University of Pittsburgh Software Developer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Position Information

Date Posted 03/14/2018

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 05/14/2018

Working Title Software Developer

Job Classification Systems/Programmer III

Department Name 35242-Med-Biomedical Informatics

Job Type Staff

Position Number 0133810

Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications

Position Description

The Department of Biomedical Informatics is committed to improving biomedical research and clinical care through the innovative application of informatics. Current funded projects explore areas such as genomic and proteomic data mining, natural language processing, machine learning, and biosurveillance.

The Department of Biomedical Informatics is currently seeking a Software Developer, the incumbent will be responsible for the analyses and interpretation of large high throughput biological datasets including but not limited to, expression, micro RNA, SNP, methylation and Next Gen sequencing technologies.

The 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. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to statistical analysis, algorithm development, interpretation of results, software development including data portals, assist with publications and grant proposals. The incumbent will also be responsible for communicating resulting to investigators in a timely manner and for working on multiple projects and PIs.

The incumbent must be able to multitask, develop priorities, work in a fast-paced collaborative environment and adapt to changing needs. Experience in software development in biotech or pharmaceutical industries is a plus.

Education Required Baccalaureate

Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience

Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Master’s Degree preferred.
One to two years of related experience in bioinformatics software development and large data systems data mining and analysis, and understanding of genomics and proteomics. Familiarity with microarrays and next generation sequencing data, and and understanding of basic statistical methods.

Strong background in bioinformatics, computer science, biology or related discipline. Experience working with microarrays or complex biological datasets 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++, Python, Unix Shell scripting, and UNIX cluster administration A successful candidate will have demonstrated an understanding of bioinformatics concepts and success in scientific creativity, collaboration, independent work, through graduate coursework and/or work experience

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.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.

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

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  • Do you have a Bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?

  • Yes

  • No

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  • Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)


  • Currently a University Employee



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  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette

  • Pittsburgh Technology Council

  • PittSource Search

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

Optional Documents