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    Opportunity: HPC Systems Administrator, BIOINFORMATICS Core @ Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center -- New York, NY (US)
    Submitted by Nicholas D. Socci; posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012


    The Bioinformatics Core at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City (Manhattan) is seeking a Systems Administrator to work as part of the team supporting the computational resources used by the Computational Biology Center and MSKCC staff. This includes monitoring system and network performance, configuration and support of HPC systems and applications, account administration, system optimization, and user support.


    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
    • Operating Systems: Linux (CentOS, SLES), Mac OS X
    • Basic Systems Administration: Linux installation, maintenance, upgrade, backup, NFS, TCP/IP networking
    • Experience with Linux/UNIX server and HPC cluster hardware setup and configuration, performance monitoring, tuning and troubleshooting
    • Experience working with highly complex system implementations and organizational processes
    • The ability to deploy new technologies
    • Effective communication and documentation skills


    • Experience with LDAP, Nagios, Apache HTTPd, Tomcat, iptables, rsync, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, SGE or Postfix
    • Experience with parallel and clustered file systems
    • Experience scripting or programming in Python, Ruby or Java
    • Familiarity with bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services cloud computing platform


    MSKCC is the world's oldest and largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research and education in cancer. The Computational Biology Center pursues computational biology research projects and the development of bioinformatics resources in support of cancer genomics research. More information is available at


    To apply send CV or resume to: bic-recruit[at]


    MSKCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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