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Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Information Systems/Technology, Other, Computer Science

Position Summary:

Are you someone who likes working with people and with computers? The Center for Healthy Minds is looking for a new system administrator to build and maintain our IT infrastructure. As a member of CHM's Research Support Core (RSC), you would be a part of a team that provides the technical foundation for work across our organization. Each member of the RSC has a primary area of expertise and collaborates to support CHM's technical needs and troubleshoot day-to-day issues.

This position will maintain the Center's core computing infrastructure: desktops, laptops, printing, and servers. As part of our ongoing growth, we will be building a new server environment that needs to work with our Mac and Windows office desktops and existing Linux-based servers. This member of our team would be doing the bulk of that configuration.

This person will be primarily responsible for desktop support, networking, and firewall administration at one main and two satellite facilities (~150 devices), as well as security and HIPAA compliance, automated deployment, backups, and helping our team build and maintain specialized hardware for research data collection. Ability to support diverse internal and external stakeholders and contribute to an equitable and inclusive work environment is a must.

As a member of the Center's Research Support Core, this role may also support research presentation and data acquisition hardware and software.

The Center for Healthy Minds (CHM) was founded and is led by neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson. CHM's mission is to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. CHM is a leader in rigorous, interdisciplinary, basic and translational research aimed at understanding the mind and how to nurture well-being in ourselves and others. CHM communicates these findings to the world, inspires scientists to conduct further research and engages influencers to shift the culture to embrace well-being.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to achieving the vision of the Center for Healthy Minds - to create a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world. We seek candidates with an awareness of, commitment to, and experience in applying the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across all spectrums.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

3 years relevant work experience
Windows system administration, including managing Active Directory and backup systems
Supporting Windows and Mac desktops and laptops
Previous end user support experience
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment
Effective interpersonal and written communication skills

Proficiency in automated application deployment
Familiarity with Linux
Familiarity with firewalls and network security
Experience building/maintaining desktop and/or server hardware
Experience creating documentation
Knowledge of HIPAA and/or other regulatory compliance



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $58,000 Maximum $118,782 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the Apply Now button to start the application process.

An applicant may be hired into a Senior Information Processing Consultant or Information Processing Consultant title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Lisa Wesley,

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and a document with the contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work listed above.


Lisa Wesley

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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