Research Specialist
University of Chicago - Chicago, IL

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Type of Position

Staff

Number of Positions Available

1

Division

Physical Sciences

Department

22262-PSD-Computer Science

  • Standard Summary
Principal contribution is the application of principles and knowledge relevant to the administration and support of the research project. Under limited direction, performs complex lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making contributions to methodology. Collects, records and analyzes data. Conducts literature reviews. Participates in writing reports and manuscripts. Oversees the management of equipment and supplies. Ensures compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates. Trains and oversees the work of research support personnel. Responsibilities may include the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research findings at staff meetings, seminars, and scientific conferences; assisting with building databases; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects. Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing experiments. May serve as a lead research specialist in smaller labs.

About the Unit

Unit Job Summary

Research Specialist: Principal contribution is the application of principles and knowledge relevant to the administration and support of the research project. Under limited direction, performs complex lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making contributions to methodology. Collects, records and analyzes data. Conducts literature reviews. Participates in writing reports and manuscripts. Oversees the management of equipment and supplies. Ensures compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates. Trains and oversees the work of research support personnel.

Responsibilities may include the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research findings at staff meetings, seminars, and scientific conferences; assisting with building databases; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects.

Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing experiments. May serve as a lead research specialist in smaller labs. Works closely with researchers to create design flows and new experimental infrastructure for research experiments that push the envelope of the state of the art. Guides selection, configuration, and integration of complex, advanced computer-aided design (CAD) tools for computer design from vendors such as Synopsys, Mentor Graphics and Cadence. Develops software to close gaps in design flows, the software manipulates and transforms complex design representations (netlists, chip layout, circuits, topology, capacitance, etc.), to make complex design flows work. Identifies problems and debugs complex configuration and design flow problems tenaciously, enabling research at the leading edge.

Education

Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering required.

Master's degree in a related area or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience

A minimum of four years of experience with computer architecture, design, simulation, or equivalent required.

Experience with standard programming languages such as C++, C, and Python required.

Competencies

Ability to train others required.

Knowledge of TCP/IP network services, system utilities, hardware installation, and OS installation required.

Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.

Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.

Analytical skills required.

Problem-solving skills required.

Attention to detail required.

Organizational skills required.

Verbal and written communication skills required.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.

Ability to learn new procedures, techniques, and approaches quickly required.

Required Job Seeker Documents

Resume

Cover Letter

Optional Job Seeker Documents

Resume

Cover Letter

Work Location

Campus - Hyde Park

Other Work Location

Work Schedule

Full-Time

Hours/Week

40

If other than regular hours (M-F, 8:30-5:00) please detail

regular hours

Benefits Eligible?

Yes

Union (If applicable):
Non-Union

Pay Grade

NA

Pay Range

Depends on Qualifications

Pay Frequency

Monthly

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

No

Is a Background Check Required?

Yes

Is Drug Testing Required?

No

Employee Referral Bonus Amount

None

Posting Date

10-17-2012

Remove from posting on or before

04-17-2013

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