Employment

Below is a list of current open positions at RENCI. Ideal candidates should enjoy working with internationally known researchers and with the tools and technologies that comprise an advanced cyberinfrastructure. An interest in multidisciplinary research and in collaborating with researchers, including the development of new proposals, projects and programs, is expected. A Ph.D is required for Senior Research Scientist positions; a master's degree and/or a mix of professional experience and a bachelor's degree is required for software development positions.


Data Matters Teaching Assistant

Renaissance Computing Institute
Data Matters Teaching Assistant
Position #S018128

The Data Matters program takes place August 9-13 and is in need of a teaching assistant (TA) with visualization skills to support the Data Matters classes. In particular, TAs help participants during in-class exercises. Education and Experience Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Equal Opportunity Employer The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disabili...

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The Data Matters program takes place August 9-13 and is in need of a teaching assistant (TA) with visualization skills to support the Data Matters classes. In particular, TAs help participants during in-class exercises.

Education and Experience
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

To apply: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/195581.

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Communications Intern

Renaissance Computing Institute
Communications Intern
Position #S018129

The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) Communications Intern provides support for the Communications team’s content and marketing opportunities. Working primarily with the Communications and Marketing Specialist, the Communications Intern will plan, create, and schedule content for RENCI teams. Content to be developed is likely to include: social posts for RENCI and its affiliated social media accounts; flyers; emails; blogs; webpages; and/or press releases. The intern will complete all functions in suppor...

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The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) Communications Intern provides support for the Communications team’s content and marketing opportunities. Working primarily with the Communications and Marketing Specialist, the Communications Intern will plan, create, and schedule content for RENCI teams. Content to be developed is likely to include: social posts for RENCI and its affiliated social media accounts; flyers; emails; blogs; webpages; and/or press releases. The intern will complete all functions in support of RENCI’s internal and external strategic goals and the strategic goals of UNC-Chapel Hill.

  • Assist the Communications and Marketing Specialist in creating content, scheduling calendars and developing strategies for RENCI-affiliated social media accounts.
  • Monitor relevant conversations on social media channels and build community presence in associated feeds.
  • Research and plan social media campaigns consistent with RENCI’s brand identity, with a focus on affiliation and engagement.
  • Stay current on social media platform best practices, specifically for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
  • Create and curate timely web content to be shared on RENCI-affiliated websites, including but not limited to blogs, job postings, and event pages.
  • Assist in further communications efforts, such as event research, presentation creation, and newsletter curation.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirement
High School (internship is ideal for Undergraduates)

Essential Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of, or an interest in, marketing, communications planning, and social media best practices.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal communication, human relations, and team building skills.
  • Knowledge of, or an interest in, quality graphic design.
  • Knowledge of, or an interest in, photography and/or the ability to create or edit short video clips will be advantageous and viewed favorably.
  • Ability to write and copy edit is a plus.

Preferred Qualification
Experience in a communications or leadership position. Training or experience in science and research and/or education will be advantageous and viewed favorably.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

To apply: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/195598.

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Grant Development Intern

Renaissance Computing Institute
Grant Development Intern
Position #S018101

This intern will work closely with the RENCI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) team and the Proposal Development Working Group. Our hope is that this person will be able to identify DEI-relevant funding opportunities for RENCI to pursue and help with the planning of RENCI DEI initiatives. Additionally, this person will help document the proposal development process at RENCI, and gain an introduction to academic grant writing and development.

  • Document eligibility rules for various funding mechanisms
  • Assist with the identification of funding possibilities for the DEI...

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This intern will work closely with the RENCI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) team and the Proposal Development Working Group. Our hope is that this person will be able to identify DEI-relevant funding opportunities for RENCI to pursue and help with the planning of RENCI DEI initiatives. Additionally, this person will help document the proposal development process at RENCI, and gain an introduction to academic grant writing and development.

  • Document eligibility rules for various funding mechanisms
  • Assist with the identification of funding possibilities for the DEI team (based on eligibility rules)
  • Assist with documentation of the proposal development process
  • Assist with planning the DEI events (e.g. DivE In session)
  • Attend DEI bi-weekly meetings
  • Attend Proposal Development Working Group biweekly meetings

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.  This position is intended for an undergraduate or graduate student.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities

  • Strong written communication
  • Ability to edit and analyze informational materials
  • Strong reading comprehension
  • Attention to detail
  • Interested in grant writing and/or research

Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

To apply: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/195336.

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Senior Web Architect

Renaissance Computing Institute
Senior Web Architect
Position #20038714

The Senior Web Architect manages the User Experience (UX) design team at RENCI. The Senior Web Architect is responsible for supervision of web developers and for the overall direction of user experience, user interface (UI), and UX research at the organization. The candidate will have a passion for user-centered design, service oriented web architecture, and defining the technology strategy for our next generation of web presence and researcher facing systems. A successful candidate will have experience contributing to open source projects and leading teams of developers in best practices a...

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The Senior Web Architect manages the User Experience (UX) design team at RENCI. The Senior Web Architect is responsible for supervision of web developers and for the overall direction of user experience, user interface (UI), and UX research at the organization. The candidate will have a passion for user-centered design, service oriented web architecture, and defining the technology strategy for our next generation of web presence and researcher facing systems.

A successful candidate will have experience contributing to open source projects and leading teams of developers in best practices and design patterns. This person will stay updated with cutting-edge research in UX and will develop novel systems and designs to support the user experience at RENCI. The candidate will also work on developing and automating deployment of containerized applications supporting novel cloud architecture on public and on-premise clouds. This person will also work with and mentor team members across the organization in web development and web project management best practices, along with showcasing RENCI’s expertise in UX design on funded projects and to external audiences via publications, presentations, and placement in grant applications.

Educational Requirements
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Mathematics, or related field required; for candidates demonstrating comparable background in academic or research computing management, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Qualifications and Experience
At least two years of experience as a web architect in HTML5 environments. Required Skills: – Hands on experience delivering applications as microservices – Fluency in front-end languages: HTML, CSS, and post ES6+ JavaScript—and modern front-end frameworks and/or libraries, preferably React – Comfort with server-side frameworks like Django, Node.js, or similarly capable server systems – Experience with, or willingness to learn, authentication protocols including OAuth2 and OpenID Connect – Hands on experience with relational databases and NoSQL databases – Thorough knowledge of modern UI and UX design and best practices – Curiosity and willingness to explore unknown technologies to solve problems – Familiarity with web accessibility guidelines – Experience teaching or mentoring others – A keen eye for design and detail – A portfolio demonstrating creativity Candidates who also have these skills will be viewed favorably: – Comfort with building and bundling web applications with tools such as Webpack, Rollup, Parcel – Comfort with Linux via the command line -Unit testing, integration testing – Docker, docker-compose, and Kubernetes – Build automation, continuous integration and deployment – Data Visualization

Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions
Please provide a portfolio of your work, either as an “Other Document” attachment or via a website link on your Resume/CV.

To apply: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/195062

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