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Genomics Core Computing Administrator
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 28, 2023
Title Genomics Core Computing Administrator
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Department of Immunology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
    Research Scientist/Associate
  • Computer/Information Sciences


The Department of Immunology is home to the Tufts University Core Facility (TUCF) that provides services for the analysis of NextGen sequencing results and other bioinformatics projects. 

Our ongoing scientific relationships with technical consultants associated with the major instrument companies and our many contacts in the academic world and our hands-on experience enable us to provide research scientists with reliable products and results. We currently offer DNA sequencing, DNA synthesis, mass spectrometry analysis, next-gen DNA sequencing, peptide synthesis and protein sequencing. Our facility, instruments, computing systems and software are constantly upgraded to meet the challenging needs of the research scientist. Our primary goal is to provide quality performance and experienced support, both through our products and our people.

What You'll Do

The Genomics Core Computing Administrator functions as a bioinformatics IT System Administrator and manages the IT infrastructure of the facility. Under the guidance of the Genomics Core Manager, they will provide TUCF genomics services and  provide CORE systems management, ensuring 24/7 uptime.


Responsibilities include:

  • Operates the maintenance of servers and workstations
  • Troubleshoots a variety of software in a small, highly specialized workstation environment
  • Assists in managing the NextGen DNA sequencing service by performing tasks necessary to the operation of the service such as making data available to researchers and performing basic analyses
  • Builds and maintains a laboratory information management system for the NextGen DNA sequencing service

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or related field
  • 5+ years work related experience in a research or scientific environment within higher education
  • Strong understanding of technologies used in research environments, lab instrumentation, computers and software, virtual applications (VDI, Parallels and VMware technology), and desktops, databases
  • Strong technical skills in the configuration, installation, and troubleshooting of UNIX/Linux (all flavors), Microsoft Windows (all versions), Mac OS X 8.0 and above (including OS X server), Microsoft Office Suite, Mozilla thunderbird email and Firefox web clients, cloud based software support (Box and box sync), Telnet clients, SSH clients, Antivirus software, backup software solutions (Retrospect, Time Machine), and imaging software (Acronis and Ghost) as well as experience troubleshooting peripherals (printers, scanners) and handheld devices (mobile, tablets, PDAs)
  • Experience with IMAP, LDAP, Microsoft ActiveSync, Active Directory and group policies, data recovery tools, Microsoft 365, WINS, DHCP, DNS, and TCP/IP

Pay Range

Minimum $75,200.00, Midpoint $94,050.00, Maximum $112,900.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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