Systems Administrator
Malaghan Institute of Medical Research
Wellington, New Zealand
9d ago


The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research is New Zealand’s leading independent health research organisation, with around 100 staff dedicated to finding cures for diseases using the body’s own immune system.

We have increasing requirements for robust, diverse and adaptable IT infrastructure, and as such we are looking for an experienced Systems Administrator to join our team.

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week role (with some flexibility for working after hours), reporting directly to the Head of IT.


  • Maintain the Institute’s IT infrastructure, including servers, networking, storage and virtualisation platforms to provide stable, up to date systems that are fit for purpose;
  • Liaise with contracted support technicians and ensure core IT infrastructure is maintained, and failures affecting core services (internet, mail server, network services, file sharing etc) are resolved quickly;
  • Support the Institute’s information systems, including finance, fundraising, and animal databases;
  • Assist the IT Support Technician with troubleshooting and support as required;
  • Work with the Head of IT on internal projects, with the potential of driving projects yourself;
  • Regularly advise the Head of IT on issues and developments.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role;
  • Experience with enterprise Linux systems, as well as Windows Server;
  • Familiarity with VMware will be beneficial, but is not essential;
  • We operate primarily a tri-platform environment, so knowledge of Linux, Windows and Mac would be beneficial;
  • Customer service skills are a must, with a professional and approachable demeanour toward all staff including senior management
  • Ability to problem solve and research issues independently, although support is available from the IT team;
  • Enthusiasm to develop your IT career further while elevating medical research with new technologies.
  • Benefits

  • Room to grow in IT, with opportunities to support and engage in interesting projects, such as developing a centralised compute platform to enable research;
  • Ongoing mentorship from the Head of IT;
  • An excellent location, with great offices at Victoria University in Kelburn;
  • Exposure to a unique research environment working with highly ambitious and driven scientists and support staff;
  • A supportive team culture;
  • Salary from $65k depending on candidate qualification.
  • If this sounds like the perfect role for you, please apply directly through the link or through our Careers page on the Malaghan website.

    Applications close 4pm Monday 11 March. Interviews will be held throughout should the right candidates apply early, so don’t wait, apply today!

    Applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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