Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Hyde Park Campus
1) The Software Developer will join a computational team that is developing agent-based models that incorporate fine-grained biological and behavioral structure and network parameters to inform decision making for health policy.
2) Advanced computational tools, including machine learning, predictive analytics, and high performance computing are used in the development of these models.
3) The developer will be responsible for writing and maintaining the open source tools that are developed as part of these projects.
4) Scientific results from the modeling studies are published in leading peer-reviewed journals and disseminated across governmental and community-based organizations.
5) The position is under the direct supervision of Aditya Khanna, Ph.D. and Jonathan Ozik.Ph.D. in partnership with CCHE Director, John Schneider, M.D. and other Center faculty.
6) This opportunity provides the potential for significant professional growth by being part of an experienced team that has developed the widely-used, free and open-source Repast Suite of agent-based modeling toolkits.
7) Additionally, the successful candidate will have access to UChicago and Argonne high-performance computing resources.
8) The candidate will contribute to writing cutting-edge open source software to support critical population health research that integrates agent-based modeling, social network analysis, predictive analytics, and high-performance computing in a dynamic, interdisciplinary work environment.
9) Develop, test, debug, and maintain new and existing application software.
10) Work independently to define and document project requirements and provides overall technical guidance in design, architecture and implementation of software solutions.
11) Evaluate new technologies and software products to determine feasibility and desirability of incorporating their capabilities within research projects.
1) Enthusiasm for tackling critical problems in public health through computation modeling.
2) Facility with object-oriented programming and software design.
3) Experience with open source software and its development.
4) Familiarity with modern development practices, including the use of distributed repositories and continuous integration.
5) Interest in complex systems, network, and agent-based modeling.
6) Familiarity with Linux environments, including scripting.
7) Experience with high-performance computing.
1) Bachelorâ™s degree in Computer Science or in a computation field
1)Proficiency in modern C++ and either R or Python. Evidence of having developed test and requirements driven, modular code
2) Enthusiasm for tackling critical problems in public health through computation modeling
3) Facility with object-oriented programming and software design
4) Experience with open source software and its development
5) Familiarity with modern development practices, including the use of distributed repositories and continuous integration
6) Interest in complex systems, network, and agent-based modeling
7) Familiarity with Linux environments, including scripting
8) Experience with high-performance computing resources
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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