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Recruiter: Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute
Listed on: 17th July 2018
Location: Manchester
Salary/Rate: £31850 - £37500
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: MI/18/39_Expired
Contact Name: The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

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Duration: Fixed term until 31st March 2022

About the role:
We are seeking a Linux Systems Administrator to join our dynamic Scientific Computing Team. You will manage, configure and administer a KVM/QEMU based virtualisation infrastructure, Linux virtual machines and Spectrum Scale based storage systems used for scientific data processing, analysis and archiving for the Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology Group (CEP) and the Manchester Centre for Cancer Biomarker Sciences (MCCBS) at CRUK Manchester Institute. Through these efforts you will contribute to CEP/MCCBS aims to enhance clinical trials of new anticancer therapies through biomarker research. You will be required to work closely with the CEP/MCCBS scientific team and participate in an established collaboration with a research group at University of South California.

Calculations are performed on a KVM/QEMU based virtualisation infrastructure and a 1,500 core HPC Linux cluster that are attached to several storage systems with a total capacity of 4 petabyte. The systems reside in a dedicated data centre on site. The Scientific Computing team provides a stimulating and motivating work environment that encourages and supports continuous training in this area.

About you:
The post will suit an applicant looking to join a highly interdisciplinary environment that combines biology with computer science, mathematics and software engineering, with the end goal of advancing our understanding of biomarkers to provide personalised medicine for cancer patients. You should have a BSc degree in computational science or related subject (or equivalent relevant experience) and substantial experience in administering Linux systems, preferably KVM/QEMU based virtualisation infrastructures and the ability to write scripts and experience administering different types of Linux server.

You will have excellent communication skills together with a proven ability to work both independently and effectively within a team. An awareness of biology and/or previous experience working with scientific researchers is desirable.

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?
The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research. The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are currently situated at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.

We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in South Manchester (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

How to apply?
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Closing date: 16 August 2018.