Web Programming Specialist - Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (A1700214)

Champaign, IL
Apr 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Description: Provide website programming expertise - particularly website programming and management - to support the development of educational modules for the KnowEnG Center, A Big Data to Knowledge Center for Excellence at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

PROGRAMMING: Utilize HTML, CSS, SQL, Javascript, D3 and PHP to build infrastructure for educational modules developed by the training component of the KnowEnG center. Assist the Principal Investigator and the research team to develop complex algorithms to facilitate the rapid production of training modules. Integrate different scientific disciplines to produce training modules using related knowledge and expertise. Work with the existing team of engineers to develop parallel algorithms and implement Java Script and R web interfaces.

WEB SITE MANAGEMENT: Develop and test web modules that can be integrated into the KnowEnG framework. Monitor online analytics tools and prepare recommendations based on site performance. Stay current with latest trends in website design, accessibility, usability, and make recommendations for incorporating new features into the sites. Carry out testing, documentation, and deployment of current and future sites. Work closely with Engineers and Scientists in the KnowEnG center. Participate in meetings and discussions, and implement action items in a timely and efficient manner.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Programming, Computer Science, Marketing, Communications, or related field. Alternate degree fields will be considered/accepted based upon the nature and depth of experience as it relates to this position.


Required: Three years of applicable experience.

Preferred: Natural Language Processing, background in Bioinformatics or biological sciences.

Required: Knowledge of HTML; CSS; SQL; PHP; JavaScript and D3. Effective personal relations, communication, organizational, and team member skills. Demonstrated ability to perform effectively with a professional demeanor in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities, with minimal supervision. An attention to detail. Proficiency in commonly-employed software and databases.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is a 12-month, 100% time academic professional appointment with regular University benefits. The proposed starting date is negotiable after the close date.

Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of interest (including email address), resume and contact information for three professional letters of reference by May 12, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. For further information regarding the application procedures, you may contact Jacinda King, jkking@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Organization Name: Institute for Genomic Biology
College Name or Administrative Unit: Vice Chancellor for Research
Category: Academic Professional
Open Date: 04/07/2017
Close Date: 05/12/2017


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