Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time
Job no: 230428-AS
Work type: Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

The Pepperell lab is hosted by the Departments of Medicine and of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, within the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Research in the lab focuses on infectious diseases, using a combination of computational and laboratory methods to understand pathogen evolution. The successful applicant for this position will play a vital role in developing, implementing and maintaining high-end computing environments to support our research. The successful applicant will work with faculty, post doctoral fellows and students to build and expand on our computing resources, providing their expertise to a dynamic interdisciplinary team dedicated to lessening the global burden of infectious diseases.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required. Degree in computer science preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Experience
1. A minimum of 2-3 years work experience in administering networked Linux computer systems
2. Experience configuring and maintaining core services such as systemd, btrfs, Ansible, DNS, NFS, DHCP, Samba, etc
3. Experience designing, establishing and maintaining storage solutions for handling terabyte data sets and larger
5. Experience with scripting languages (such as Python or shell)
6. Experience configuring and maintaining virtual machines
7. Experience with configuration management tools for Linux (cfengine, SALT, Tivoli/BigFix)
8. Experience with system monitoring and data collection tools for Linux (SNMP, Zabbix, Cacti)
9. Strong documentation skills
10. Ability to work as part of a coordinated team with researchers including undergraduates, graduate students, and post doctoral fellows
11. Experience with installation and maintenance of open source software



Work Type:

Part Time: 50% - 80%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at least one current or former supervisor.


Lily Kramer
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Feb 4 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Mar 10 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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