[SASAG] SysAdmin job posting @ UW Dept of Biochemistry
cabenson at washington.edu
Thu Jan 4 08:39:49 PST 2007
The Department of Biochemistry is looking for a SysAdmin in one of
their labs. Description below:
POSITION NAME - Systems Administrator
The laboratory of Dr. Wim Hol, Department of
Biochemistry, School of Medicine, is deeply involved in the fight
against tropical diseases. We are looking for a part time systems
administrator for maintaining and improving hardware and software of
a network of computers dedicated to several biomedical research
projects. Specifically, we are aiming for crystal structure
determination of proteins from global pathogens such as the malaria,
sleeping sickness and other parasites. These three-dimensional
structures of proteins assist with the development of novel
therapeutics for treatment of several neglected tropical diseases.
(See websites http://www.bmsc.washington.edu/WimHol/; and also http://
The responsibility of the successful candidate will be to:
(i) maintain and upgrade the hardware and software on Linux-boxes
which are used as central compute and graphics servers;
(ii) maintain and upgrade the hardware and software on PC’s which are
used by group members to perform calculations, explore the internet,
prepare scientific publications, analyze results, etc;
(iii) maintain and upgrade the hardware and software on PC’s and
other computers which are controlling a variety of biophysical and
(iv) incorporate the computers mentioned above into a reliable and
secure computer network, which also includes printers, scanners etc;
(v) maintain webservers and nameservers;
(v) assist in the maintenance and creation of a number of group
(vi) interact with group members and the PI such that repairs are
efficiently carried out and suggestions for improvement are carefully
analyzed and where possible implemented;
(vii) perform other related duties as required.
- Experience in maintaining hardware and software on Linux computers
- Experience in maintaining computer networks including security items;
- Excellent interpersonal skills to function optimally in the group.
Familiarity with biochemistry, microbiology, structural biology or
webdesign would be a plus, but is not a necessity.
Proposed START DATE: January 1st, 2007
If interested and want to apply, please view www.washington.edu/jobs,
click on “Staff Jobs” and search for Req#28456.
Manager of Technology Services
Department of Health Sciences Academic Services and Facilities
University of Washington
cabenson at washington.edu
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