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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (KECC), an interdisciplinary research center located in the School of Public Health and dedicated to fighting the battle against end stage renal disease (ESRD) by promoting health, improving patient outcomes, and informing public policy regarding kidney failure and transplantation, is seeking a systems administrator to manage and maintain computational infrastructure supporting the analysis of medical claims data.


• Provide end-to-end administration and support for priority functions and services in a Windows-based computing environment including storage, data transfer, batch queuing, statistical processing, networking, infrastructure and security.

• Administration and support of daily data backups and procedures.

• Work to refine system monitoring and automated alerting.

• Work as a team player in collaboration with systems experts, programmers, analysts, and faculty, to design, deploy and support applications and analysis environments.

Required Qualifications*

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience

• Minimum of three years of relevant experience in a related role administering Windows systems including installing, configuring, updating, and troubleshooting servers and workstations

• Experience with Active Directory (Group policy, DFS, user and account management) • Prior experience in a virtualized environment (VMWare preferred)

• Strong communications skills with the ability to convey technical concepts effectively such that various audiences receiving the communication can understand

• 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*

• Professional experience working in a FISMA and HIPAA regulated environment, and familiarity with FISMA/HIPAA regulations for protection of federal health care data

• Experience automating system functions with scripting/programming

• Experience with administering statistical software (SAS and R)

Additional Information

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff (leader/member) with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community. 

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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