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Solid Earth Geosciences Instrumentation Specialist

Baylor University
Waco, Texas
Closing date
Jul 12, 2024

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Interdisciplinary/Other, Solid Earth Geophysics
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Solid Earth Geosciences Instrumentation Specialist

Job Identification: 16944

Job Description:
What We Are Looking For

The Solid Earth Geosciences Instrumentation Specialist and computer systems administrator will be directly responsible for maintaining and providing technical support for specialized computers, software, and operating systems and the scientific instrumentation associated with these computing systems in faculty research areas and shared laboratories in Geosciences.

A Bachelor's Degree, three years of relevant work experience, and an active Christian faith are required. A Master's Degree and five years of relevant work experience is preferred. Education and experience may be considered in lieu of one another.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

What You Will Do

  • Maintain hardware and software for specialized computing systems (including data server, data backup system, plotters, etc.) in, but not limited to, the Paleomagnetism, Geophysics, and shared department lab facilities.
  • Provide general maintenance, troubleshooting, and software and hardware updates for geosciences instrumentation associated with the specialized computer systems in the research and teaching labs indicated above. The position includes a specific focus on maintaining, operating, troubleshooting, and updating paleomagnetism instruments and software.
  • Consult with Geosciences faculty to specify computing systems, operating systems, software, and related hardware associated with research instruments. Work with vendors to secure purchases, update software, and maintain the various licenses and upgrades associated with such systems.
  • Coordinate with Baylor's ITS and other computer support personnel to ensure that computing systems in the geosciences research labs are updated and operating optimally. Includes installing, configuring, updating, and troubleshooting of software on Windows, Linux, Unix, and Macintosh computer systems.
  • Serve as technology resource for geosciences faculty, staff, and students by conducting demonstrations and training sessions on use of the software, computers, other technology, and geophysics and paleomagnetism instruments in labs, classrooms, and research areas.
  • Assist with mobilization of instruments and research equipment for geophysics and geosciences field excursions.
  • Ability to comply with University policies
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance
  • Perform all other duties as assigned to support Baylor's mission

What You Can Expect

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.

Explore & Engage

Learn more about Baylor and our strategic vision, Illuminate. Also, explore our great hometown of Waco and the many opportunities to engage locally. If you are new to Central Texas, This is Waco!

About Us:
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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