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.


Database Designer

Renaissance Computing Institute
Database Designer
Position #20037061

Position Summary

This position is responsible for maintaining and updating computer programs and associated databases, and writing new code as requested or required. This role requires expertise in the design, implementation, and performance tuning of databases including relational, graph, and document oriented persistence models. Expertise with Python or a similarly capable programming language is also required. Applicants must have experience with the full development life-cycle from working with customers to understand requirements, designing and extending existing persistence mod...

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Position Summary

This position is responsible for maintaining and updating computer programs and associated databases, and writing new code as requested or required. This role requires expertise in the design, implementation, and performance tuning of databases including relational, graph, and document oriented persistence models. Expertise with Python or a similarly capable programming language is also required. Applicants must have experience with the full development life-cycle from working with customers to understand requirements, designing and extending existing persistence models, implementing solutions, and incorporating changes via a continuous integration model with a team of developers.

Educational Requirements

Master’s degree and 1-2 years experience or Bachelors degree and 2-4 years experience or will accept a combination of related education and experience in substitution

Qualifications and Experience

  • Demonstrated familiarity with the core concepts of database design including transactions, query planning and optimization.
  • Demonstrated ability in data modeling and architecture, database implementation, performance tuning, and schema migration practices.
  • Requires several years of experience developing data models in one or more of the following: relational databases like Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, graph databases like Neo4J, RDF stores like Blazegraph, and document stores like MongoDB.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply ETL into database development.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, analyze and plan moderate to complex projects.
  • Capacity for self-education. Interdisciplinary study and inquiry.
  • Effective communication skills. Interpersonal communication, human relations and team building skills.
  • Ability to foster and maintain collaborations with local and national researchers, subject matter experts.
  • Maintain and improve the performance of existing software.
  • Solicit feedback from users on software improvements and implementations. Clearly and regularly communicate potential software improvements and implementation plans with technical colleagues, management, and external stakeholders.
  • Work with researchers and users of software to explain functionality.
  • Prepare informal and formal presentations, demonstrations, examples, and hands-on training sessions in explaining functionality.
  • Work with organization management and staff on project requirements.
  • Attend meetings, articulate alternatives and pros/cons thereof, and contribute to hardware/software/personnel time and resource estimates.

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.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/183926.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Renaissance Computing Institute
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position #PDS002570

Position Summary

The postdoctoral research associate will have the responsibility to advance a number of research projects, working in close collaboration with RENCI investigators. The individual is expected to have skills and experience in Genetics, Biomedical Health Sciences, and/or Data Science and is expected to contribute to the development and execution of research projects in these areas. Specifically, the individual will assist the RENCI investigator on the Obesity Hub, which attempts to discover novel obesity biology th...

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Position Summary

The postdoctoral research associate will have the responsibility to advance a number of research projects, working in close collaboration with RENCI investigators. The individual is expected to have skills and experience in Genetics, Biomedical Health Sciences, and/or Data Science and is expected to contribute to the development and execution of research projects in these areas. Specifically, the individual will assist the RENCI investigator on the Obesity Hub, which attempts to discover novel obesity biology through a variety of techniques, including integration of multi-omics data with prior information into a knowledge graph upon which novel analytic approaches can be developed. The postdoctoral research associate will perform GWAS and -omics analysis, and develop methods to discover biological heterogeneity. Further, this individual will implement graph-analytic techniques to derive statistically-significant explanatory patterns from knowledge graphs containing integrated data and knowledge. The individual will also assist with preparing proposals and reports and disseminating research results through conferences and scholarly publications.

Educational Requirements

Candidate must possess a Ph.D. in genetics, bioinformatics, statistics, or a related field.

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate will have experience in 1) conducting GWAS, especially in heterogeneous cohorts 2) graph databases, 3) Python (or other relevant programming languages), and 4) statistics and machine learning.

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.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/171922.

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