Yes, this is for real! If you are an expert in SuSE Linux there is a potential part-time consulting opportunity for you in Cambridge, MA. And at a unique Harvard-affiliated lab at that!
Basically, we are pretty technically-savvy as it is but sometimes we hit things in SuSE which we just don't know how to deal with. And SuSE (or OpenSuSE, to be precise) being our platforom of choice, it is important that we deal with issues we discover. And that is where your expertise will come in. So in short I would guess we are looking for someone who not only is well-versed in Linux/UNIX, networking and IT in general but also has some serious experience specifically with SuSE Linux under their belt.
This will be consulting on an as-needed basis. We will do our best not to bore you with trivial problems!
So if you think this is something you are interested in please respond in the comments section or e-mail me directly.