Scientific Computing Project Manager

Company: Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
Overview: 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.
Location: Cambridge UK
Salary: £32,901-£44,166 pa plus benefits Ref SW01125

Job Description

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.  Project areas include:

  • The provision of hardware and software for High Performance Computing (currently 1,300 cores)
  • High performance and scale-out storage (currently over 1PB)
  • Networking and Security (including 10GbE networking and Firewall provision)
  • Virtualisation (using VMWare or other technologies)
  • IT service provision (including email, telephony, and desktop support and management)
  • Database and metadata management (to support lab based research and sample handling)
  • Web system development (for a range of collaborative research activities)
  • Externally funded research & development projects in Scientific Computing.

Projects will also involve the wider environment around the CRUKCI, including the University of Cambridge Medical School, High Performance Computing Service, and Computing Service; and collaborative working with cancer research institutes throughout the UK and the world.

Person Specification

  • The role holder must have a Degree and a Postgraduate qualification plus  qualifications (or significant equivalent experience) both in an experimental science and an IT related discipline.

  • Good knowledge of structured project management methodologies.

  • The role holder must have a Degree and a Postgraduate qualification plus qualifications (or significant equivalent experience) both in an experimental science and an IT related discipline.

  • Good knowledge of structured project management methodologies.

  • Knowledge of software architecture, especially data modelling and development of multitier systems with RDBMS and .NET or Java.

  • Some familiarity with server hardware and Enterprise or HPC environments. Good understanding of the IT needs of the life sciences.

  • Ability to interact with technical experts in a range of technology areas.

  • Proven stakeholder management skills and ability to explain computing technology to a non-expert audience.

  • Ability to mentor team members particularly in time management and quality delivery.

  • Experience with the application of IT in a research environment.

  • Experience in a successful project team delivering web applications.

  • Procurement experience as supplier or customer.

  • Must be adaptable and able to take a lead role in multi-skilled teams.

  • Knowledge of data representation standards (eg XML Schema) would be a benefit.

  • Knowledge of data communication protocols (eg GbE, IB, FC) would be a benefit.

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 peter.maccallum@cruk.cam.ac.uk

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

A CHRIS 6 application is available here http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/

Further information on the University is available at the following address: www.cam.ac.uk/

Please quote reference SW01125 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Contact

Website: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/1347/
Email: csrecruitment@medschl.ac.uk