Scientific Applications Support Analyst

Medical Research Council
London (Greater)
From £26,777 to £30,544 per annum
06 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Scientific Applications Support Analyst

£26,777 - £30,544 pa inclusive


The MRC’s London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) is a scientific institute with a unique computing environment using Windows, Linux and Macs. Supporting world class scientific research, you will be part of a team that delivers ICT services that enable pioneering science to take place. The primary function of this role is to provide scientific applications and computing infrastructure support.

If you’re a hands-on Scientific Applications Support Analystwith a passion for personal development and varied computing facilities this is your chance to deliver at the highest level. Our unique infrastructure will expose you to a diverse scientific environment that uses large scale storage, HPC, virtualisation technologies and cutting-edge scientific equipment.

Roles & Responsibilities

You will support and work within a small team of IT Support Analysts in the LMS’s Computing Facility. Based at the LMS at Hammersmith Hospital, you will liaise with Imperial College London (ICL) and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust; stakeholders in the work that takes place at the LMS and shared IT resources with ICL. You will participate in application design and development discussions with clients and management to determine client needs and ensure that product adheres to established specifications and standards. Also, providing training and support to staff in safe and secure use of applications.

Key Technical Skills

·Proven experience of optimisation of at least 3 applications - R, Matlab, Nagios, PBS, Open Stack, Cuda, Sigmaplot, Exceed, Graphpad, Cognos, Shiny Apps, Docker

·Working knowledge with High Performance Computing, GPU Applications and Tools support

·Understanding of the compute cluster hardware with the ability to coordinate the repair of hardware failures

·Ability to improve speed and reliability of High Performance Computing Systems through application optimisation

Choosing to come to work at the MRC means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits including excellent holiday entitlement, access to employee shopping/travel discounts, salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers.

Please upload your CV, names and contact of two references along with a cover letter at quote reference number LMS 698.

Closing date: 16 November 2017

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