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Senior Software Developer

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 10/03/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 12/03/2017
Working Title Senior Software Developer
Job Classification Systems/Programmer IV
Department Name 35242-Med-Biomedical Informatics
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0128212
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) brings together a diverse group of faculty who are committed to improving biomedical research and clinical care through the application of innovative technologies. The department is currently seeking a Senior Software Developer.

The Senior Software Developer will be responsible for the analyses and interpretation of large high throughput biological data sets including but not limited to, expression, micro RNA, SNP, methylation and Next Gen sequencing technologies. Incumbent will collaborate with biomedical researchers in genomic, proteomics, imaging, bioinformatics and related disciplines and assume significant or primary responsibility for providing bioinformatics solutions for translational research. Incumbent will be a contact person for the bioinformatics requests to the CBS core and will oversee projects start to finish in addition to providing the analysis support.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to developing project plans, allocating resources, coordinating timelines, monitoring and documenting progress for multiple projects, statistical analysis, algorithm development, interpretation of results, software development including data portals, assist with publications and grant proposals.

Incumbent will be responsible for evaluating and establishing project requirements and resources (including hardware, software, storage) and communicating results to investigators in a timely manner and for working on multiple projects and PIs.

The Senior Software Developer must be able to multitask, develop priorities, work in a fast-paced collaborative environment and adapt to changing needs. The incumbent will also be responsible in training new bioinformatics analysts joining the team. Experience in software development in biotech or pharmaceutical industries is a plus.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Five years of related experience in bioinformatics software development and large data systems data mining and analysis, and in-depth understanding of genomics and proteomics. Experience working with microarrays or complex biological data sets is required, as is fluency with basic statistical methods.

Strong background in bioinformatics, computer science, biology or related discipline. Experience working with microarrays or complex biological data sets is required, as is fluency with basic statistical methods.
Incumbent must have experience with computational analysis frameworks such as R or MATLAB, and experience with major public genomic databases such as GenBank, UniGene, Ensembl, Entrez and UCSC genome browser. Familiarity with bioinformatics tools like Bioconductor and Cytoscape is a bonus.

Incumbent must have programming experience with Java, C/C++, Perl and must be familiar with the Unix operating system. Candidate must have an experience working with multiple PIs and handling multiple projects simultaneously.

A successful candidate will have demonstrated success in scientific creativity, collaboration, and independent work.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree or higher or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents