Scientific Computing Technical Architect

Company: Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
Overview: The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute is a new department of Cambridge University formed to harness the scientific strengths of Cambridge to solve problems encountered with the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cancer.
Location: Cambridge UK
Salary: £33,230-£44,607 pa plus pension

Job Description

The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUKCI) IT & Scientific Computing team provide the Institute’s researchers with access to world class computing and data management facilities to support their work. The team is responsible for day to day operational support of client and server systems, and provides design and implementation skills for new systems, and acts as a source of expertise for training and strategic direction. The team has a wide range of technical skills, and projects to modify or implement systems are managed in a matrix structure with appropriate staff appointed to projects based on technical expertise and availability.

The Institute's IT & Scientific Computing team aims to provide world-class scientific computing facilities to the Institute's researchers including virtualised servers to support core ICT functions, a 1,300 core cluster and petascale data storage facilities for the analysis of research results.

Person Specification

We are looking for an individual with specific experience with HPC used in a data-centric environment, with an interest in distributed authentication mechanisms and technologies for scale-out data management and archiving. Good knowledge of security and web-delivered services is desirable; experience working in a research environment, ideally in the life sciences, is essential.

This appointment is subject to a health assessment. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

For questions about this post, please contact Peter Maccallum at

Email your completed CHRIS 6 application form in MS WORD (including details of three referees), covering letter and CV to by 5pm on Monday 13 May 2013.

A CHRIS 6 application is available here

Further information on the University is available at the following address:

Please quote reference SW01127 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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