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Technical Project Manager
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.

Department2010009 BSD - Center for Data Intensive Science

About the UnitThe Center for Translational Data Science at the University of Chicago is a research center pioneering the discipline of translational data science to advance biology, medicine, and environmental research. We architect ecosystems of large-scale commons of research data, computing resources, applications, tools, and services for the broader research community to use data at scale to pursue scientific inquiry and accelerate discovery. These growing data commons offer petabytes of rich research data to scientists across the world.

Job FamilyInformation Technology

Responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of new and existing applications, systems architecture, and network infrastructure. Ensures operation and security of all servers and networks. Configures, installs, maintains and upgrades applications and hardware for the organization's infrastructure and for end-user devices.

Career Track and Job LevelIT Project Management

Manages all aspects of a diverse IT project or multiple IT projects, typically involving multiple groups in the IT family. Creates budgets and manages resources and schedules. Utilizes expertise and leadership skills to direct staff and to resolve issues to ensure project goals and requirements are met.

P3: Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external University issues to improve products or services. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Works independently, receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Role ImpactIndividual Contributor

ResponsibilitiesThe job manages IT projects typically involving multiple groups in the IT Function. Uses deep knowledge of IT processes, leadership skills, and breadth of experience to manage budgets, resources, and schedules. Coordinates work of IT staff and to resolves complex issues to ensure project goals and requirements are met.

1) Guides information technology changes and ensures the success of enterprise-level application rollouts. Works with University units and the client community to develop detailed business requirements., 2) Uses depth and breadth of expertise in IT project management to build project plans, including budgets and human resource plans. Provides expertise on managing projects. Maintains project web presence, project archives and project documentation., 3) Develops and ensures quality control of the project methodology and contributes to the further enhancement and application of the methodology., 4) Manages the consulting services of vendors, including the development of a project statement of work and determines vendor resource requirements. Researches new software, products, or systems and may attend vendor demonstrations, in order to keep University IT processes up-to-date., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

1) Supports the development of innovative data sharing platforms for biomedical research through execution of industry-standard project management across engineering and scientific teams. Develops a deep understanding of the research objectives, data, and software capabilities.

2) Represents the Center by serving as the primary point of contact for project communications with clients, stakeholders, consortiums, team members, collaborators, sponsors, subcontractors, vendors, and other participants.

3) Ensures the appropriate approvals are in place for compliance, spanning numerous areas including but not limited to IT security, data governance, contractual requirements, NIH guidelines, federal acquisition regulations, etc.

4) Plans and facilitates various meetings and events to present technical matters to business, scientific, and engineering audiences hosted on-site, virtually, or attending off-site.

5) Reporting of project documentation across different mediums including but not limited to schedules, activities, risks, requirements, deliverables, dependencies, etc. Includes participating in manuscript preparation, grant proposal development, and other artifacts.

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Ability to take a broad plan or proposal and break it into incremental tasks and oversee the completion of each task.

2) Ability to come into a team used to minimal supervision and oversight and ensure accountability for deliverables.

3) Ability to persuade others to adapt new structures or systems in order to meet objectives.

4) Ability to gain the trust of management in order to gain the authority to successfully coordinate the team.

5) Ability to negotiate successfully on behalf of a unit.

6) Project management skills, including a demonstrated ability to manage own time well and achieve objectives.

7) Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team.

8) Strong analytical abilities, especially with respect to administrative information system projects.

9) Ability to systematize and organize large amounts of data and information.

10) Ability to learn new domain areas and new skills quickly and well.

11) Ability to prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with details.

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

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications


1) Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, biology, or another quantitative discipline.

2) PhD in biology, bioinformatics, or a related discipline.


1) Minimum of four (4) years increasingly advanced experience on complex multi-institutional projects.

2) Minimum of three (3) years of client communications.

3) Experience leading a scientific research project.

4) Experience working on a cross-functional team.

5) Experience working on software development projects.

6) Experience working on a federally funded project.

Required Documents

1) Resume

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 RequiredYes

Health Screen RequiredYes

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredNo

Posting Date2019-07-12-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2020-01-12-08:00

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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