Job no: 235112-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison (NMRFAM) in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, seeks to hire an Information Processing Consultant as a computer scientist/system administrator. NMRFAM houses eleven nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers ranging from 500 to 900 MHz and plans to install additional instruments as part of federally funded research projects. The spectrometers are equipped for state-of-the-art solution and solid-state NMR data collection and generate large volumes of experimental data obtained on behalf of facility users.

As a key member of NMRFAM, the primary responsibilities of the successful candidate are to support user access to the facility (including remote access to operate the spectrometers) and external user access to data, to maintain highly reliable operation of the NMRFAM computers and network (including spectrometer computers, data archive, and data processing servers), to support data processing and analysis via established computational software, and to ensure security of the data and computational resources. It is also highly desirable that the candidate would contribute creative solutions to computational/spectroscopy related research problems and assist other NMRFAM staff and users with the computational aspects of experimental design as part of the broad NMRFAM mission to develop new technologies in these areas. Working with the Center Director and staff, the Computer Scientist/System Administrator develops and uses existing software, pipelines, and database systems to analyze and manage NMR data.

The NMRFAM Computer Scientist/System Administrator reports directly to the NMRFAM Co-Directors.

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.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

B.S. degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Computational Biology, or a closely allied field is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Two years minimum work experience related to data management and system administration.
-Experience in managing large data sets and user accounts.
-Proficiency in at least one scripting language (i.e., Python/Perl/Ruby) is required.
-Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work independently and multitask efficiently are expectations, along with the ability to discuss computation and data processing with individuals who lack an understanding of those methods.

Additional Information:

Prefix will be determined at time of hire based on relevant experience. Prefixes will have the following minimum salaries:
Associate: $50,000
No Prefix: $60,000
Senior: $65,000

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the "" button. Applicants will be asked to upload a
current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing relevant experience, training and education for this position. Applicants are prompted to provide three professional references. References should include the contact's name, telephone number, email address, and relationship to the applicant.


Stefanie Lannoye
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: May 28 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 11 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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