Systems Administrator

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 21004100

The State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa is seeking a Systems Administrator. The person in this position will be responsible to design, install, configure, administer, and secure the operational integrity, and support of stand-alone and networked computer systems, including installation and maintenance of software.

This position will work closely with technical and functional partners to determine requirements and create comprehensive solutions using modern technologies. The individual in this position will be expected to enhance and support systems that provide a fault tolerant enterprise service experience for SHL staff. 

This position will work alongside department senior technic al staff to design, develop, implement, and support these solutions. This position is responsible for mission-critical enterprise applications and sensitive data, so attention to detail and quality are critical.

Position Status: 2 Year Specified Term

Work Location: Coralville, IA; This position is eligible for a combination of on-campus and remote work. Work arrangement options will be discussed during the hiring process.

For additional information and a detailed job description, please visit the departmental website at:

About the State Hygienic Laboratory
The State Hygienic Laboratory’s main facilities are headquartered on the University of Iowa's Research Park campus northwest of Iowa City in Coralville. Additional testing facilities are part of the Iowa Laboratory Facilities in Ankeny, a Des Moines suburb.

Since 1904, the State Hygienic Laboratory has been at the forefront of public health issues in Iowa. As the state’s public health and environmental laboratory, the Hygienic Laboratory serves all of Iowa’s 99 counties through disease detection, environmental monitoring, and newborn and maternal screening.

Education or Equivalency Required

A Bachelor’s degree in IT or STEM or related fields or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required Qualifications
•    Minimum 3 years of experience in an Information Technology related field.
•    Experience working with Unix/Linux supporting server-based applications. 
•    Experience working with Microsoft Windows Server supporting server-based applications.
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Desirable Qualifications
•    Experience with VMWare or other virtualization technology.
•    Experience with Ubuntu Linux.
•    Experience supporting technology in a public health or clin ical setting.

Contact: Sarah Tillman (
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

Application Details and Instructions:
Upload the following required documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:
•    Cover Letter
•    Resume

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and verification of academic credentials. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Job ID: 76760

Posted 14 days ago

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