Position Available: IT Technical Associate (Translational Research Application Developer)

By: 
Lauren Walsh
Post date: 
May 2, 2017


The University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Clinical Translational Science is seeking an Information Technology Technical Associate (Translational Research Application Developer).

The IT Technical Associate will work with CCTS Administration, Cores and Programs to design and develop data driven solutions supporting clinical and translational research at UIC.  The IT Technical Associate is responsible for designing and developing back-end and front-end solutions within to provide customized, integrated software solutions to clients and internal team. This includes understanding client needs, analyzing data, coding, testing and implementation within configuration tools and database and web technologies (SQL, Microsoft Visual Studio .Net, HTML, etc.) and creating end-user documentation and training support.

Key Responsibilities / Duties: 

  • Design and develop user friendly programming solutions and applications for integrated applications using a variety of languages, platforms and streaming devices such as HTML, Microsoft Visual Studio .Net, PHP, JavaScript , ASP, Python, Perl to support clinical and translational research and center activities to ensure successful execution of research goals.  Collaborate with CCTS Directors, staff and investigators to analyze and identify and interpret user needs, define requirements, and create program coding solutions. Documents the current system work flow processes, activities, data elements and overall program goals and objectives.
  • Develop project plans, specifications, and modifications. Verify and validate application performance, documents results, and refines software as needed to achieve goals.
  • Develop, analyze and modify existing core software programs. Develop and troubleshoots application problems. Design application interfaces. Perform coding, testing and debugging activities to check for faults and errors.
  • Maintain and update websites, servers and software applications. Design and direct implementation of enhancements, interfaces and revised functions. Assure proper integration with other computer systems, applications, and data warehouse and data mart.
  • Design, build and maintain relational databases; develops and implements strategies for data acquisition, archive recovery, and maintenance.
  • Create and enforce procedures and standards for coding development and testing. Develop, encode, debug and deploy new applications. Conduct system tests and maintenance activities after implementation. Monitor application functionality and implement improvements to ensure optimal performance. Prepare data dictionary and technical documentation of new application, and training guides and procedural manuals for the users.
  • Maintains an accurate report of equipment and software malfunctions. Provides referral to supervisor when problems occur which are beyond the skills of the Computer Programmer/Analyst; and tracks the problem until it has been resolved.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications Required:

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or relevant technical major such as MIS, Mathematics, Information Management, Decision Support, Engineering
  2. Minimum 5 years progressively more responsible IT Development experience including demonstrated experience in developing and/or modifying new and existing applications, including requirement analysis, design, code, test, debug, implementation and maintenance. 
  3. Demonstrated experience with SQL, HTML, XHTML, Microsoft Visual Studio .Net, JavaScript. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with relational database concepts and systems, including strong SQL skills
  • Knowledge of computer application development, implementation and analysis techniques.
  • Strong technical background with proven problem solving and analytical skills, troubleshooting ability, and self-motivated work ethic
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical individuals
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimal supervision

To Apply:

For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by clicking the Apply for Position: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=78904&job=information-technology-technical-associate-translational-research-application-developer-ccts

Please upload all valid certifications and transcripts within the document section of your online application. All civil service positions require an exam.  The exam for this position is a Credentials Assessment. You will not be required to report in person for this exam.

Credential Assessment Exam Scoring Information:

You will not be required to report in person for this exam. The updated online application and all uploaded, relevant documents, such as a resume and/or college transcript will be used in the calculation of the exam score. These documents should be uploaded prior to the position close date.

When completing your online application, please be sure to provide your full work history within the application including detailed information about your job knowledge and specific duties and responsibilities, as your qualifications for any Civil Service position will be primarily determined based on what is contained in the application. Dates of employment and if employed on a full or part time basis (including number of hours per week) must be indicated for each position held. Additional consideration will be given to supporting documentation i.e. resume, transcripts, licenses, and certifications so please be sure to attach all applicable documents.

A degree is required, you must provide official transcripts. Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications MUST be uploaded electronically to your online application through the "Documents" page on the Civil Service Employment Application (page 4). Be sure to select the appropriate document type before uploading the document. If your educational institution provides electronic transcripts, please have them sent to hross@uic.edu

If your educational institution doesn’t provide electronic transcripts, they must mail the transcripts to:

University of Illinois at Chicago
Recruitment and Staffing
Human Resources Building Room 109
715 S. Wood Street M/C 862
Chicago IL 60612
Attn: CC7911 IT Tech Associate COM/CCTS

If an application and all applicable forms, transcripts, and supporting documents are not submitted by the close date, the applicant/employee will not be considered for this position and will be denied.

For fullest consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than Friday May 12, 2017

We appreciate your interest in employment at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. This position requires Illinois residency within 180 days of the hire date.