Job advertisement

Vacancy ID: 230/2022
Closing date: 2022-07-08


Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light—Life—Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena’s character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.

The DFG-funded Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse ( combines expertise in life, material, optical and computational sciences to elucidate fundamental principles of the interactions and functions in microbial communities in diverse habitats. The Microverse Cluster has recently appointed multiple new research groups. To support the computational activities of the groups of Prof. Dr. Rosalind Allen (Theoretical Microbial Ecology) and Prof. Dr. Ute Hellmich (Biostructural Interactions) we seek a:

Computer System Administrator (m/f/d)

We are looking for:

A computer system administrator to set up and manage computers, and assist in data management, for researchers within the Microverse cluster of excellence.

Your responsibilities:

    • Set up and manage desktop and laptop computers for the two Microverse research groups (hardware and software).
    • Manage data storage and backup for personal computers and laboratory equipment.
    • Manage the selection of computer equipment, in coordination with group leaders, and be responsible for acquisition and the support/warrant issues.
    • Act as liaison between the Microverse groups and the University Computing Centre (URZ)
    • Train and assist group members in usage of the hardware and software and in data management.

Your profile:

    • A BSc or Diplomstudium in informatics or a related topic (alternatively: proven experience in the required skills)
    • Experience with different operating systems (Linux, Windows, Mac).
    • Experience with best practice in data storage and data stewardship.
    • Experience with programming languages such as Python, C, C++, Java or R is an advantage
    • Ability to communicate at intermediate level or above in German and/or English.
    • Strong motivation, excellent organisation skills and ability to work both independently and cooperatively with others.

We offer:

    • Flexible working hours.
    • A comprehensive continuing education programme and individual qualification and development measures.
    • Jena – City of Science: a young and lively town with a vibrant local cultural agenda. Jena is among the most liveable cities in Germany. Situated on the Saale River and surrounded by the famous Thuringian Forest, this city is ideal for lovers of nature and hiking.
    • A family-friendly working environment with a variety of offers for families: University Family Office ‘JUniFamilie’ and flexible childcare (‘JUniKinder).
    • University health promotion and a wide range of university sports activities.
    • Attractive fringe benefits, e.g. capital formation benefits (VL), Job Ticket (benefits for public transport), and an occupational pension (VBL).
    • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) up to salary scale E10 (depending on the candidate’s personal qualifications) including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective agreement.

This part-time position (20 hours per week) is initially for two years with the possibility to be extended subject to suitability.

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena is an equal opportunity employer. To promote gender equality in science, applications by woman are especially welcome. Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Applications should comprise a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and copies of certificates. Please submit your application by email as a single PDF file, stating the vacancy ID 230/2022 by 08.07.2022:

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