Computer Guru Positions in the Computer Lab, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut


The Computer Lab at the Department of Physics, University of Connecticut has immediate openings for several advanced computer lab monitor positions.

The lab has a mix of tightly integrated Linux (Fedora Core 2), Windows (XP), and Mac OS X (Panther) workstations so students may experience working with major modern Operating Systems.

The duties of the monitors include the following:

  • Providing basic help to physics graduate and undergraduate students who are starting to work with an unfamiliar OS
  • Attending weekly joint Physics-Math sysadmins meetings and make (once per semester) a 10 minute presentation about interesting computer-related tools, programs or techniques.
  • Work on a computer-related mini-project of common interest for the monitor and the Department of Physics.

Possible mini-projects may include but in no case are limited to the following:

  • Hardware monitoring for Linux
  • Linux/Windows kiosks
  • Web interface for databases (PHP, Mysql)
  • NFSv4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6 for Redhat 9
  • Condor system and High Throughput Computing
  • Advanced Windows Security Tools
  • Linux security tools
  • Log server for Windows computers

The preferred area of students' expertise is Linux but candidates with other computing background are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants may call 6-5827 if further information is required. Applicants should send a free form application to Michael Rozman at and suggest times they are available for interviews.

The positions are open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Wages are paid based on the actual number of hours per pay period. The positions do not provide graduate students with grad assistantships (i.e. no health insurance, no tuition waiver, etc.)

Email submission of inquiry is preferred. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

The University of Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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