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Senior AI-Systems Engineer
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.

Department2012227 Medicine-Hospital Medicine

About the Unit

Job FamilyResearch

Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.

Career Track and Job LevelResearch

Oversees all aspects of management, scientific technological development, and operations for major research projects or research facilities. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.

P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

Role ImpactIndividual Contributor

ResponsibilitiesThe job participates in scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.

1) Applies research principles and relevant subject matter knowledge relevant to administer a research project. With a moderate level of direction, manages lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan., 2) Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects. Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates., 3) Takes responsibility for the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects. Acquires higher-level skills and knowledge in the process., 4) Takes responsibility for the following laboratory duties: recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing experiments. Analyze the meaning, significance, causes, and effects of the subject., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

1) The Laboratory for Zero Knowledge Discovery ( at the University of Chicago, Department of Medicine

is announcing a Senior AI-Systems Engineer position in machine learning and data-science.

2) The candidate will have the opportunity to investigate problems in diverse fields, and develop cross-domain task-agnostic next generation learning

algorithms that address hard open-ended data-intensive problems in biology and biomedicine.

3) Software Languages: Python, Bash/Shell Script, PL/SQL,R,C++

4) Web Design: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, D3.js.

5) Web Service Stacks: LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL,Python), MEAN (MongoDB, Express.js,Angular.js, Node.js).

6) Libraries: REST-Web Services (Jax-RS,Flask), MPI, OPENMP, Apache Lucene, Sci-Kit Learn, Pandas, Numpy, matplotlib,

plotly, dplyr, data tables.

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Excellent organizational skills and desire to maintain good relations with co-workers.

2) Knowledge in relevant scientific field.

3) Knowledge of research techniques or methods.

4) Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.

5) Analytical skills.

6) Problem-solving skills.

7) Attention to detail.

8) Organizational skills.

9) Verbal and written communication skills.

10) Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

11) Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Education, Experience, and CertificationsMinimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications


1) Masters degree in computer science, informatics, engineering, applied

mathematics, statistics, computational biology, or a related field.


1) Strong background in the theory and practice of machine learning principles, statistical analysis, stochastic processes, and experience working with large


Required Documents

1) Resume

2) Cover letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

FLSA StatusExempt

Pay FrequencyMonthly

Pay GradeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours40

Benefits EligibleYes

Drug Test RequiredNo

Health Screen RequiredNo

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredNo

Posting Date2019-05-10-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-11-10-08:00

Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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