Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 232732-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Information Systems/Technology, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 14 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical biomanufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

This position will serve as the System Administrator for the Waisman Brain Imaging Core (WBIC), a state-of-the- art imaging facility located at the Waisman Center on the University of Wisconsin - Madison campus. The WBIC provides services and expertise in multiple modalities of brain imaging to researchers both on and off campus, including the departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, Medical Physics, Kinesiology, and others.

The System Administrator leads the management and maintenance of the servers, networks, and workstations for the large and dynamic Brain Imaging Core. They will consult with researchers, assistants, and staff on the planning and implementation of software, hardware, and storage capabilities for the collection, processing, and analysis of large data sets involving brain imaging and other modalities. The System Administrator will also participate in the design of long-term and complex studies, plan for growth (in terms of both functionality and capacity) and maintain the lab servers, workstations, and networks.

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:

A Bachelor's Degree is required. A degree in information technology, computer science, or related field is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

The following is required:
- Three years' experience deploying and maintaining Linux and macOS.
- Experience with SQL.
- Experience with storage and backup systems, including NFS and SMB/CIFS.
- Experience with Windows domain management and client configuration.

Well-qualified candidates will have the following preferred knowledge and experience:
- Experience with Apache web server administration.
- Experience with scientific/statistical programming languages (e.g., MATLAB) or image analysis software tools.
- Experience with a clustering system software or high throughput computing (HTCONDOR).
- Experience with programming and/or scripting languages such as C, Perl, Python, Ruby, sh, and PHP.
- Strong communication, organization, and documentation skills, able to manage shifting priorities, skills to work alone with little supervision or as leader or key member of a team, and a forward-thinking attitude.
- Experience with managing HIPAA compliance on computer systems and networks.
- Experience with management of image databases/PACs platforms.
- Experience with GPUs or GPU computing.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Background Check will be performed.

Must complete HIPAA training and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.

Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter and list of references.


Melissa Strupp
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Apr 1 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 16 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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