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Senior Research Infrastructure Engineer

Mathematics & Statistics
Salary:   £36,386 to £42,155
Closing Date:   Thursday 18 May 2023
Interview Date:   Monday 05 June 2023
Reference:  0201-23

We are looking for an enthusiastic new member to join the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Lancaster University to play a key role in supporting research systems and IT infrastructure. 

As a Research Infrastructure Engineer you will be working in the Mathematics & Statistics IT team. You will be working closely with departmental colleagues but also with IT support colleagues across the university to provide an excellent support service for teaching and research. You will use your varied skills to develop and deliver support for academic, research and support staff within the department. Working with researchers and research teams, you will understand their IT needs and deliver a great IT service. 

Applicants for this post should have:

•    Deployment, management and maintenance of Linux or Windows workstations and servers 

•    Experience with at least one Unix-based operating system, including scripting languages ideally in a service environment.

•    Experience working in a team-based IT service environment and supporting Linux and Windows systems.

•    Excellent analytical, technical and communications skills.

•    Ability to work with users to understand requirements and propose solutions appropriate to their requirements.

•    A degree, professional qualification, or career experience in a relative field

One or more of the following would be advantageous:

•    Use of programming or scripting tools such as Bash, Python, Perl, C# or C++.

•    Automated systems for deployment and configuration management (e.g. Ansible/AWX/Puppet).

•    Experience of building and managing containerised environments (e.g. Kubernetes).

Lancaster University is a top fifteen university and the top university in the North West. We have a beautiful campus and offer a comprehensive package of benefits including competitive salaries, pension provision, work-life balance, flexible benefits scheme and generous holiday entitlement.

As a team, we are committed to the development of our people and foster a learning environment where you will be encouraged to learn new skills and technologies.

While the role will be predominantly based on the Bailrigg campus, we actively encourage a positive work/life balance and enable flexible working from home, or elsewhere, whenever appropriate and possible.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

For further details of the role please contact David Leslie ( or Cyrus Gaviri (email:

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.


We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.


We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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