Current vacancies at the Trust

HPC Systems Administrator

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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£31,878 - £42,046 p.a inclusive of HCA
25/03/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

The Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London implements a cross-disciplinary model of translational research, leveraging on the extensive adoption of genomics and bioinformatics approaches to advance the identification of novel therapeutic targets and biomarkers of disease.

We are seeking a talented and motivated linux System Administrator to join our BRC Translational Bioinformatics Core. This will be an excellent opportunity for someone who is familiar with the linux operating system to expand their knowledge and experince into HPC and linux systems administration. The post-holder will be contributing to the running of the HPC computer infrastructure owned by the BRC. The system has over 2816 compute cores, about 3.5 PB of storage and several hundred users. This is a varied role involving planning future infrastructure, user instruction, software deployment, troubleshooting system failures, aiding users plan their requirements for translational science projects and helping with the overall organisation of the systems. The candidate will have to opportunity to become expert in the computer systems that he/she is managing as well as maintain a degree of interdisciplinary knowledge when interacting with users from different backgrounds.

The successful candidate will have a good grounding in the linux operating system, and preferably have experience working in the area of medical bioinformatics. They will enjoy team working and interactions with experimental and computational scientist to work on complex biological datasets.

This post provides an ideal opportunity to be part of a highly integrated and multidisciplinary environment and to play a key role in the advancement of translational projects to improve patients' clinical outcome.

The salary will be on grade 6: £31,878 - £42,046 p.a inclusive of High Cost London Allowance.

Closing Date 25th March 2018 at Midnight

Interviews dates: 4th or 5th April 2018

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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