• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 
 
System Administrator
Reference: Iceta 2019-68
 

Lin to the call

 

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR IN THE SCOPE OF PORBIOTA (PORTUGUESE E- INFRASTRUCTURE FOR INFORMATION AND RESEARCH ON BIODIVERSITY) One fixed-term contract (Reference ICETA 2019-68) is available at CIBIO-InBIO, through ICETA-University of Porto, funded by the project PORBIOTA – Portuguese E- Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity – 22127, with reference PINFRA/22127/2016 POCI-01-0145-FEDER-022127, supported by national funds by FCT / MCTES and co-supported by Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER) throughout COMPETE 2020 – Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-022127), a distributed e-infrastructure to manage biodiversity data and meta-data from multiple sources (data providers).

 

Reference number: ICETA 2019-68

 

Type of contract: fixed-term contract

 

Starting date: September 2019

 

Duration: 12 months potentially renewable

 

Scientific area: Computer science, Bioinformatics or related areas

 

Monthly salary: Índice 20 to Índice 45 da Tabela de Remuneracão Única according to CV evaluation and admission requirements (from 1 458,94 € to 2 746,24 € before tax).

 

Job description 

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic system administrator, ideally with virtualization skills, to manage CIBIO-InBIO’s cloud infrastructure and HPC cluster. The successful candidate will be involved in the design, development and implementation of CIBIO-InBIO's internal cloud infrastructure to support the computational needs of PORBIOTA project at CIBIO-InBIO. The successful candidate should have a degree or MSc in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or equivalent and possess strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Experience of Unix/Linux system administration (ideally Red Hat Enterprise) is a requirement. Developing and operating a cloud environment and/or virtual infrastructure would be a distinct advantage as would networking skills. His/her main role is to develop and maintain CIBIO-InBIOs computational infrastructure and services that are built on top of an OpenStack virtualization platform. We offer a competitive salary, training opportunities, and the possibility to work in an international environment. CIBIO-InBIO fosters an international and multicultural research environment, currently hosting researchers from more than 17 countries. Working at CIBIO-InBIO gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy to support activities on biodiversity, ecology and conservation.

 

Admission requirements 

Desired skills and competencies that will be valued are:

• OpenStack or other cloud layer implementation and administration;

• Experience with Docker, Kubernetes;

• Monitoring and System Management Tools;

• Automation and Orchestration Tools (Terraform, Ansible);

• Knowledge of UNIX/Linux networking security;

• Experience in scripting languages (e.g., Shell, Python);

• Experience with version control systems (e.g., git)

 

The candidate should be able to work well within a team, interact well with the users, and have excellent English and communication skills.

 

Work place 

Work will be conducted at the headquarters of CIBIO-InBIO in the Campus Agrário de Vairão, 4485-661 Vairão, Vila do Conde, Portugal.

 

Application

The call for applications is open between 09/07/2019 to 31/08/2019 (24:00 GMT).

 

Applications should be submitted by email to bolsas@iceta.up.pt, indicating the fellowship reference (ICETA 2019-68) in the subject area, and will include:

a) Curriculum vitae (with contact; academic degree(s) obtained; professional and technical experience; and list of outputs including software developed, patents and presentations, if any;

b) Motivation Letter (may be written in Portuguese;An explanation of his or her motivation to do this job (including a brief description of why you are suitable for the announced position); A description of his or her professional experience including references (names, dates, and contacts) when appropriate.

 

Selection criteria

In a first stage, candidates will be ranked based on:

- Professional experience (50%)

- The relevance of academic degree(s) (20%)

- Motivation letter (30%)

 

If necessary, on a second stage only the top-most ranked candidates will be selected for an interview. The final rank will be calculated by the weighted average of the interview (40%) and the original ranked mark (60%). The interview will focus on the motivation of the candidate and his/her knowledge on the subject of this call. It may also include a technical discussion and/or technical questions. The jury will not choose any of the candidates if they all fail to demonstrate their fit to the position.

 

Jury Composition

Presidente: Anto´nio Mu´rias dos Santos, PhD

1º Vogal Efectivo: Nuno Fonseca, PhD

2º Vogal Efectivo: Rui Figueira, PhD

1º Vogal Suplente: Pedro Beja, PhD

 

Results announcement

Candidates will be directly informed by email about the result of their application. The ranking of the candidates will be published at a visible and public area of ICETA facilities.

 

Posted in 2019-07-09