IT Systems Administrator
University of Zurich
Switzerland

Citizen Science Center Zurich

IT Systems Administrator (Student Assistant)
20-30 %

The Competence Center Citizen Science is a jointly established center of the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich. The Center supports the implementation and running of Citizen Science projects at these two institutions and operates a Citizen Science platform. We are looking for a enthusastic and communicative

IT Systems Administrator (Student, 20-30%)

to enhance our team (initially for 1 year,with possible extension). The platform was developed in close cooperation with front-end and back-end developers and a community of contributing partners, as well as with S'IT, a unit of the University of Zurich specialized in the use of IT for reasearch.

Your responsibilities

We are seeking an IT specialist with proven technical abilities and accomplishments, experience with setting up and managing Linux servers, a strong passion for science, and the willingness to “go the extra mile” to ensure the highest quality of experience for our users. The primary role will be to ensure the reliable operation of the overall platform running on cloud infrastructure. Further enhancing the platform in collaboration with the partners is an additional task. The platform's purpose is to enable rapid prototyping and execution of Citizen Science projects while maintaining the highest standards of data security and building an increasing community of citizen scientists in Zurich. All code was developed and continues to be enhanced publicly at: https://github.com/citizensciencecenter

Your profile

• Experience in setting up and managing Linux servers
• Experience with PostgreSQL
• Interest in Citizen Science and working in an academic environment
• An excellent command of spoken English
• Eligibility to work in Switzerland

The following qualifications will be considered strong

• Knowledge of agile development methods and CI/CD
• Experience in secure web applications (using Docker and other build tools)
• Experience using Python and collaborating in an open source project
• Knowledge of Vue.js

What we offer

We offer a dynamic work environment with friendly colleagues in direct contact with many IT experts and interdisciplinary research groups. You will have an exciting opportunity to operate and further enhance the Citizen Science platform and be an integral part of a growing competence center, jointly established by the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. In addition to perks (e.g. access to University's city-wide sports facilities and lunch checks) you will be compensated according to the high living standards of Zurich.

Place of work

Citizen Science Center Zurich
Kurvenstrasse 17
8006 Zürich

Start of employment

Employment start date to be mutually agreed (ASAP). Please send your application (motivation letter, CV, diplomas, references) by email to Rosy Mondardini, Managing Director of the Citizen Science Center Zurich


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