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Job Summary

The Michigan Center for Translational Pathology (MCTP) is seeking a systems administrator to manage and maintain computational infrastructure supporting the analysis of next-generation sequencing data.


Specifically, this position will assist with the management of local and cloud-based computational resources, including a computational cluster, web servers, a high-capacity NAS storage system, and an Amazon Web Services account. Due to the interdisciplinary environment at MCTP, we seek an applicant with good communication skills and experience working as part of a team. The successful applicant should be able to communicate effectively with programmers, analysts, lab research personnel, IT personnel, and clinical staff. The ideal candidate should hold a degree in or have equivalent work experience in Computer Science, Engineering, or Information Technology.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree, and at least four to six years of professional experience for the Senior level classification or at least two to four years of professional experience for the Intermediate level classification
  • At least four to six years of experience administering Unix/Linux systems, including installing, configuring, updating and troubleshooting servers and workstations for the Senior level classification or at least two years for the Intermediate level classification
  • Programming/scripting experience (e.g., Bash, Python, Perl)
  • Experience with HPC computing (PBS, Torque, etc.)
  • Experience with managing NFS and CIFS shares in a multi-platform environment (Linux/Windows/Mac)
  • Strong attention to detail, a high level of concern for accuracy, and good problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with Docker and/or other Linux Container Technologies (Singularity, etc.)
  • Experience using Git for software version control
  • Professional experience working in a HIPAA-regulated environment, and familiarity with HIPAA regulations for protection of clinical data
  • Experience administering databases (e.g., MySQL and/or Oracle) on Linux
  • Familiarity with Active Directory, LDAP, and/or other standard user authentication systems
  • Experience organizing, developing, and implementing IT security policies

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Work Locations

5216 CCC

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

MCTP employs genomic, proteomic, and bioinformatic approaches on clinical biospecimens to identify novel cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets. The mission of the Center is to facilitate the discovery, validation, and implementation of candidate target genes/proteins in cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy. The Center employs a multi-disciplinary approach, engaging talent from diverse disciplines ranging from medicine, pathology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, engineering, cytogenetics, and molecular therapeutics.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.