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.


Web Developer

Renaissance Computing Institute
Web Developer
Position #20007357

Position Summary

Web Developers at RENCI have a passion for front-end development with experience in core web development technologies (i.e., HTMLCSS, and JavaScript). These skills are combined with a desire for improving front- and back-end web development skills, a preference for open source software solutions, and a keen eye for detail and design. Optimal candidates will have a working knowledge of at least one modern front-end JavaScript framework and also the ability to work with popular conte...

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Position Summary

Web Developers at RENCI have a passion for front-end development with experience in core web development technologies (i.e., HTMLCSS, and JavaScript). These skills are combined with a desire for improving front- and back-end web development skills, a preference for open source software solutions, and a keen eye for detail and design.

Optimal candidates will have a working knowledge of at least one modern front-end JavaScript framework and also the ability to work with popular content management systems such as WordPress. Experience with front-end design frameworks (such as Bootstrap, Material Design, Foundation, and others) is a plus, as is experience with any additional programming languages, such as PHP and Python.

The successful candidate will have open source development experience and will enjoy contributing to best-of-breed solutions. This person will work in an agile development environment on web applications with other software developers and graphic designers throughout the organization to employ project management best practices.

Education Requirements

Master’s or Bachelor’s and 0-2 years’ experience; or will accept a combination of related education and experience in substitution.

Qualifications and Experience

Required Skills:

  • Fluency in front-end languages: HTMLCSS, and post ES6+ JavaScript—and some modern front-end frameworks and/or libraries.
  • A keen and creative eye for design and detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal communication, human relations, and team building skills.

Candidates who also have these skills will be viewed favorably:

  • Familiarity with web accessibility guidelines
  • Comfort with building and bundling web applications with tools such as Webpack, Rollup, Parcel
  • Version control systems
  • Unit testing, integration testing
  • Modern UI and UX design and best practices
  • Curiosity and willingness to explore unknown technologies to solve problems

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, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/181688.

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Domain Scientist in Data Assimilation

Renaissance Computing Institute
Domain Scientist in Data Assimilation
Position #20012252

Position Summary

The Domain Scientist in Data Assimilation will serve as a research scientist at RENCI who works on the mathematical processes underlying the assimilation of data into models. This position will have a particular emphasis on next generation models of sea ice. Other models in climate and public health may be considered as well.

Education Requirements

PhD in Mathematics or a related field with 10+ years of experience.

Qualifications and Experience

PhD in Mathematics or a related field with 10+ years of experience in teac...

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Position Summary

The Domain Scientist in Data Assimilation will serve as a research scientist at RENCI who works on the mathematical processes underlying the assimilation of data into models. This position will have a particular emphasis on next generation models of sea ice. Other models in climate and public health may be considered as well.

Education Requirements

PhD in Mathematics or a related field with 10+ years of experience.

Qualifications and Experience

PhD in Mathematics or a related field with 10+ years of experience in teaching, research, and service at a university. Experience and demonstrated success in grant funding needed.

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, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/181558.

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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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