Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Computing IT Systems Administrator


The Babraham Institute is a charity which is world renowned for its research in life sciences to enhance lives and improve wellbeing.
Windows Server / Active Directory / DNS / Group Policy / Exchange / SQL Server
We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual to join our team, who will be responsible for providing a modern core IT-service, as well as providing advice, guidance and practical support to users across the Institute and to some tenant companies.
The post-holder will be required to provide 2nd and 3rd line technical and operational support, primarily to the Senior Windows Administrator but also on occasions to others in the operations team and the Institute’s helpdesk service.
The ideal candidate will have the following skill set and experience;

  • Experience of providing IT support in a work environment;
  • In-depth experience of Windows Server Installation and Administration;
  • Experience of managing Microsoft Active Directory and associated services (including Group Policy, DHCP, DNS);
  • Experience of Microsoft Exchange Server;
  • Experience in migration, operations, administration and maintenance of Microsoft SQL Server;
  • Working knowledge of virtualisation technologies;
  • Proven monitoring and troubleshooting skills;
  • Backup and archiving software administration;
  • Excellent time and task management skills;
  • An effective team worker with the ability to work independently.

We encourage training on core technologies which benefit the post and aid personal development. You will be assigned a personal, high powered development server to test and develop your skills.

Salary range is £25,795 per annum to £34,830 per annum depending on experience.

Ful details of the position can be found here.

On applying please quote reference PN-CG-SA
Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 3rd April 2018. However we reserve the right to close the vacancy early depending on the volume of applications received.
The Babraham Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award and is committed to promoting and developing a culture of excellence, diversity and mutual respect that supports the Institute’s ambitions and attracts highly motivated and talented people.
The Babraham Institute is a Disability Confident Employer and has a positive approach to employing disabled people.
The Babraham Institute receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


As you will see, the person specification states the minimum knowledge, experience and skills required by the Institute to enable the person to do this job. When you are completing the application form you should remember that it will be used in assessing who should be shortlisted and invited for an interview. Please refer to the person specification and state your reasons for applying for the post, relating your knowledge, experience and skills gained either through work or voluntary activities, to the requirements of the job. If you wish to attach a c.v. or supplementary information please feel free to do so. To ensure no conflict of interest may arise, please indicate on your completed application whether or not you are related to any current member of Institute staff.

The Babraham Institute aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential. The Babraham Institute welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Unless the nature of the work demands it, you will not be asked to disclose convictions which are 'spent' under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Having an 'unspent' conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).

However, all vacancies within our Nursery are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the positions entail working with children.

The Babraham Institute is continually trying to find ways to reduce its administrative costs, as such we have made the decision not to write to those candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview. Therefore, please be aware that if you have not heard from us within one month of the closing date, you can assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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