Job Description

Job Title: Bioinformatics Supervisor
Job ID: 42001575
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: Clinical Genomics
Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232


Under the general direction of the manager or Clinical Genomics department head VP, Clinical Genomics, the Bioinformatics Supervisor supervises the day to day operation of individual contributors with in the Bioinformatics Team of the Genome Center. Evaluates client requests and manages resource assignments to clinical and research projects. Monitors and manages vendor relationships. Provides support for development, validation, and operational management of the team?s deliverables.


  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment is a must.
  • Ability to effectively approach problem solving.
  • Seeks feedback from management and team for development and effectively incorporates feedback into work and behaviors.
  • Responsible for continuous self-study, training, partnering with management, and/or seeking out opportunities to broaden scope to stay up to date with industry and organizational trends.
  • Participates and leads efforts to publish bioinformatics accomplishments in scientific or popular literature and presents work at scientific meetings.
  • Monitors version upgrades and vendor relationships including license agreements. Oversees and manages documentation of developmental efforts.
  • Responsible for demonstrating appropriate, clear, concise, and effective written and oral communications in all interactions to build relationships and accomplish day to day work and projects.
  • Provides input on budget planning.
  • Shows the ability to adjust and be flexible to change by adapting approach when necessary.
  • Responds to unfamiliar, undefined, unexpected or unstable situations with professionally prescribed standard response.
  • Works in collaboration with multiple teams and offers feedback, where appropriate, to complete individual and group efforts.
  • General:Facilitates successful completion of projects, tasks and initiatives by embracing a team-first approach.
  • Ability to re-engineer processes to positively impact productivity in terms of timeliness and accuracy.
  • Ability to interpret and summarize results of various analyses in a timely and meaningful way.
  • Works with Genome Center team, clients and vendors to evaluate, develop, implement, and validate bioinformatics solutions.
  • Creates and applies process improvements to increase product and service quality to achieve business objectives.
  • Guides the team to create clinical reports at requested turn-around-times.
  • Responsible for the team?s alignment to regulatory requirements.
  • Creates Standard Operating Procedures that adhere to regulatory guidelines and recommendations.
  • Clinical Lab Specific:Assures quality of information through validation testing, validation report generation, and team member training.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts to other managers and department leaders.
  • Ability to make decisions or recommendations based on various types and amounts of information.
  • Ability to successfully supervise a team of bioinformaticians to deliver on time and within budget.
  • Manages training, competency evaluations, and assignment schedule of bioinformatics team members.
  • Manages team member assignment and client communications for bioinformatics services.
  • Completes performance evaluations and coaches/mentors staff.
  • Team Administration: Supervises a team of bioinformaticians, variant scientists, software engineers and data scientists as part of the Genome Center.


  • Ph.D. or M.S. degree in Bioinformatics, Genetics, Biology, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or related fields.
  • Extensive related experience will be considered.Minimum of 7 years experience in bioinformatics and/or genetics.
  • Experience in healthcare related industries preferred.
  • Those with relevant experience in other industries will be considered.
  • Professional hands-on experience of large-scale bioinformatics analyses.
  • Extensive knowledge of bioinformatics algorithms and industry developments and dynamics.
  • Proficient understanding of clinical lab industry.
  • Proficient understanding of molecular methodologies and how they relate to client requests.
  • Proficient in cloud computing and utilization for genomic data management.Superior computer skills:
  • Programming experience in Python, R, and Perl.
  • Scripting proficiency un Unix/Linux.Experience in next-generation sequencing analysis.
  • Experience in clinical pipeline validations and reporting.
  • Experience in developing, standardizing and validation computational pipelines and algorithms for clinical and research genomic analysis.
  • Person must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, enthusiasm, and initiative on a daily basis.
  • Will manage multiple tasks and projects and forge strong interpersonal relationships with other teams and external audience.
  • Attention to detail is critical to the success of the position, with demonstrated competency in client orientation and the ability to deal with ambiguity.
  • Excellent planning, documentation, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving abilities.

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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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