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

PCDC FRONT-END DEVELOPER


ABOUT THE JOB

We are looking for a talented and motivated bioinformatician and web developer to take a lead role in developing visualization and analytics tools for the Pediatric Cancer Data Commons (PCDC) at the University of Chicago. The PCDC is transforming research in childhood oncology by creating a single platform of harmonized clinical data that will serve as a global resource for medical investigators. At present the disease areas include neuroblastoma, soft tissue sarcoma, and leukemia. The CRI will continue expanding into other areas over the next several years. The PCDC Bioinformatician Developer will be responsible for creating the application user interface to achieve an accessible and intuitive experience for cancer researchers across the globe.

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Elucidating and integrating interface and design requirements from multiple stakeholders.
  • Developing rapid UI/UX prototypes and present to stakeholders for feedback.
  • Developing modular, responsive, and performant UI/UX components with an emphasis on generality and re-usability of components across multiple projects.
  • Implementing interfaces that allow users the ability to explore and navigate complex multi-faceted data sets.
  • Working collaboratively with back-end developers in building out the pediatric cancer data commons.
  • Building and/or maintaining deep knowledge of biomedical research data.
  • Understanding and implementing visualization and analysis tools that allow researchers to interpret cohort makeup and analyze clinical data.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years development experience with both front-end and server-side web development required.
  • Background in writing interactive user interfaces with a particular focus on data intensive applications preferred.
  • Exposure to a variety of front-end JavaScript libraries and frameworks like Angular and React preferred.
  • Experience performing bioinformatics analyses preferred.
  • Experience writing clean, well-structured code preferred.
  • Experience working in a collaborative agile environment preferred.
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SR. LINUX SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR


ABOUT THE JOB

The job designs automated, scalable, and rapidly deployable solutions to infrastructure development and server configuration. Works independently to install, configure, and maintain operating systems. Uses best practices and systems knowledge to monitor and alert systems, utility software, and firewalls. Guides maintenance for production servers as well as Windows and Linux servers.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Education:

  • A college or university degree in a related field.

Experience:

  • 5-7 years experience in a related field, including:
    • Expert knowledge of Linux system administration in mid to large sized heterogenous environments.
    • Knowledge of best practices and current trends in industry and how it may be applied to the existing infrastructure.
    • Ability to script and automate tasks.
    • Ability to troubleshoot complex issues across multiple disciplines.
    • Knowledge of network and security fundamentals.
    • Ability to facilitate technical discussions.
    • Ability to mentor junior team members.
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LINUX SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR


ABOUT THE JOB

The job participates in the design of automated, scalable, and rapidly deployable solutions to systems infrastructure and server configuration. Installs, configures, and maintains operating systems, monitoring and alerting systems, utility software, and firewalls. Plans and executes hands-on maintenance for production servers as well as Windows and Linux servers.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Education:

  • A college or university degree in a related field.

Experience:

  • 2-5 years experience in a related field, including:
    • Experience with regulatory compliance (e.g. HIPAA, PCI, etc).
    • Experience in providing systems and software support to software developers and/or scientists.
    • Experience working with container technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, etc).
    • Experience working with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
    • Experience working with SSSD, Elasticstack, enterprise storage and backup systems, server virtualization, etc.
    • Experience with Bash, Python, or other similar languages.
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IT PROJECT MANAGER


ABOUT THE JOB

The IT Project Manager will:

  • Maintain a comprehensive catalogue of Informatics Resources, Tools, Governance Processes, Training, and Mentors across ITM institutions.
  • Maintain a Cross-ITM Data Governance Council, with regular meetings, established processes, reporting structure, and ad hoc working subgroups.
  • Work with the ITM Data Governance Council to establish and implement a cross-institutional Data Provenance Model.
  • Implement the sharing of informatics training across ITM institutions.
  • Develop and Implement informatics training to meet emerging needs, utilizing existing institutional resources (e.g., UChicago Graham School) where appropriate.
  • Foster an Informatics Mentoring Community.
  • Create, implement and oversee an application development strategy for new tools to facilitate clinical research cohort identification, protocol feasibility testing, recruitment, and the collection of research data within the EHR.
  • Align Informatics Cluster Activities with the CAPriCORN project, making use of PCORnet models and tools where appropriate.
  • Test and disseminate ITM-created informatics tools throughout ITM institutions, CAPriCORN, and the CTSA consortium.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Education:

  • A college or university degree in a related field.

