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Current Job Openings at CMS/W

Systems Administrator

Full details, and information on how to apply:

To perform desktop support services. This includes providing Windows and Macintosh support; troubleshooting (network, operating system and software application problems, etc.); and installing software, operating systems, and hardware. Will administer local and network printers; maintain headquarters’ servers and databases and assist with their creation; provide explanations/instructions in response to complex computer-related inquiries; manage audiovisual equipment, including checkout and inventory; troubleshoot hardware issues with cameras, audio gear, etc.; review and recommend new purchases and keep up-to-date inventory of all CMS/W computer and digital equipment; identify and ensure any technological needs are met; interface with IS&T as needed to promptly resolve problems and sustain service levels; work with CMS/W research staff to provide technical assistance and consultation to individual projects as needed; and handle related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree or three years’ experience; advanced proficiency using PC and Macintosh systems, Windows 7 and 8, and Mac OS X 10.7 and greater; advanced Microsoft Office and FileMaker Pro knowledge; ability to create and update websites using web content management systems (WordPress, etc.); demonstrated knowledge of servers, HTML, PHP, CSS, and MySQL; ability to effectively communicate technical information and issues effectively; willingness to adapt to and learn new systems; flexibility and discretion in negotiating tasks and priorities with coworkers; organizational and analytical skills; ability to multitask and respond effectively to pressure in an environment with changing priorities and minimal supervision; attention to detail; strong follow-through to ensure client satisfaction; and ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students. Knowledge of MIT accounting and computer-ordering systems desirable. Job #12018-O

Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows and Associates

Visiting Scholars are our way of facilitating the residency of a limited number of distinguished scholars from other academic institutions or accomplished professionals whose expertise coincides with current research groups. The program is part of its mission of working across disciplines, cultures, and communities. Visiting Scholar positions are non-compensated appointments established to accommodate the scholars’ research and enrich the CMS/W research community.

Postdoctoral Associates are usually associated with one of our research groups as well. They come to MIT to develop their scholarly competence, working under the supervision of MIT faculty members. As these positions become available, they are either announced below and on MIT’s job listings web site and advertised in professional and scholarly publications.

Postdoctoral Fellows come to MIT with grants or fellowships from outside funding agencies or government entities, in order to develop their scholarly and research skills. Funding must be secured prior to making an application for appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow, and the dates of the appointment must match the dates of the funding.

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