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Campus: St Thomas’ Hospital/Guy’s hospital

Contact: Davide Poccecai; davide.poccecai@kcl.ac.uk

Job description

This position is an exciting opportunity for an experienced IT Administrator to join an IT team supporting the clinical and research activity in the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Science (BMEIS) in King’s College London (KCL) and the Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT). The School of BMEIS provides clinical services to the NHS through a team of imaging professionals performing Magnetic Resonance (MR) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans on a daily basis. Particular specialities are in cardiovascular, perinatal, neurological and oncological imaging.

Current infrastructure relies on multiple platforms and technologies, including MRI, PET-CT and PET-MR scanners, PACS systems, Cardiac MRI analysis and reporting systems (cvi42 servers and client machines), PET reporting system (under procurement), PET NAS and file servers on GSTT network, Clinical Research data management servers (XNAT), Windows and Linux clients and servers, Mac laptops and workstation, High Performance Computing (HPC) systems and workstations and servers equipped with GPUs for AI computing. The post holder should be familiar with most of these technologies. There are also new exciting projects between KCL and GSTT to apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques in healthcare, through a growing number of systems and facilities, e.g. the recently deployed Nvidia Cambridge-1, the most powerful supercomputer in the UK.

The computer and clinical systems in the School are deployed on two networks: one administered by KCL and one by GSTT. The post holder will be co-located between the School and GSTT IT teams and will be responsible for managing the School clinical systems, as well as those in GSTT that link to the School. Associated tasks include client and server installations and system administration, networking and hardware setup, installing, updating and maintaining software, managing software licenses, data backups and management, and more.

Due to the clinical focus of the role, the post-holder should be familiar with data management in clinical environments, privacy regulations, and clinical data specific protocols, e.g. DICOM standard.

Information of a confidential nature must never be disclosed:  breach of confidentiality is a serious offence which may lead to dismissal.

The post holder should be a proactive individual, able to work both independently and as part of a team. The role includes pastoral care duties, keeping a positive and friendly attitude to colleagues and to students and academics alike. Occasional working of irregular hours may be required. Most daily work will be carried out using DSE equipment, but physical work may occasionally be required, e.g. manual handling to install new servers in racks.

Applicants are expected to have a relevant qualification and some years of experience in a similar role, either in the public or private sector. Skills and knowledge will be tested during the interview, possibly with a practical test to assess their problem-solving capabilities and approach to solutions.

This post will be offered on a fixed term contract for 2 years (with possibility of extension subject to funding).

This is a full-time post.

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