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PathLAKE Centre Administrator (101746-129)
Full time, fixed term contract until 31 December 2021, with the possibility of extension.
This is an immensely exciting opportunity to join the PathLAKE (Pathology image data Lake for Analytics, Knowledge and Education) centre team based in the Department of Computer Science, as the Centre Administrator. PathLAKE has received over £15m funding in order to develop technologies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The consortium of nationally leading experts is led by University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) with the University of Warwick being one of the academic partners, alongside other academic partners, NHS, Royal Philips and other industrial partners around the UK.
Leading the computational arm of PathLAKE, the University of Warwick is seeking talented administrators to support the new team of researchers and developers. As Centre Administrator, you will provide effective and efficient administrative support for the Warwick arm of the project, including line managing the Centre Coordinator and overseeing communications, meetings and events, financial monitoring and reporting, and HR administration.
For an informal conversation about the role, please contact the Principal Investigator, Professor Nasir Rajpoot, or the Head of Administration in the Department of Computer Science, Ms Maria Ovens.
To provide administrative support for the PathLAKE research project and its outreach.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
To develop and implement strategies to achieve effective and visible communication and dissemination for the PathLAKE project. This includes, but is not limited to, overseeing website content management, the periodical newsletter and social media.
To organise and stage events and meetings, on behalf of the project, including complex activities involving multiple users, occasionally including weekends or evenings. To organise, develop and run outreach activities and training events for the project including coordinating the annual "PathLAKE workshop" and associated activities.
To line manage the PathLAKE Centre Coordinator
To travel, as required, to provide off-campus support at events.
To support the PI to develop and implement systems to ensure that the aims and objectives of the project are achieved.
To maintain and report key performance indicators (KPIs) and service level agreements as per the project’s contract.
To work within existing budgetary systems to carry out financial monitoring of the project's operating budget (analyse financial data and provide reports and forecasts of expenditure ensuring compliance with the funder's and the University's financial regulations) liaising with departmental and central administration officers.
To manage administrative personnel issues for the project, overseeing recruitment and all associated paperwork, and liaising with HR as required.
To act as first point of contact for queries regarding the project; to work in cooperation with partners on the PathLAKE project, the management office of PathLAKE as well as the Computer Science department’s academic, administrative and support staff.
To oversee arrangement of travel for staff associated with the project, including arranging schedules, booking tickets, placing purchase orders and processing travel claims.
To assist other Department support staff in their duties as workload permits.
To represent the Department at University committees, groups, and networks, and to engage with University initiatives.
This is an immensely exciting opportunity to join the PathLAKE (Pathology image data Lake for Analytics, Knowledge and Education) Centre team based in the Department of Computer Science, as a Research Fellow. PathLAKE has received over £15m funding from Innovate UK and industrial partners to build a world-class image data repository and develop AI tools to improve diagnosis and deliver precision treatments. The consortium of nationally leading experts is led by University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) with the University of Warwick as being one of the academic partners, alongside other academic, NHS, Royal Philips and other industrial partners around the UK.
Leading the computational arm of PathLAKE, the team at the University of Warwick led by Prof Nasir Rajpoot has received over £2.2m. We are recruiting a new team of researchers and developers in order to build a massive multi-purpose pathology image data lake and develop novel AI tools to demonstrate diagnostic efficiencies of computer-aided testing of pathology samples and to identify accurate predictive response markers.
The purpose of this role is to architect, develop, operate and support the PathLAKE storage, network, desktop management and server infrastructure to standards necessary to enable internationally competitive research. This role will sit with a team of data science and computational pathology researchers utilising the PathLAKE’s research computing and storage facilities.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
a. Take the prime technical lead on the architectural design of PathLAKE storage, network, desktop management and server infrastructure to specifications and standards necessary to enable internationally competitive research.
b. Operate and maintain server operating system infrastructure based on appropriate UNIX distributions.
c. Co-ordinate infrastructure operations within the broader context of PathLAKE research computing facilities, including the Linux desktop and CPU / GPU computing facilities, by working with the team.
d. Operate and maintain the desktop facilities using expert skills in Linux system administration.
e. Develop and manage appropriate information security polices to ensure an ongoing process of software maintenance and patching is in place on the infrastructure and Linux desktop facilities.
f. Design and implement backup and disaster recovery procedures in line with relevant policies and processes for the facilities.
g. Write and maintain documentation on system design and management processes to ensure knowledge is accessible and disseminated appropriately within the team.
h. Work with the team to implement configuration management and revision control processes to ensure changes are properly tracked and available for audit when needed.
i. Work with the team to implement infrastructure monitoring and alerting systems to ensure problems are detected and downtime reduced.
j. Plan and implement physical infrastructure deployments within the data centre working with the Estates Office and IT Services where needed.
k. Test and evaluate new technology for future use as part of the facilities.
l. Keep up to date with the state of the art through a program of conference attendance, technical briefings and engagement with developers, practitioners and vendors of technology.
m. Provide reasonable and appropriate out-of-hours systems support where warranted by major disruption or outages affecting mission-critical services.
n. Work as directed by the PathLAKE PI.
2. Stakeholder engagement
a. Work with the team to define and implement systems, processes and acceptable use policies for managing user support requests.
b. Deliver user support as required, responding in line with established priorities where applicable for the facilities.
c. Develop good relations with users of the facilities through good communication, evaluating feedback and providing standards of support, guidance and expert advice appropriate for enabling internationally competitive research.
d. Write and maintain documentation for users on use of the desktop facilities.
a. Prepare draft financial plans for upgrades and future expansion of the desktop, storage, network and server facilities.
b. Support research grant applications with designs and costs for facilities and equipment.
c. Procure new equipment in line with University procurement policies, processes and regulations.
4. Health and safety
a. Work within established health and safety procedures liaising with the Estates Office and University Security where needed.