Research IT Officer (ADA)

University of Exeter
May 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:£41,732
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Exeter (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £41,732 per annum (pro rata for part time) on Grade F subject to knowledge, skills and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


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Research IT Officer (ADA)

Job description

IT Services

We are currently recruiting for 4 new, full-time positions within Research IT. The Research IT team is part of IT Services, and this is an exciting opportunity to be part of that team.

These positons are available on a permanent basis and offer the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some time from home. 3 of these positions are available from August 2024 and 1 is available immediately. We welcome applications from candidates interested in working less than full-time hours.

The role

The Research IT team support researchers with all their IT requirements, from bespoke hardware, support on high-performance compute (HPC) to software development, working alongside the wider Exeter IT department.

Following a significant investment, we are seeking to appoint a team to support lecturers and researchers working within our Computer Science department, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Maths of AI, Machine Learning, Data Science, and their applications.

These new posts will come with a range of experience and expertise, and we will seek to build a strong and diverse team of individuals able to achieve great things together and with colleagues in other fields within and outside the university.

Good communication skills will play a vital role in liaising effectively with colleagues elsewhere in the University to ensure the delivery of a high- quality service to end-users.

Applicants will hold an educational attainment at degree level or have demonstrable equivalent experience. You will ideally have experience of Windows, macOS and Linux administration, and experience of supporting a range of hardware from laptops through to rack mounted servers and storage. We are implementing Microsoft Azure Lab Services so any experience or knowledge of this would be advantageous.

Experience of working with high-performance computing (HPC) environments and administering complex cloud-based infrastructures would be an advantage. Knowledge and experience of machine learning or artificial intelligence research pipelines, would also be an advantage, as would other experience enabling the candidates to contribute to research and teaching.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

We will be reviewing applications as they come in, so please don't hesitate in applying, as we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications.

Are you convinced, but don't find you 100 percent fit the profile? Feel free to send us your application anyway! We look forward to growing with you!

Why our staff love working here

  • Flexible working opportunities
  • 41 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Actively inclusive organisation ensuring equality and fairness for all
  • Sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • Multiple wellbeing and health initiatives for staff
  • Onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • Sustainability and the environment being at the heart of what we do
  • Beautiful campus environment when working from either Exeter or Penryn
  • Inspiring research that really makes a difference to the world
  • The University of Exeter

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    We are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from service people.

    Further information

    For further information, please contact Martyn Brake, email [email protected].

    Please note that these posts will be subject to additional background screening.

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