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Bioinformatics Programmer

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 06/21/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 10/29/2017
Working Title Bioinformatics Programmer
Job Classification Systems/Programmer II
Department Name 35242-Med-Biomedical Informatics
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135207
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Bioinformatics Programmer who will be responsible for the analyses and interpretation of large high-throughput biological datasets including (but not limited to) gene expression, SNP, and Next Gen sequencing technologies.

The incumbent will collaborate with biomedical researchers in genomics, bioinformatics, related disciplines, and assume significant responsibility for developing software programs used in research and development. Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the development of algorithms, the development of software (including web applications), the analysis and interpretation of results, and providing assistance with preparing manuscripts and grant proposals.

The incumbent will also be responsible for communicating his/her results to the principal investigator supervisor in a timely manner. The workload may span 2-3 related projects at a given time. The incumbent must be able to multitask, develop priorities, work in a fast-paced collaborative environment, and adapt to changing needs. Knowledge in machine learning is advantageous.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Master’s Degree preferred but is not required. Strong background in computer science or bioinformatics. Experience working with microarrays or complex biological data sets is highly desirable, as is fluency with basic statistical methods.

Strong programming experience is a must. Python programming on linux is preferable.
Web application development skills are highly desirable.
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 Bachelor's degree 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