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Research Specialist

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Work type: Contract, full-time
Location: Singapore
Categories: Administration/Secretarial, Laboratory/Technical Support


This individual will be responsible for:


  1. procurement, installation, networking, and maintenance of hardware, databases and software licenses for all ASI computing, display, and printing resources. These will primarily be PCs with the Windows Operating System but some researchers may elect to use Mac or Linux-based equipment. He or she will respond to and resolve technical faults that may arise, and liaise with vendors and SUTD internal departments, e.g. Office of IT to ensure that all issues are rectified.

  2. the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the technical equipment in the Institute. Be the technical resource/support person for the Institute.

  3. manage large datasets to be accessible from a shared network drive and manage an outward-facing server for registered users. He or she will make recommendations for the design of these local and remote secure access services. He or she will need to be present to provide technical assistance when demonstrations, visits and events are conducted by the research lab.

  4. recommend and implement technical solutions which will improve the Institue productivity.

  5. act as the Cyber Risk Representative for the research centre and responsible for identifying the cyber risks that are present in the research centre or IT project. He/she will provide updates on cyber risk assessments to the IT Security Lead in SUTD.




  • Degree in computer science, computer engineering, information technology or equivalent.

  • Minimum 3-5 years of working experience in IT operations and support.

  • Previous experience in supporting laboratories in other institutes of higher learning will be an advantage.

  • Expertise in managing Windows based systems.

  • Familiar with Macintosh and Linux systems

  • Understanding of, or experience in Cloud Service like Amazon Web Services, Ubuntu, R Shiny or Docker is an added advantage.

  • Familiar with server, storage and backup solutions.

  • Good knowledge in security practices.

  • Willingness to explore new technologies.



Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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