Systems Architect / Systems Administrator (f/m/diverse)

Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU)

Neuherberg (bei München), Germany

Work group:

Institute of Translational Genomics



Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts



Starting date:

01.01.2019



Job description:

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 Institute of Translational Genomics (ITG) focusses on translating insights from genomics into mechanisms of disease development and progression. At ITG, we leverage big data in genetics and genomics to gain insights into the mechanisms underpinning human health and disease. We work with biobank-sized whole-genome sequencing datasets, in combination with high-dimensional phenotypic and multi-omics data. We seek a Systems Architect/Systems Administrator to join the Analytics arm of our team. Within the Institute, Analytics is in charge of developing smart solutions for addressing data-intensive questions.


To join us in our lively team of international researchers and to support our growing needs for reliable scientific computing infrastructure we are looking for a


Systems Architect / Systems Administrator (f/m/diverse)
2019/0038

Job Description


manage internal resources (scientific software, databases, notebook servers, virtual images)resolve a broad range of technical questions for ITG colleagues (e.g. software installation, job scheduling)manage the Institute’s outward-facing presence (web servers, web apps, social media)monitor current storage and processing loadanticipate future needs and take proactive steps to ensure seamless operational interface with our compute facilityas the institute’s key point of contact with the Scientific Computing department, you will translate needs into actionable requests and oversee implementation through follow-up and continued interaction

Your Qualifications


relevant professional diploma or equivalent experienceexperience with administration of large *NIX systemsin-depth knowledge of HPC environments (software and hardware) and job scheduling systems (LSF and/or SLURM)Prior experience or knowledge in containerization (Docker and/or Singularity), workflow languages and/or cloud architectures is desirableservice-orientated, with attention to detail and good communication skills

Our Offer   


you work in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environmentwe promote your professional developmentwe offer extensive and targeted research training and career programmesflexible working time modelsoccupational health managementday care facility for children and if applicable a childcare subsidy

Situated in the foothills of the Alps, Munich is consistently ranked as one of the most live able cities in the world, with an exceptionally high quality of life. Greater Munich is also home to several world-class universities and research institutes, creating a vibrant intellectual atmosphere.


The position is initially limited to two years.


Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (EG 13 TV EntgO Bund).

As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity. Applications from women are welcome. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application.



Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019/0038

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