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Director for New Business Ventures

The Discovery Partners Institute is seeking a highly qualified and innovative leader for its Ventures unit. The Director for New Business Ventures will be responsible for commercialization initiatives within the DPI that lead to new businesses that transform the economy of the city and state. Working with a number of public and private entity stakeholders, the Director for New Business Ventures will ensure that DPI’s portfolio of businesses have every opportunity for success. Current and future collaborators include State of Illinois, University of Illinois, City of Chicago, local and in universities as well as venture capital firms, professional service firms, local company incubators and accelerators and others as required. This role will ensure that DPI’s mission and goals are executed in all aspects of the design, establishment, development and operations of DPI’s Ventures unit.

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Director of Product, Pritzker Tech Talent Labs

DPI invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Product, Pritzker Tech Talent Labs. This position offers an extraordinary opportunity for a talent leader to utilize 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 help drive meaningful and measurable outcomes in undergraduate and graduate programs, and workforce education and training programs. The Director of Product will work under the leadership of the Director, Pritzker Tech Talent Labs to create scalable options 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 Director of Product 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.

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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.

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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.

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