We are seeking a self-motivated I.T. Officer to provide I.C.T. support for research programmes in the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit.
The MRC Unit is uniquely multidisciplinary and operates over two sites at the University of Oxford (Department of Pharmacology and Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences). The Unit aims to understand the interactions between nerve cells that are critical for brain functions and to exploit these to develop novel therapies for Parkinson’s disease and memory disorders.
The post holder will play a crucial role in managing and maintaining the MRC Unit’s I.T. systems, networks and equipment, and in providing advice and local support for Unit members. The post holder will also help to develop and implement IT strategies and policies and, as required, will liaise with other IT staff across the University. There would also be opportunities for the post holder to actively contribute to the Unit research programmes, e.g. through signal analysis of electrophysiological/imaging data, or constructing micro-devices used in brain recordings. The post holder will be based on the Unit’s main site at the Department of Pharmacology.
Candidates should be educated to degree level or equivalent, and have high-level understanding, experience and technical competence across a broad range of computing areas including user support, hardware, server operating systems, Windows and Linux networking and data management. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving, the ability to work independently, and to communicate effectively. Experience of an academic environment would be an advantage.
This is a fixed-term post with an end date of 31st March 2020 in the first instance (possible extension from 1st April 2020 subject to renewal of funding from the Medical Research Council), to start as soon as possible. The post is full-time (37.5 hours per week), although part-time (minimum of 22.5 hours, 0.6 FTE, per week) would be considered. This is a University Grade 6 (06S) position with a starting salary of between £28,098 and £33,518 per annum (pro rata for part-time).
Informal enquiries can be addressed to Ben Micklem.
Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using Vacancy ID 133847
The closing date for applications for this post is 12.00 midday UK time on Monday 30th April 2018.
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