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Visiting Project Manager

The University System Office seeks a project manager to support large-scale, multi-institutional research and service initiatives for the Discovery Partners Institute. Led by the University of Illinois System in partnership with local and global research universities, DPI does three things: tech talent development, applied R&D, and creating new businesses. The Applied R&D unit at DPI builds multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional science teams and helps them to identify and pursue new funding opportunities for projects ranging from research to proofs-of-concept to application and evaluation. 

DPI Project Managers will manage projects originating from the DPI R&D Unit. This role will support submission of high-quality research proposals by supporting grant writing and overall proposal development, work with DPI Science Teams to plan and coordinate pre- and post-award activities, and manage awards, compliance and reporting for funded projects. In many cases these projects will also involve multiple partners and clients, involving the development of scalable coordination, client support, reporting, and project data analysis processes and systems. This position will be key to supporting a growing research operations infrastructure. Project Managers will typically engage in one or more large-scale programs and projects. 

This Visiting Project Manager position will be responsible for supporting all aspects of operation, partner, and client relations associated with a wastewater-based epidemiology initiative with the Chicago and Illinois Departments of Public Health and related projects. 

Deadline: January 23rd, 2021

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Assistant Director of Research & Development Programs

A prime function of the DPI R&D program is the creation, distribution of seed funding to, and guidance of deep tech Science Teams through a process designed to develop their research and connect them with industry partners and funding opportunities. The Assistant Director of R&D Programs will work primarily with the DPI Science Teams in order to help them advance their goals, which may include applying for large research grants, engaging in industry consulting, or creating new businesses based on their research. The Assistant Director will facilitate the creation of goals and timelines for assigned Science Teams and track project execution during the lifetime of the team’s engagement with DPI. They will ensure high-quality research proposals are submitted by supporting proposal development and will help manage science team expenses and reporting. They will be involved in the proposal submission and review process for new science teams and may facilitate proposal preparation.

Deadline: January 21st, 2021

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Software Development Engineer

DPI invites nominations and applications for the position of Software Development Engineer, Pritzker Tech Talent Labs. This position offers an extraordinary opportunity for a talented leader to build technology-based products and services to implement a bold mission of changing the face of tech talent within the City of Chicago and State of Illinois. The successful candidate will utilize technology to drive meaningful and measurable outcomes in undergraduate and graduate programs, and workforce education and training programs. The Software Development Engineer will work under the leadership of the Director of Product, Pritzker Tech Talent Labs to create scalable technology-based platforms and services for education and remove friction points with the goal of preparing thousands of students and workers to step into high-demand tech jobs with a key emphasis on the systemic barriers that have prevented members of underrepresented and overlooked groups from achieve success in our technology-based economy.

The Software Development Engineer will work cross-functionally and cross-organizationally to leverage the strengths of the academic programs and faculty from the University of Illinois campuses and DPI partner institutions to design, build, launch, iterate and improve technology-based products and services to help Pritzker Tech Talent Labs achieve its key goals. By 2029, DPI will be training 7,000 students per year for tech jobs, 3,000 of whom will be from under-represented groups and will have upskilled 5,000 mid-career workers for jobs in data science, digital skills, business skills, entrepreneurship, and other types of skills including managing and analyzing data, software development, digital product/product management, and business building.

Deadline: January 23rd, 2021

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Visiting Project Manager

DPI Project Managers will manage projects originating from the DPI R&D Unit. This role will support submission of high-quality research proposals by supporting grant writing and overall proposal development, work with DPI Science Teams to plan and coordinate pre- and post-award activities, and manage awards, compliance and reporting for funded projects. In many cases these projects will also involve multiple partners and clients, involving the development of scalable coordination, client support, reporting, and project data analysis processes and systems. This position will be key to supporting a growing research operations infrastructure. Project Managers will typically engage in one or more large-scale programs and projects.

This Visiting Project Manager position will be responsible for supporting all aspects of operation, partner, and client relations associated with a wastewater-based epidemiology initiative with the Chicago and Illinois Departments of Public Health and related projects.

Deadline: January 23rd, 2021

Apply Today