Data Science Researcher
Data Science Researcher: Lead our growing initiatives in data science, including developing algorithms, infrastructure, tools, frameworks and systems for big and complex data, and related areas of research. Responsible for developing and implementing high performance analytics that can analyze large volumes of structured and unstructured data.
Involved with a variety of projects and activities, ranging from the development of software to the development of algorithms. Typical tasks include: understanding requirements, designing algorithms, developing software, supervising staff and students, writing progress reports, setting up collaborations between industry, research institutes, hospitals and academia, and related tasks.
Disseminate the results of their work to others, including sharing results of research with colleagues through presentations or discussions at team meetings, preparing posters and presentations, delivering these at national and international scientific conferences, and writing original papers for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Be aware of other research being carried out in, or related to, their field of study.
Generate grant reports for funding agencies
Attend required training and conferences
Adhere to all set company and client policies and procedures, in particular those surrounding HIPAA.
Full Job description is also available at uchicagojobs: Requisition # 091532 https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=577075
Researcher in Networking
Researcher in Networking: Interest in high performance networking, networking for cloud computing, data center networking, or related areas. Develop open source software in performing experimental studies over wide area high performance networks.
Job Responsibilities :
Engage in a several activities involving high performance networking, including developing software for wide area high performance networking, performing experimental studies with wide area high performance networks, setting up, maintaining, and operating wide area high performance networks, supporting end users of wide area high performance networks, developing new protocols and software for wide area high performance networks, interfacing wide area high performance networks with MANs, CANs, and LANs.
Produce publications. Write reports and other technical publications. Attend required training and conferences. Other Job Functions as needed. Adhere to all set company and client policies and procedures, in particular those surrounding HIPAA.
Full Job description is also available at uchicagojobs: Requisition # 091531 https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=576975
Professor- Institute for Molecular Engineering
The University of Chicago Institute for Molecular Engineering, with the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, invites applications for faculty positions at all ranks. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
▪ synthetic and systems biology
▪ multi-scale modeling and prediction
▪ imaging, genomics
▪ regenerative medicine
▪ medical diagnostics and therapeutics
While appointment at any level is possible, we particularly invite applications for tenure-track appointment at the Assistant and Associate Professor ranks. The appointment will be in the Institute for Molecular Engineering with membership in the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology.
Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field of study and have an outstanding research record. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a strong research program and to teach at the graduate level.
Interested applicants must apply online by uploading curriculum vitae, cover letter, research statement and reference contact information to our University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website: http://tinyurl.com/by6ukzl. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Full Job description is also available at uchicagojobs (Academic Careers): Requisition # 01618
1. Postdoctoral Position in Regulatory Genomics at the University of Chicago
A position is available for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher in the group of Barbara Stranger at The University of Chicago, in the Section of Genetic Medicine, and the Institute of Genomics and Systems Biology. The researcher will be involved in analysis of a variety of types of human genomics data, including DNA-Seq, RNA-Seq, SNPs, DNA methylation, etc. Current research in the lab includes (1) transcriptional network and pathway analysis; (2) comparative and population genomics; (3) functional genomic data integration and data mining; and (4) detection of disease susceptibility genes/networks. Project topics include understanding the role of genetic and epigenetic variation on transcriptional regulation in healthy human cohorts, the contribution of that variation to higher order phenotypes including immune-mediated diseases, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and cancer, and elucidation of the evolutionary forces shaping functional variation in humans.
- A Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computer science, genomics, population genetics, or other relevant fields of biology.
- Research experience (with strong first-author publications) in computational genomics, molecular evolution, population genetics, or a closely-related field.
- Strong analytical, statistical, quantitative, and computational/programming skills, ideally in C or C++ as well as in scripting languages such as perl, matlab, or R. Should be comfortable in a with large data sets, computer clusters, and databases.
- Creativity, curiousity, enthusiastiam, and ability to work independently.
-Experience in analysis of DNA-seq, RNA-seq, and/or CHiP-seq data, as well as experience constructing complex biological networks.
-Background in genomics or population genetics.
-Candidates with a multidisciplinary background, spanning both life sciences and computer sciences are especially encouraged to apply.
To formally apply, please send the following in PDF format to Barbara Stranger (bstranger at uchicago dot edu):
1. A curriculum vitae, including names of 3 referees.
2. A brief statement describing current and future research goals
Stranger Lab website is currently under construction, but informal inquiries are welcome.
Director of Research
Director of Research: Supervises a research team that: 1) performs basic and applied research in data intensive computing, bioinformatics, cloud computing, or related areas; 2) designs and develops software to implement algorithms, methods and techniques in these areas; and 3) runs national scale cloud-computing infrastructure to support researchers in these areas.
Writes research papers, technical reports, progress reports, and materials to support education and outreach activities, and grants. Works with end users to better understand their problems and requirements.
Education: Doctoral degree or minimum of ten years experience in bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, or related field required.
Experience: Minimum five years of relevant research management experience required
Five years of experience with software development required.
Experience with cloud computing software, such as Eucalyptus, OpenStack, and Hadoop preferred. Experience in providing systems and software support to software developers and technical users preferred.
Full Job description is also available at uchicagojobs: Requisition # 091530
Since its establishment in July 2006, the Institute for Genomics & Systems Biology (IGSB) has been rapidly growing through the active recruitment of faculty and staff. IGSB will house 9 to 10 core faculty members in genomics and systems biology at the University of Chicago and several scientists at Argonne National Laboratory. The Institute is also recruiting junior scientists and technical staff to fulfill IGSB mission goals.