The National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison (NMRFAM) in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, seeks to hire an Information Processing Consultant as a computer scientist/system administrator. NMRFAM houses eleven nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers ranging from 500 to 900 MHz and plans to install additional instruments as part of federally funded research projects. The spectrometers are equipped for state-of-the-art solution and solid-state NMR data collection and generate large volumes of experimental data obtained on behalf of facility users.
As a key member of NMRFAM, the primary responsibilities of the successful candidate are to support user access to the facility (including remote access to operate the spectrometers) and external user access to data, to maintain highly reliable operation of the NMRFAM computers and network (including spectrometer computers, data archive, and data processing servers), to support data processing and analysis via established computational software, and to ensure security of the data and computational resources. It is also highly desirable that the candidate would contribute creative solutions to computational/spectroscopy related research problems and assist other NMRFAM staff and users with the computational aspects of experimental design as part of the broad NMRFAM mission to develop new technologies in these areas. Working with the Center Director and staff, the Computer Scientist/System Administrator develops and uses existing software, pipelines, and database systems to analyze and manage NMR data.
The NMRFAM Computer Scientist/System Administrator reports directly to the NMRFAM Co-Directors.
List of Duties
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
B.S. degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Computational Biology, or a closely allied field is required.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Two years minimum work experience related to data management and system administration.
Experience in managing large data sets and user accounts.
Proficiency in at least one scripting language (i.e., Python/Perl/Ruby) is required.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work independently and multitask efficiently are expectations, along with the ability to discuss computation and data processing with individuals who lack an understanding of those methods.
Prefix will be determined at time of hire based on relevant experience. Prefixes will have the following minimum salaries:
No Prefix: $60,000
The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
A073000-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/BIOCHEMISTRY
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
ANNUAL (12 months)
Instructions to Applicants:
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