Assistant IT Manager-Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences

Salary range: £28,000-£31,858 per annum depending on experience plus excellent benefits

Advanced Courses & Scientific Conferences is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Assistant IT Manager to support our expanding programme of UK, overseas and online courses.

Part of Connecting Science at the Wellcome Genome Campus, we fund, develop and deliver over 60 training courses and conferences annually that span basic research, cutting-edge biomedicine and the application of genomics in healthcare.

Reporting to our IT Manager, you will support the set up and testing of computational teaching resources for each of our courses.

Liaising with the course instructors and other stakeholders, including on-site Systems Administration Teams, you will identify software and other computational requirements as well as set up Windows Virtual Machines for each course.

You will provide support during the course to ensure smooth running of the teaching sessions. You will also support the delivery and development of computational resources for our overseas courses in Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as our new programme of online courses.

You will assist the IT Manager in the day-to-day maintenance and development of our IT training facilities and resources at the Genome Campus, including editing our WordPress website.

Working as part of a busy team, you will have the experience and confidence to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and deliver effective IT support across a busy programme.

During the courses you will need to work flexible hours (weekends and evenings). Overseas travel to support our courses in Africa, Asia and Latin America will also be an option after a suitable period of training and evaluation.

Essential Skills
Computer Science degree or Life Sciences degree with relevant computational experience
Familiarity with Windows 7 and 10 operating systems, preferably in the context of their configuration and use as virtual machine within Oracle VM VirtualBox
Experience of installing, configuring and troubleshooting software in Windows
Excellent communication and organisational skills
Experience of working autonomously and with other IT support and service providers
Close attention to detail and accuracy
Flexible approach to work

Ideal Skills
Experience of working in a busy academic environment- ideally within a training or systems administration team
Knowledge of bioinformatics
Familiarity with the Linux (Ubuntu) operating system
Familiarity with hardware (PC) maintenance
Experience of maintaining WordPress website
Interest in overseas travel
Interest/experience in managing multi-media or online content

Other information
Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science’s mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society. We connect researchers, health professionals and the wider public, creating opportunities and spaces to explore genomic science and its impact on people. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation, supports learning and measures attitudes, drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Wellcome Genome Campus. Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences funds, develops and delivers training and conferences that span basic research, cutting-edge biomedicine, and the application of genomics in healthcare. Working with internationally-renowned scientists and healthcare professionals, we run events at the Wellcome Genome Campus and in low- and middle-income countries that aim to educate, inspire, and transform careers. Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferencesis part of Connecting Science. Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. It is home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, including the Wellcome Sanger Institute which is the largest organisation on Campus, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Open Targets and Genomics England. Genome Research Limited hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive. Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Please include a CV and a Cover Letter. Closing date for applications: 7th April 2019.

Application Instructions: 
Application Closing Date: 
07 April