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HPC/Linux Systems Administrator

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
201107281017 Full Time 8AM - 5PM -

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The Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) is seeking an HPC/Linux Systems Administrator to manage the high-performance compute (HPC) infrastructure of their Bioinformatics Facility. The innovative and multidisciplinary IIGB is organized around a 10,000 sq.ft. suite of instrumentation facilities that offer advanced tools in bioinformatics, microscopy, proteomics and genomics and serve as a centralized, shared-use resource for faculty, staff, students. The position will be responsible for the systems administration, maintenance and upgrades of a high-performance Linux cluster, as well as several production servers located in a state-of-the-art server room of the Bioinformatics Core Facility. This includes the installation and troubleshooting of Linux/Unix OSs, open-source applications for bioinformatics research and hardware upgrades. In addition, the position will be involved in the optimization of software tools to improve their performance and scalability for parallel computing environments.

The position will also be responsible for maintaining a rapidly growing large-scale disk storage and backup system that warehouses critical scientific information for over 200 scientists, developing and maintaining queuing and load balancing software for parallel computing tasks on the Linux cluster, and managing the facility's network and security infrastructure.

Minimum Requirements

1. A minimum of three years of professional experience with the installation and systems administration of high-performance compute (HPC) systems, such as Linux clusters in a high-load user environment.
2. A minimum of three years of professional experience with the installation and systems administration of high-performance data storage and backup systems that scale to several petabytes.
3. A minimum of three years of professional experience with installing, repairing and upgrading server and network hardware.
4. A minimum of three years of professional experience with a range of programming languages, including CC++, Perl and Python.
5. A minimum of two years of professional experience with relational database theory and implementation using MySQL and/or PostgreSQL engines.
6. Experience with the implementation of algorithms into software applications.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Ability to acquire sufficient computational biology knowledge to actively participate in bioinformatic research projects.
2. Basic knowledge of the data analysis concepts used in statistics and computational biology.
3. Skill in preparing comprehensive and in-depth analysis of complex data sets.
4. Skill in expressing ideas clearly and convincingly.
5. Demonstrated ability to work in a team, to share own ideas with others and to utilize team resources for optimizing success.

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In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

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