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Director for Research Programs & Strategy

The Data Science Institute (DSI) is seeking a highly experienced Director for Research Programs & Strategy to lead the DSI’s research and evaluation efforts across all programmatic areas. The Director for Research Programs & Strategy reports directly to the Executive Director, and manages the DSI’s strategic research programs.

The Director for Research Programs & Strategy will work collaboratively with the DSI Faculty Director of Research and Faculty Director of AI to sharpen the DSI’s research vision and build strong relationships with scholars, scientists and faculty/staff and to grow the DSI’s research portfolio. The Director will oversee a group of research professionals who are responsible for targeted research and programmatic activities and work with the team to sustain, implement, and disseminate research.

The Director of Research Programs & Strategy will focus on positioning the DSI to become a global data science research hub by securing large-scale external funding, building strong university-wide partnerships, and increasing global visibility through high impact programs. The DSI research pillar will also enhance and integrate with the education and outreach activities of the organization.

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Data Scientist, Data Science Modular Social Impact Education Program

The UChicago Data Science Institute is looking for an outstanding candidate with expertise in one or more areas related to data science (machine learning, statistics, etc.), and demonstrated experience in software engineering. Aimed at candidates whose passion lies in developing innovative solutions to real-world data science problems in multiple domains, this position offers the opportunity to lead machine learning and data science projects applied to high impact social challenges. This role is part of the UChicago Modular Social Impact Data Science Curriculum grant through the Community Accelerator Network (CAN) at data.org. Grant partners include UChicago, Howard, Fresno State, North Carolina State, University of Texas at San Antonio, City Colleges of Chicago, Morehouse, and University of Illinois at Chicago. The role will be located within the DSI at UChicago.

The Data Scientist will work in collaboration with UChicago DSI faculty, staff and the CAN grant partners. The DS will consult on social impact and nonprofit organization data collection and modeling as well as the long-range goals of developing open source curriculum resources, and other activities designed to advance the research and practice of data intensive discovery.

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Project Manager, Data Science Modular Social Impact Education Program

The Data Science Institute (DSI) is seeking to hire a Project Manager for the Data Science Modular Social Impact Education Program funded through a grant for the Capacity Accelerator Network (CAN) at data.org. In coordination with DSI leadership, the Project Manager will lead the program in several key functions, including educational programs and initiatives, and overseeing the operational infrastructure.

The Project Manager will work directly with the Director of Outreach and Operations and Executive Director of the Data Science Institute to support the CAN network partners (Howard, Morehouse, Fresno State, North Carolina State, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Illinois at Chicago and City Colleges of Chicago) on grant activities. In addition, this position will assist DSI communication staff and network partners to market information related to grant deliverables. The job coordinates non-technical (not information technology or construction related) projects from conception to completion. Assists with the assembly of teams and the development of detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports using straightforward problem solving skills.

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Communications and Events Specialist

The Communications and Events Specialist oversees all internal and external events for the Data Science Institute, as well as event-related communications. The Specialist is responsible for the preparation, management, and follow up to events; they will also need to be proactive and creative, thinking about opportunities for innovative events and campus engagement, including identifying opportunities to partner with other University units on shared events, and/or other unit events the Institute might sponsor. The Communications and Events Specialist will also be responsible for social media promoting events, coordination with A/V staff on event broadcasting and archiving, and for writing articles recapping events.

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Software Engineer Manager, Internet Access & Equity Initiative

As a Software Engineer Manager (SEM), you will lead a team of software and data engineers responsible for advancing cutting-edge data science research. The SEM will act as the lead engineer on industry, NSF, and DARPA-funded projects focused on network security, Internet measurement, and the development of research measurement testbeds. The SEM will oversee a team that provides infrastructure, development, and operational support– particularly software systems development and support for data science projects on campus.

This role will be part of the Internet Access and Equity research initiative at the UChicago Data Science Institute, which is focused on developing solutions at the intersection of data science, civic technology, public policy, and research.

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Software Engineer, Internet Access & Equity Initiative

The Internet Access and Equity research initiative at the UChicago Data Science Institute (DSI) is looking for an outstanding candidate with expertise in software engineering, and, ideally, a demonstrated ability applying skills to solve problems at the intersection of data science and social impact.

Aimed at candidates whose passion lies in developing innovative solutions to real-world data science problems, this position offers the opportunity to lead cutting-edge data science projects applied to IoT, network measurement and performance. Working in collaboration with the Internet Access and Equity research and engineering team, the Software Engineer (SE) will lead the software development for managing and securing a fleet of remote measurement devices, as well as the development of an online portal for research projects. We are on a mission to bridge the digital divide in underserved urban areas at scale; your work will have a direct impact understanding how the Internet performs across communities at the national level.

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