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Research Associate or Research Assistant (System Admin)

Posting Date: 25 July 2017
 
 
Number of position: 1
 
 
Closing Date:  When the relevant positions are filled
 
 
The Centre for Research and Development in Learning at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (CRADLE@NTU) seeks applications for the position of Research Associate / Research Assistant (System Admin) for up to a 3-year term (renewable).
 
 
Successful candidate(s) will have opportunities to participate in cutting-edge educational research, including:
 

• Education neuroscience

• Pedagogy

• Computer-supported collaborative learning and informal learning

• Methods of learning, instruction, and measurement

 
 
Responsibilities
 
• Evaluate and install software packages on behalf of users
 

• Manage software licenses (E.g. CALs, Matlab etc)

• Ensure QoS and security for servers. (Security design and implementation)

• Upgrading and patching server operating systems

• Plan and manage storage life cycle, including backups

• Evaluating software for future deployment

• Troubleshoot any other software and hardware problems

• Website webmaster

• Attend Weekly Lab Meetings

• Communicate with related IT personnel for network issues

 
Requirements
 
 
Essential
 
• Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in a related discipline
 
• Experience with servers and other high availability appliances
 
• Managing and configuring network services (E.g. VPN, routing, channel bonding etc)
 
• Troubleshooting FlexNET license manager, remote desktop license manager
 
• Proficiency in RAID and Network file systems (iSCSI LUN, Targets, CIFS)
 
• Knowledge in web services (Apache, MySQL, FTP)
 
• Design and implementation of Hypervisors and virtualization (E.g. ESXI, resource pools, virtual switches

Matlab, R, C++ and Scripting (Windows PowerShell, or bash/tcsh)

• Familiar with Windows 2008 R2, 2012, CentOS environments.Good statistical knowledge and skills

• Good theoretical knowledge of research designs in general 

• Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

• Excellent organizational skills and able to work within given deadlines

 
 
Preferred
 
• Prior experience with social science research and/or user-centered design
 
• Prior experience with quantitative and qualitative analyses
 
• Prior experience with academic publication processes
 
• Good knowledge of Singaporean university structures and settings
 
• Preference for working collaboratively in teams
 
• Self-directed learner who effectively picks up relevant skills as needed
 
 

Contact

For enquiries, interested applicants may write to cradle@ntu.edu.sg.
 
 
Application

Please send your Curriculum Vitae, letter of application with research interests, and two letters of recommendation to cradle@ntu.edu.sg.
 
 
About Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
 
Nanyang Technological University (www.ntu.edu.sg) is a research-intensive university currently ranked 11th globally (QS ranking), placed 1st in Asia and amongst the world’s best young universities. The university has colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and an Interdisciplinary Graduate School.
 
NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI). 
 
 
About CRADLE@NTU
 
CRADLE@NTU is a University-level research centre formed in 2014 to address the teaching and learning demands in NTU’s tertiary and continuing education courses. Its multi- and interdisciplinary research projects sit at the intersection of neuroscience, psychology, and pedagogy, and are directed toward the enhancement of educational practice and learning outcomes in NTU.