Research Computing Officer Ref: 3696

School/department: IT Services
Hours: Full Time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 3696
Salary: Starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Placed on: 23 July 2020
Closing date: 
13 August 2020 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date:
Expected start date:

Job description 

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the University.

With five Nobel laureates and fifteen Fellows of the Royal Society to its name, Sussex is at its core a multi-disciplinary, research intensive University. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework found that over 75% of our research activity was world-leading or internationally excellent and our research grant income has grown by 9% in the last 12 months.

Recognising the increasing dependence on technology for research performance, we have developed an Enabling Research Technology Strategy, that will refresh our research IT capability to meet the University’s evolving needs. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, talented individual to join our Research Computing team early on in this journey and play a key role in radically changing the way we support research, helping to shape the future of services across the University.

The role has critical service delivery responsibilities and will involve a high level of day to day engagement with researchers as well as collaboration with IT Services colleagues and external partners and peers.

You will be service focussed, an excellent communicator and able to discuss issues and requirements effectively with both technical and non-technical research users.

Our successful candidate will have broad technical experience including significant Linux system administration experience and familiarity with key HPC technologies, as well as a keen desire to develop their knowledge and skillset in post.

You will be proficient in troubleshooting and resolving complex problems in a logical, methodical manner, able to manage your own workload while enjoying contributing as part of a highly motivated team.

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Clare Gryce, Deputy IT Director (Operations and Research) at

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification Ref 3696 [PDF 284.52KB] 

How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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