The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 184 fields of study, approx. 10.400 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a

IT Technician
at the Department of Neuroscience and Developmental Biology

Reference number: 13364

The Department of Neuroscience and Developmental Biology consists of several research groups with a total of about 60 employees. Our activities involve working with IT applications, such as the analysis and management of large data sets for bioinformatics analysis on local workstations as well as on an HPC cluster. To support us in all IT matters, we are looking for a dedicated IT technician with the specified requirement profile.

Duration of employment: 1 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §54 VwGr. IIIb with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Your responsibilities include technical administration of hardware and software at the Department of Neuroscience and Developmental Biology. This includes the following tasks:

Independent and autonomous installation, configuration and maintenance work on the LiSC HPC cluster ( in close cooperation with the LiSC team. This includes the setup and maintenance of programming environments (Office, GIT, Matlab, Python etc.) and server applications (homepage, Git-Hub, storage etc.).
- User support at HPC cluster and local workstations.
- Administration of user permissions (account assignment, file system permissions).
- Optimization of work steps at the HPC cluster especially the management of large (terabyte-sized) data sets.
- Procurement and installation of hardware
- Warranty processing in case of hardware defects (fault reporting, supervision of external companies).
- Independent registration and handling of software licenses (software compliance)
- Technical support and further development of the web services (Content Management System).
- Revision and maintenance of the department homepage.

- Graduation from a secondary school (Matura), relevant degree (e.g. HTL, BSc.)
- Professional experience in the IT field (experience in a university or scientific context is an advantage)
- Very good knowledge of PC, hardware and network technology
- Very good knowledge of system architecture and experience with system administration of operating systems and servers (Apple, Windows, Linux, programming with scripting languages - e.g. Linux Shell and Bash scripts)
- Expertise with IT administration and client hardware (notebooks, printers, server hardware).
- Know-how of IT infrastructure (TCP/IP networks, GIT, remote storage and applications).
- Very good knowledge of English (B2 level or higher).
- Applicants are invited to upload their CV, a short letter of motivation and diplomas to the Job Center. The position is temporary for 1 year with option for permanent employment

- High service orientation, quick comprehension
- Ability to communicate and work in a team
- Flexibility and ability to work diligently under time-constraints
- Independent, structured and reliable way of working

Language level Importance
Very good knowledge SHOULD

Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills  Importance
Operating system knowledge
Knowledge of operating system concepts MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 13.10.2022, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Wieser, Maria +43-1-4277-56501.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

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