Systems Administrator

· Graz, Steiermark
Employment Type Full-time/Part-time

Job location: flexible, remote or at BBMRI-ERIC headquarters in Graz, Austria

Job Purpose: The Systems Administrator is responsible for supporting all office operations regarding IT and the infrastructure operations of Common Service IT.


Who we are

BBMRI-ERIC is a European research infrastructure for biobanking. We bring together all the main players from the biobanking field – researchers, biobankers, industry, and patients – to boost biomedical research. To that end, we offer quality management services, support with ethical, legal and societal issues (ELSI), and a number of online tools and software solutions. Ultimately, our mission is to make new treatments possible.


BBMRI-ERIC offers a unique working environment – as a service provider to the biomedical sciences, as an international organization at the European level, as a partner involved in many European and international projects, as an organizer of Europe’s largest biobanking conference, and as a friendly, diverse office in the heart of a charming Central European city.


The Common Service IT aims to implement core IT services, such as the Directory, the Sample/Data Locator and Negotiator as well as data harmonisation tools and reference tools for biobanks.



Key Responsibilities

  • System administration of Windows and Linux servers operated by BBMRI-ERIC Headquarters and Common Services
  • Management of Office 365 account for BBMRI-ERIC (account creation, user support)
  • Supervising managed operations contracted from third parties (e.g., domain hosting and server hosting)
  • Sharing responsibility for infrastructure operations of BBMRI-ERIC Common Service IT
  • Automation of system administration
  • Development of documentation: operation documentation



  • Knowledge of Windows server administration
  • Knowledge of Linux server administration
  • Knowledge of virtualisation technologies: Hyper-V, OpenStack, VMWare
  • Understanding of IT security, including securing computing and storage systems, security in computer networks, and requirements on processing personal data in computer systems
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (ideally Windows shell and PowerShell, UN*X sh/bash, Perl, Python)
  • Experiences with administering Microsoft Office 365
  • Fluency in both German and English is an advantage, basic knowledge of both German and English is required.


What we offer

We offer 55,000.00€ as minimum annual gross salary (based on a full-time position of 40 hours per week; part time is also possible). The minimum salary can be negotiated upwards and the final salary will be dependent on terms of qualification and experience. It is possible to work from anywhere in Austria with occasional visits to the Graz office.

In addition, you will benefit from:

  • standard benefits in Austria
  • additional supplementary private health insurance
  • private pension plan
  • flexible working hours
  • a comfortable office in the heart of Graz’s biomedical community
  • relocation support for people moving to Graz, upon negotiation

Terms and Conditions

The Systems Administrator will be reporting directly to BBMRI-ERIC’s headquarters in Graz, Austria. The employment follows Austrian employment law. The jobholder will be asked from time to time to work outside normal working hours and occasionally to undertake national and/or international travel.

Application Procedure Applicants must submit the following:

  • A Curriculum Vitae [CV] with photo in English
  • A letter of motivation in English or German;
  • Supporting documents (for example, certified copies of degrees, references, etc.). 

Documents can also be submitted via email to

Deadline for applications: 10 July 2020.

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  • Location
    Graz, Steiermark
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