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Systems AdministratorTo apply, click here.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Systems Manager, the Systems Administrator will support the appropriate functioning of all infrastructure computing systems and datasets, which support the mission of the Center and its affiliates. Responsibilities will include the installation, deployment, maintenance, and termination of all hardware, operating systems, server products, and application software on all servers and infrastructure systems used by the Center, as directed and required. This includes deployment and maintenance of clustering and other high availability technologies, support of Windows and other operating systems as may be deployed, operational security implementation, storage management, and the support of application systems.  An integrated responsibility is data ingress, accessioning, transformation, and management of large or mission-critical datasets, including providing for the security of Personal Health Information.  The Center works extensively with Medicare and Medicaid administrative data as well similar data from other sources, and this position provides support for the organization and effective use of such data.

 Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with computing technologies: Enterprise servers, tape libraries, external raid controllers, networking hardware, and computer security
  • Experience with infrastructure software: Windows, Active Directory, DHCP, IIS, SQL Server, VMWare, vCenter, Linux
  • Experience with statistical and analytic software: SAS, Stata, SPSS, ArcGIS
  • Experience with office support software: MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with Office automation
  • Basic programming skills
  • Basic database skills: deploy/backup/recover infrastructure, normalization, DML, DDL, as well as build and maintain data structures
  • Good communication, organization and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work independently as well as within a group.
  • Effective problem solver, trouble shooter
  • Ability to handle multiple  and competing deadlines

 Preferred skills and competencies:

  • Experience with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise technology, Proliant servers, MSA-series arrays, and MSL-series libraries.
  • Experience with Windows Server, 2016 and prior versions, Windows failover and clustering technologies, Windows and VMWare monitoring, Windows ETW troubleshooting, SQL Server 2016, Oracle RDBMS 18c, object types and SIL integration
  • Experience with SAS macros, SAS/Stat, SAS ODS graphics, Stata programming, SPSS macros, geocoding
  • Experience with a .Net language
  • Flat file programming, I/O monitoring and performance testing, query optimization
  • Proof of completed projects

 Educational and criminal background check required.


Administrative Research Coordinator:  To apply, click here.

The Administrative Research Coordinator serves as an assistant to Dr. Stefan Gravenstein, Professor, Health Services, Policy & Practice. Dr. Gravenstein’s work includes research studies focused on improving care and outcomes for older adults, particularly those residing in nursing homes. The Administrative Research Coordinator’s primary roles involve providing executive support and scheduling. S/he serves as the central liaison between the University, the Providence VA Medical Center, hospitals, and external organizations. S/he is responsible for organizing and coordinating the complicated nature of Dr. Gravenstein’s schedule, including scheduling meetings, arranging travel, and arranging reimbursements. S/he is responsible for maintaining organizational processes to ensure timely information flow, coordination, and tracking of deliverables on a day-to day basis. The ideal candidate must have the ability to work efficiently and collaboratively, while shifting priorities when necessary to achieve optimum results, and familiarity with medical literature and terminology. Additional responsibilities include participation in the day-to-day coordination and implementation of activities related to multiple research projects including , participate in creation and submission of grant proposals, assisting with administrative aspects (as above) and providing targeted research support, e.g., conducting literature reviews, and extensive communication with Faculty investigators at Brown and their collaborators at other academic institutions. 

Job Qualifications:


  • Required:   Associate's degree with 2-3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Preferred:  Bachelor's degree with 1-2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Two to three years of administrative experience
  • Experience in a university setting, preferred
  • Familiarity with medical literature and terminology, preferred

Job Competencies

  • Administrative experience in an executive-level office, including experience with scheduling.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills.
  • Initiative and judgement to independently problem solve and prioritize.
  • Ability to independently develop and implement short and long term goals.
  • Ability to work independently, but also as a strong team member when the situation warrants.
  • Confident public relations and interpersonal skills. Competent oral and written communication skills and good command of English language and grammar necessary.
  • Computer expertise and continued interest in maintaining skills: Computer proficiency in word processing, including knowledge of Google Suite, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe, and familiarity with the internet.
  • Ability to react quickly and shift priorities, when needed.
  • Administrative experience with abilities to set priorities, organize and coordinate office operation, anticipate needs, work under the pressure of deadlines and exercise good judgment, particularly with sensitive or confidential matters.

 Background check and education verification is required