Bioinformatics Scientist
Pittsburgh, PA 
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Posted 21 days ago
Job Description
Job Description
Job Title: Bioinformatics Scientist
Job ID: 73689209
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Special Tissue Typing
Location:

Description

Purpose:
The scientist works independently using a robust math toolbox to discover solutions for a diverse portfolio of interesting and challenging problems. The scientist develops, implements, and monitors advanced analytic, medical informatics, and predictive modeling tools for health care programs at the UPMC. The scientist normally works Monday through Friday day-light business hours or as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain SOP documentation related to bioinformatics processes such as NGS data analysis pipelines.
  • Development and maintenance of robust systems for managing and reporting NGS results.
  • Development and maintenance of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data analysis pipelines.
  • Assist with technical interpretation of NGS results in areas such as variant calling, copy number variation, or fusion detection.
  • Assist in the establishment of cutoffs and guidelines for interpretation of NGS results using statistical analysis.
  • Work with other lab members to publish new methods and results in scientific journals and conferences.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Sciences or Biology with with 1 years experience in a computational role OR M.S. degree M.S. degree with 2 or more years experience in a scientific role
  • Requirements:Linux/Unix.Python. Next-Generation Sequencing data analysis experience.Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience with Django, SQL, R, HTML/CSS, Javascript preferred.
  • Familiarity with commonly used databases and bioinformatics tools (e.g. samtools, bedtools, IGV, ANNOVAR, GATK) and file formats (e.g. BED, VCF, FASTQ, BAM) preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Person must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, enthusiasm and initiative on a daily basis.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment a must.
  • Attention to detail is critical to the success of this position

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
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    UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $37.40 to $63.36 / hour

    Union Position: No

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    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full Time
    Required Education
    Doctorate
    Required Experience
    1+ years
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