Job:Technical Project Manager for translational data science projects (Chicago, IL)
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We’re looking for a Technical Project Manager to manage projects for petabyte-scale research cyberinfrastructure within a team of engineers and scientists. You will join a community of government, academic, and industry professionals dedicated to advancing biomedical research through data commons, analytic tools, and data ecosystems .

Our work lies at the intersection of cutting edge research and production systems, both in terms of the bioinformatics and the computer science principles being utilized. The data commons we are building offer some of the world's largest collections of biomedical data for scientific research and discovery.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports the development of innovative data sharing platforms for biomedical research through execution of industry-standard project management across engineering and scientific teams.
  • Develops a deep understanding of the research objectives, data, and software capabilities.
  • Represents the University by serving as the primary point of contact for project communications with clients, stakeholders, consortiums, team members, collaborators, sponsors, subcontractors, vendors, and other participants.
  • Ensures the appropriate approvals are in place for compliance, spanning numerous areas including but not limited to IT security, data governance, contractual requirements, NIH guidelines, federal acquisition regulations, etc.
  • Plans and facilitates various meetings and events to present technical matters to business, scientific, and engineering audiences hosted on-site, virtually, or attending off-site.
  • Reporting of project documentation across different mediums including but not limited to schedules, activities, risks, requirements, deliverables, dependencies, etc.
  • Includes participating in manuscript preparation, grant proposal development, and other artifacts.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, biology, or another quantitative discipline required. PhD in biology, bioinformatics, or a related discipline preferred.
  • Minimum of four (4) years increasingly advanced experience on complex multi-institutional projects with a minimum of three (3) years of client communications required.
  • Experience leading a scientific research project preferred.
  • Experience working on a cross-functional team preferred.

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University of Chicago

One of the world’s great intellectual destinations, the University of Chicago empowers scholars and students to ask tough questions, cross disciplinary boundaries, and challenge conventional thinking to enrich human life around the globe.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

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