basic network management and program software patches where needed.

Assist in workflow and software development, and conduct stable isotope resolved metabolomics (SIRM) data analyses.

IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered)

Job Title
IS Technical Support Specialist III

Requisition Number

Working Title
IS Tech Support Specialist

Department Name
7H026: Center for Environmental and Systems Biochemistry

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

2 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing or pulling objects, sitting for long periods of time, standing for long periods of time


Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, some nights and weekends as needed


Microsoft Office and Excel; MestReNova; Tracefinder, Xcalibur, VMWare

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Master's degree in computer science, Computer Engineering degree plus two or more years related experience.

Deadline to Apply

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    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * How many years experience do you have in computer hardware maintenance, including diagnostics and changing out parts?
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    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  4. * Describe your experience working with major instrument control computers.

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  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita