Temporary Software Engineer Intern

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 13-Jan-24

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Other Staff/Administrative

Internal Number: JR24921

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The University of Chicago's Proteomics Platform is seeking a Temporary Software Engineer to play a pivotal role in driving advanced proteomics research data analysis and analysis tools development. As an integral member of our dynamic team, the successful candidate will focus on designing, developing, and implementing sophisticated software solutions crucial for analyzing and interpreting complex proteomics data. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute significantly to groundbreaking research and technological advancements in the field of proteomics.


  • The candidate will closely work with Proteomics Platform Director to facilitate and enhance data analysis pipeline.

  • Execute computational analysis including global proteomics, clinical proteomics, phosphoproteomics, and metaproteomics projects with Python or R or existing standard analysis packages/softwares.

  • Develop interactive analysis platform for collaborator.

  • Provide analyses and visualization for presentations and publications.

  • Lead in development of new software tools to automate, process, analyze and visualize high-throughput multidimensional proteomics data.

  • Plans own resources to implement or modify existing web-based bioinformatics tools.

  • Performs other related work as needed.


  • Assist in the processing and analysis of proteomic data, using various bioinformatics tools and software or develop new analysis tools for the specific project.

  • Provide support in research projects, including data collection, database management.

  • Participate in collaborative projects with other research units, contributing to the development and implementation of bioinformatics or software solutions.

  • Engage in learning opportunities to stay updated with the latest trends and techniques in bioinformatics and proteomics and novel user interface building (e.g. dashboard).

Education, Experience, or Certifications:


  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a Bachelor's or Master's program in Data Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or a related field required.

  • Coursework or experience in proteomics or molecular biology is preferred.


  • Previous experience in a laboratory setting is preferred.

  • Familiarity with programing languages such as R and Python preferred.

  • Strong computational and analytical skills preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • No specific licenses or certifications required for this position. However, any relevant certifications in bioinformatics or related fields will be considered favorably.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Primarily in a laboratory setting with some office work.

  • General office activities including sitting, standing, and computer usage.

  • This is a part-time internship, with flexible hours to accommodate academic commitments.

Required Documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

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 the Applicant Inquiry Form.

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