Job Posting

Title Student Software Development Research Assistant
Company TMW Center for Early Learning +Public Health, University of Chicago

Student Software Development Research Assistant, Tech Platform
TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health, University of Chicago  
The TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health (TMW Center) develops science-based interventions, tools, and technologies to help parents and caregivers interact with young children in ways that maximize brain development. A rich language environment is critical to healthy brain development, however few tools exist to measure the quality or quantity of these environments. Access to this type of data allows caregivers to enhance interactions in real-time and gives policy-makers insight in how to best build policies that have a population-level impact. 

The TMW Tech Platform is a suite of software applications that host our interventions and collect data about their use and impact to power program evaluation and further development. The Platform is currently in use in several of TMW’s impact areas across the United States. In the future, the Platform will be leveraged to further scale our work and will play a critical role in our ambitious research agenda. Over time, we envision the Platform will help connect practitioners across often-siloed systems and eventually help facilitate data sharing and standardization practices. Eventually, the TMW Tech Platform will amass a robust database, offering an invaluable resource to policymakers, practitioners, and researchers working to understand and improve the early development of all children.

Job responsibilities
We are seeking a student software developer with experience in computer science and software development. This is a unique opportunity to work on a high-impact codebase with a growing user base. Student developers could work across a range of areas, including but not limited to design, research, QA, and automated testing, and frontend and backend development.  

Key responsibilities could include:  
Code high-volume and scalable software using React, .NET, SQL, ReST APIs
Document source code thoroughly and clearly
Build and develop new user facing experiences / visualizations 
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Candidates are encouraged to submit a Github link or other technical portfolio with their application. Preference will be given to those interested in and available to work for more than one quarter.

Preferred Qualifications:
Working towards a Master's degree in computer science or similar degree
Experience building, breaking, and rebuilding software applications
Experience creating real-world products using creative problem solving and iteration
Experience with any of these: Docker, Contentful, Coravel Pro,, Tableau

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter (not to exceed one page) via UChicagoGRAD.

This position is offered to Master's students. Undergraduates are not eligible.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. Job seekers with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should contact the Employment Office by calling 773-702-8900 or by emailing with their request.

Location UCMC
Deadline 30 November 2023

To apply for this role, visit UChicagoGRAD and search for "
Student Software Development Research Assistant"

Job Type Part Time