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Web Specialist II (Front End Web Developer)

PI invites applications for the position of Web Specialist II (Front-End Web Developer). The successful candidate will be able to work with DPI’s tech and education experts to create engaging and bold digital experiences across DPI’s suite of sites.

This position offers an incredible opportunity to help spread the word about DPI’s bold mission of changing the face of tech talent within the City of Chicago and State of Illinois.

The Web Specialist II will utilize technology across DPI’s digital catalog to tell its story and help grow its impact. The position is part coding, part project management and all about clear communication. This position is within DPI’s Marketing and Communications team and works across the organization. DPI’s sites are built on WordPress and the ideal applicant will be able to help expand and maintain digital tools.

Deadline: May 19th, 2022

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Software Development Educator

The Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) invites applications for Software Development Educator. Reporting directly to the Director of Workforce Education, this position will play a critical role in implementing the software development instructional programs for adults within DPI’s Workforce Development unit, which is focused on expanding the diversity of our tech talent pipeline. At DPI, we are preparing adults with little or no tech experience to develop software development skills and launch a successful career in tech – with an intentional focus on underrepresented and underserved populations. The ideal candidate has a passion for software development, education, and social impact and are aligned with DPI’s mission to transform lives and diversify tech talent.

Deadline: May 27th, 2022

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Relationship Manager, R&D Industry Program

The System Office seeks a(n) Relationship Manager. The Relationship Manager, R&D Industry Program will be a key member of the DPI R&D Industry team and is responsible for analyzing, cultivating, and managing select relationships with emerging industry partners. The R&D Team is comprised of the DPI Research Director, R&D Scientists and Science Team Directors, Sector Leaders, and the R&D Industry Team. This position requires interacting with all these colleagues to connect DPI research efforts with industry needs.

Deadline: June 1st, 2022

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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

DPI invites nominations and applications for the position of Research Associate/Senior Research Associate. This role offers an opportunity to help shape and drive one of DPI’s core missions: Research & Development (R&D). They are expected to participate in research project design, development and execution through the production of independent research and by taking ownership of sub-projects within large multi-faceted R&D efforts. They should provide creative ideas and direction for their assigned projects and are expected to take initiative. Topics for research will vary but will be primarily related to computing and may include a range of approaches including AI/ML, IoT, cloud-based computing, statistics, simulations, and cybersecurity. DPI is especially interested in supporting research that is grounded in practice and has commercialization potential.

Research Associates must demonstrate independence in executing a particular research effort. They must be familiar with data collection, data analysis, programming (one or more languages), have subject-matter expertise in one or more areas, and have good verbal and written communication abilities necessary to produce scholarly work in scientific conferences as well as produce results that meet the professional demands of the industrial sectors. Research Associates are expected to work closely with both our internal R&D team members as well as collaborators in University of Illinois and with other DPI partner institutions.

Deadline: July 11th, 2022

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Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist

DPI invites nominations and applications for Research Scientists and Senior Research Scientists. These roles offer an extraordinary opportunity to help shape and drive one of DPI core missions: Research & Development. These positions bring together research initiatives by coalescing teams of faculty and scientists across institutions and disciplines. Research Scientists are principal contributors in developing specific research project requirements and are responsible for all aspects of the project from conception to finding funding through execution.

Research Scientists must demonstrate leadership, for example, as principal investigator, as head of a defined research project, or as key interstitial members of research teams. They must provide overall program/project leadership and management, conduct and publish self-initiated research, conduct research across programs or projects, train and manage other researchers or staff, and participate in long-range research planning. Research Scientists are expected to work closely with both our internal R&D team members as well as the external members of our Science Teams. DPI is especially interested in supporting research that is relevant or provides economic benefit to the state of Illinois and has commercialization potential. Experience in commercialization is preferred.

Deadline: July 11th, 2022

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