Morgridge Careers

  • IT Student Assistant

    Location US-WI-Madison
    Job ID
    Information Technology
    # of Openings
  • The Organization

    As an independent research organization, the Morgridge Institute for Research explores uncharted scientific territory to discover tomorrow’s cures. In affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we support researchers who take a fearless approach to advancing human health in emerging fields such as regenerative biology, metabolism, virology and medical engineering. Through public programming, we work to inspire scientific curiosity in everyday life.

    The Opportunity

    The IT Help Desk Student Assistant will be responsible for assisting users with hardware, software and applications problems, and providing IT support with Windows, MAC and Linux desktops and network/server infrastructure, including troubleshooting problems and equipment maintenance. This position provides a unique ground floor opportunity to work with international leaders in computer science and networking research from the nationally-ranked UW-Madison Dept. of Computer Sciences on network and IT infrastructure support for the Discovery building. The building offers some of the most advanced networking and computing infrastructure in the country in support of world-renowned top researchers. It contains state-of-the-art multimedia, 3-D virtual reality facilities, RFID and a water-cooled server room that can house thousands of CPUs for computer-intensive applications. 


    The Morgridge Institute for Research will be hiring a student to work approximately 10-15 hours per week, starting this semester and continuing into the summer, with possible extension through future academic semesters. Student positions offer flexible schedules and an opportunity to gain great work experience.


    Ideal candidates will be working towards a bachelor’s degree in computer science or information technology with at least sophomore standing; knowledge of infrastructure/network management or related experience is required. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, with the ability to handle multiple assignments at one time while working independently and effectively under deadlines.


    Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a cover letter and resume as one document via the online career portal.




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