HPC Administrator (m/f/d)

EDV & Informatics Leipzig
Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Behavioral Sciences Cognitive Research

Job Code: LH-09-2023

Job Offer from November 10, 2023

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) in Leipzig, Germany, is a world-leading research institute investigating one of the most fundamental questions in science: What makes humans human? The institute brings together scientists from a wide range of disciplines who take an interdisciplinary approach to gain new insights into the history, diversity and capabilities of the human species.

In the Department of Primate Behavior and Evolution, we use genomic approaches to shed light on the patterns and processes that guide primate evolution, including their evolutionary history, social and population structure, and responses to the environment.

HPC Administrator (m/f/d) at the earliest possible date, full-time.

Your tasks

As an IT specialist in our department, you will take on the following tasks and thus create the basis for the work of our international scientists and technicians:

  • You will be responsible for all IT-related matters including evaluation, consulting, procurement, operation and maintenance of the hardware and software of the departmental HPC clusters.
  • You will manage user accounts and servers and adapt them to department-specific requirements in cooperation with our central IT.
  • As the person responsible for the HPC cluster in the departments, you will advise and guide employees in German and English on the use of hardware and software.
  • You will document IT-relevant work processes and procedures, develop them further and find practical solutions.
  • You will be responsible for data management, network configuration and IT security at the departmental level.
  • You will manage the department's internal hardware and software inventory.
  • You will coordinate HPC administration and management with counterparts in the Department of Evolutionary Genetics, the Department of Archaeogenetics, the Advanced DNA Sequencing Techniques Research Group, and the Computational Ancient Genomics Research Group, with whom we share HPC resources and expertise.

Your profile

  • Relevant completed university education (e.g., technical college degree), completed vocational training or comparable qualification in the IT area.
  • Proven work experience in the IT area, system administration as well as user support
  • Good knowledge in administration and operation of LINUX-based HPC systems (e.g. SLURM/SGE).
  • Good knowledge of system maintenance using common scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python, bash) is an advantage.
  • A high degree of autonomy, ability to work under pressure, sense of responsibility and commitment; the ability to work independently and methodically
  • A service-oriented attitude with the willingness to work in a team and in an interdisciplinary environment, including excellent communication skills with scientific and technical staff within the department, between departments, and in the Central IT department.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in German and English

Our offer

  • A very diversified and rewarding job in a young, scientifically oriented, international team in one of the most renowned research institutions in Leipzig
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of some remote work
  • Remuneration according to the collective agreement of the public service (TVöD Bund) based on qualifications and experience.
  • The position is initially limited to one year, but there is opportunity for longer-term employment, conditional on performance.
  • The Max Planck Society offers its employees a comprehensive training program and social benefits in accordance with the regulations of the civil service.

Your application

Then we look forward to receiving your application! Please upload your complete application documents, including cover letter, CV and relevant references, to our application tool.

The application deadline is December 15, 2023.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Claudia Marstaller at .

The Max Planck Society and the Department of Primate Behavior and Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology are committed to employing individuals with disabilities and especially encourages them to apply. Additionally, we seek to increase diversity of our workforce in areas where it is underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. Information about the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology can be found here: https://www.eva.mpg.de.

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