We’re looking for motivated, talented, creative individuals who want to learn and grow in their careers while contributing to research that changes lives.

 

Our open positions are listed below. Detailed job descriptions and applications are available at UChicago Jobs.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer.

WHY CRI?

  • Competitive compensation based on industry standards
  • Comprehensive benefits including health insurance, tuition assistance, and retirement savings
  • Casual work environment with talented, collaborative teammates
  • Offices on the beautiful UChicago campus and across the street from Lake Michigan
  • Meaningful work that directly contributes to improving health care and saving lives

SR. BIOINFORMATICIAN


ABOUT THE JOB

The Sr. Bioinformatician will join the CRI’s Bioinformatics Core, a team of experienced scientists who act as research partners and collaborators with BSD faculty on biomedical research. We are looking for a candidate with a strong combination of scientific knowledge and programming skills for this hands-on technical role working with a wide range of high-throughput genomics technologies,  including the applications of Next Generation Sequencing, spanning pipeline development, optimization, operations, and support.

This role includes developing methodologies and tools, analyzing highly complex data, and working closely with BSD faculty to guide the bioinformatics components of research projects. The Sr. Bioinformatician will engage with the bioinformatics community at large on pipeline development and have opportunities to collaborate with internationally recognized leaders in genomics and biomedical informatics.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Education:

  • Doctoral degree in Bioinformatics, the Biological Sciences, Computer Science, or a related field required.

Experience:

  • Two or more years of experience in the field of bioinformatics required.
  • Two or more years of experience programming required, in at least three of the following languages: Python, Java, SQL, XML, Perl, and R.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in analysis pipeline development of high-throughput data required.
  • Hands-on experience with Next Generation Sequencing technologies, such as BWA, Novoalign, STAR, GATK, samtools, Picard, and other tools, required.
  • Experience and a working understanding of algorithms, data structures, and scientific programming required.
  • Experience working on Linux and/or Unix systems required.
  • Experience working on High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure required.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, optimization, automation, and operations support of analysis pipelines for high-dimensional data including whole-genome, whole- exome, and RNA sequencing data preferred.
  • Experience in employing high performance computing to solve parallelizable compute problems preferred.
  • Experience providing bioinformatics services or other service roles preferred.
  • Experience with project management preferred.
  • Experience with genomic datasets such as TCGA, TARGET, CGCI, MMRF, and ICGC preferred.
  • Experience with version control, such as git, preferred.
  • Experience with both molecular and clinical data preferred.
  • Experience mentoring early career bioinformaticians preferred.

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SR. WEB APPLICATIONS DEVELOPER


ABOUT THE JOB

The Senior Web Applications Developer will join the CRI’s Custom Applications team, a group of seasoned developers responsible for creating and maintaining a wide variety of custom applications for research. This work contributes to the study of childhood cancer, the creation of multi-institution data sharing networks, the introduction of new models of clinical care, and the implementation of early childhood intervention programs, among other research (view some of their work here).

The Senior Web Applications Developer will work on a wide variety of projects. Day-to-day work in this role may include custom programming, data migration and validation, reporting from various information systems, creating new database schemas, evaluating and implementing open source software, and giving demonstrations of current projects.

The CRI Applications team works primarily with MSSQL Server, ASP.NET, MVC, Web API, and C#. However, some work may require the use of other languages, specifically Java, PHP, and Python, so experience with these is a plus. Our team employs Agile software development methodologies.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree OR a minimum of five years of experience in the Information Technology field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Advanced degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field preferred.

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years experience developing web applications (ASP.NET) in C# required.
  • Minimum of three years experience developing web applications using ASP.NET MVC required.
  • Minimum of three years experience writing Javascript code required.
  • Minimum of three years experience writing T-SQL required.
  • Experience with MVVM frameworks (Angular, Knockout JS) strongly preferred.
  • Experience administering IIS strongly preferred.
  • Experience with KendoUI preferred.
  • Experience with ElasticSearch, Solr, and Lucene preferred.
  • Experience programming in PHP preferred.
  • Experience with JQuery preferred.
  • Experience with best practices for UI design/Human Factors preferred.
  • Experience with multiple RDBMSs (MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL) preferred.
  • Experience with data warehousing (both designing and querying) preferred.
  • Experience with BI tools (Cognos, Tableau, etc.) preferred.
  • Experience with Linux / Unix preferred.

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SR. SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR


ABOUT THE JOB

As part of the CRI’s IT Operations and Infrastructure team, the Sr. Systems Administrator takes part in planning, design, and day-to-day maintenance for operating systems and both virtual and physical infrastructures in a highly secure environment. He or she will work closely with customers to provision infrastructure, primarily virtual servers, based on users’ needs or specifications and existing security and operational policies.

The Sr. Systems Administrator also assists in developing new services to provide to our end users, and participates in architecting and reviewing security improvements to the environment as well as systems automation and programming to increase efficiency of the team and improve end-user experience.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field OR relevant certifications from Microsoft required.
  • Any relevant certifications (e.g., Red Hat, Microsoft, VMware, SANS, or ISC2) preferred.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of Windows Server systems administration experience required.
  • Experience managing networked servers and workstations with knowledge of TCP/IP network services, system utilities, hardware installation, and OS installation required.
  • Experience with management and configuration of VMware Vsphere required.
  • Practical experience with managing systems in an Active Directory environment required.
  • Experience with Powershell scripting required.
  • Experience with automation of systems administration tasks required.
  • Practical experience with Linux required.
  • Microsoft IIS and SQL experience preferred.
  • Experience with configuration management systems such as SCCM or SaltStack, Puppet, Chef, etc. preferred.
  • Practical experience working in HIPAA environments (alt. PCI, SOX, etc.) preferred.
  • Practical experience in an IT security and/or compliance role preferred.
  • Experience with Python, Ruby, Bash, C, or Java preferred.
  • Experience with management and configuration of VMware SRM preferred.
  • Practical experience and familiarity with system administration issues in supporting other relational database servers (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle) preferred.
  • Experience with configuration and management of highly available systems preferred.
  • Experience in providing systems and software support to software developers and scientists (technical users) preferred.
  • Practical experience with SAN, NAS, and backup technologies preferred.
  • Experience in research computing such as High Performance Computing (HPC) or Parallel Filesystems (e.g. Lustre, GPFS, GlusterFS) preferred.

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