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Systems Administrator C
Job Description Summary
As part of the Department of Psychiatry, the Neurodevelopment & Psychosis Section and the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) integrate basic and clinical neuroscience research in a cohesive effort to elucidate neural substrates of mental illness, with an emphasis on neurodevelopment. We are seeking a Systems Administrator to add to our IT team supporting researchers in data collection, data analysis, data management, data security along with continual enhancement of the information technology infrastructure used by our researchers and collaborators. This position offers exposure to a wide range of technologies with the flexibility to develop expertise in specific areas of interest.
The Neurodevelopment & Psychosis Section at Penn Medicine and the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn Medicine integrate basic and clinical neuroscience research in a cohesive effort to elucidate neural substrates of mental illness, with an emphasis on neurodevelopment. The four units that help support this effort are Clinical Core, Cognitive Core, Neuroimaging Core and IT core. The IT core team is responsible for facilitating overall study operation, data collection, data management, data security along with continual enhancement of the information technology infrastructure used by researchers and collaborators. The IT infrastructure includes a robust Linux and Apple presence, X-SAN based cluster, web servers, database servers, several Windows desktops, a fibre-optic wired network infrastructure, various technologies supporting unique services, and cloud computing management and support. We are seeking a systems administrator to add to our IT core. You can make a direct contribution to scientific research by helping maintain and improve our growing IT infrastructure, all while working in a great environment with people from medicine, psychiatry, engineering, computer science, physics and biostatistics. The position is also responsible for the implementation and continued enhancement of IT security policies, data backup and data retrieval processes. Other responsibilities include monitoring server uptime and availability, hardware and software installation, configuration and maintenance, end-user account creation and support, conceive and implement projects, exploring Web Services for development, production, disaster recovery needs; coordinate systems and services monitoring and maintenance; maintain existing systems, tracking service and repair history; testing new computer hardware and operating system technologies and areas, writing reports on findings; communicate regularly on status and progress to supervisors and project teams; maintain regular contact with key vendors via technical support channels. The ideal candidate will possess a knack for problem solving and troubleshooting and a desire to document and automate tasks whenever possible.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information technology or related discipline
- Minimum of 2-3 years of IT systems administrator experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
- Experience in system administration and problem solving in a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux, Mac, and Windows).
- Proficiency in Bash scripting and Python/Perl
- Ability to automate solutions to repetitive problems/tasks
- Strong troubleshooting skills leading toward root-cause analysis and practical issue resolution
- Experience with version control software (Git), documentation applications (MediaWiki)
- Enterprise monitoring and alerting tools (Nagios)
- Ability to effectively interact and communicate with a multi-disciplinary team of investigators and staff.
- Experience with Apache web server administration
Background check required. Position contingent on funding.
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$50,684.00 - $138,391.00
Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
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