As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle.

The IT unit supports the renowned researchers of the Helmholtz Zentrum München in a vibrant international environment by providing all the components necessary for a modern, cutting-edge IT and office infrastructure. In cooperation with highly dynamic and innovative teams of researchers, we develop applications in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning.

The Institute of Computational Biology develops models and methods for data analysis in systems biology and systems medicine, integrating biomedical information on multiple scales ranging from single cell time series to cohort omics data. At the ICB, scientists frequently perform computationally demanding experiments and data analyses requiring over 100.000 CPU hours. For this purpose, we maintain a high-performance computing infrastructure with over 50 servers. The technologies used in the operation of our infrastructure include IT automation (Ansible), IT monitoring, containerization (Docker) and automated workload distribution via a queue system (SLURM).

We are looking for a motivated candidate with an IT background (e.g. education as Fachinformatiker or BA in informatics, bioinformatics or comparable field of studies) who will work on maintaining and updating the IT infrastructure of our Institute of Computational Biology (ICB).

System Administrator (m/f/d) 2019/0392

Your responsibilities

  • Life-cycle management of the institutes server infrastructure (deployment, update, monitoring and maintenance)
  • Monitoring and maintenance of the institutes storage infrastructure
  • Monitoring and maintaining the institutes webtools and platform services
  • Basic user administration in an active directory domain
  • Administration of the institutes user hardware
  • Documentation of the computational infrastructure

Your Qualifications

  • Completed vocational training as a system administrator and comparable IT profession or Bachelor in Informatics or IT-related fields
  • Familiarity with Linux command line environments, including shell/bash based scripting
  • Experience in Linux based server environments
  • Conceptual understanding of storage mechanisms such as Raid
  • Experience with macOS and Windows operating systems
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and German
  • Good interpersonal communication skills

Not required but beneficial

  • Know How in using workload manager systems (Slurm)
  • Experience with IT automation (e.g. using Ansible) and monitoring
  • Experience with containerized environments such as Docker
  • Experience with Git repository

We offer you

  • a challenging and varied field of work and the freedom to develop new ideas 
  • the opportunity to get things moving
  • extensive and goal-orientated professional development measures
  • to ensure a good work/life balance we offer assistance in the shape of:
    • flexible working hours
    • in-house health management
    • a nursery directly at the campus
    • "Elder Care" concept as well as other consultation and support options

Initial short-term employment contract for two years. Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (TV EntgO Bund).

Having been awarded the "Total E-Quality" seal, we endorse a system of equal opportunities. Applications from women are especially welcome. Severely disabled candidates are given preference if they are of equal merit concerning the position in question.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Anna Sacher on +49 89 3187-2926, who will be happy to be of assistance.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application until 15.02.20.

Dr. Anna Sacher

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
ICT Information Communication Technology
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg near Munich

The Helmholtz Zentrum München is part of the Helmholtz Association, Germany's largest scientific organization. Altogether 40 000 people currently work in its 19 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centers. The Association's annual budget amounts to around 4.7 billion Euros.