Experience:

  • 2-5 years experience in a related field, including:
    • Experience leading information systems implementation projects.
    • Experience in clinical informatics and/or clinical research informatics (hospital systems, EDW, databases, interoperability, data standards) in an academic medical center.
    • Experience in data governance (data sharing, HIPAA).
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CRI CAREER PATHS

In addition to the currently open positions above, check out the general descriptions of career paths available within the CRI below. We hire periodically in all of these areas at various experience levels.

Scientific Software Engineer

Develop analytics tools, relational databases, and web-based interfaces for the collection, analysis, and presentation of structured and unstructured biomedical research data. Be a part of the CRI’s newest work at the forefront of healthcare research, including machine learning, natural language processing, data modeling, and other advanced techniques. This role has the opportunity to collaborate on numerous projects across a range of research activities. Candidates should have experience with programming languages (C#, Java, and PHP) and database tools (MSSQL, MySQL).

Bioinformatician

Our Bioinformatics Core is a team of scientists who partner with faculty to drive the bioinformatics components of research projects. This hands-on technical role includes analyzing highly complex genomic and other -omic data, working with Next Generation Sequencing technologies including pipeline development and optimization, and contributing to scientific publications. Candidates should possess a strong combination of scientific knowledge and programming skills (Python, Java, SQL, XML, Perl, and/or R). PhD in a relevant field required.

Research Statistician

As part of our Clinical Research Data Warehouse team, collaborate closely with faculty to solve complex healthcare research problems by analyzing data, designing tables and statistical procedures for research studies, and contributing to scientific publications. Projects may include statistical programming (R and Python), processing and mining of large-scale clinical and biomedical data sets, using machine learning principles to develop clinical prediction models, and using clinical data visualization techniques in the new CRI data visualization facility.

Web Applications Developer

Join our applications development team, focused on building web-based applications to support advanced research in the biomedical and biological sciences through collaborative, high-profile, often multi-institutional projects. Successful candidates are proficient in database (MSSQL, MySQL) and web application (ASP.NET, Java, Django, PHP) technologies, thrive in an Agile development environment, and understand biomedical terminology and relational and dimensional models.

Healthcare Data Analyst

As part of our Clinical Research Data Warehouse team, bring together data from varied sources (including Epic EMR, billing, REDCap, and cancer registry) to create research-ready datasets for faculty. Translate technical specifications into SQL code, generate data deliverables, conduct code review, and assist with data quality checks. The ideal candidate understands medical terminology related to clinical data requests, communicates effectively, and can write SQL queries that optimize the organization of data deliverables.

HPC Administrator

Manage IT systems, specializing in the CRI’s 97-teraflop high performance computing (HPC) resources. Work with faculty to solve complex research problems, using our HPC cluster to support bioinformatics and medical image analysis. Successful candidates have experience administering GNU/Linux servers, programming (C/C++, Java, and/or Fortran), and automating tasks with a scripting language, and understand how underlying computer architectures affect performance on compute-intensive software. 

DBA/ETL Developer

Work with a team of programmers, database analysts, and architects from the CRI and University of Chicago Medicine’s information systems group to integrate and harmonize data from disparate sources for the Clinical Research Data Warehouse (CRDW). Understand the various research and clinical domains that govern the ETL process, and translate this knowledge into ETL code to populate the CRDW and affiliated datamarts in support of research. 

System Administrator

Manage IT systems (a 3-petabyte storage infrastructure, virtual servers, and a high performance computing cluster) in the CRI’s research-focused, highly secure environment. Work with clients to solve problems and deploy IT systems based on their specifications. Consult on institutional policies related to data governance and information security. Successful candidates are adaptable, skilled in problem-solving, and able to understand both the details and big picture of modern IT systems. Programming skills for automating and scheduling tasks are also an asset.

Project Manager

Make the CRI run smoothly by managing a range of projects in information technology and scientific research. This role includes managing the business, budget, and scheduling aspects of our work, as well as acting as the point of contact with clients. Bridge the gaps between developers, scientists, and stakeholders with excellent communication skills and an understanding of the IT development process. Candidates should have experience with project management software.