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Bioinformatics Scientist

  • Job ID: 142056202
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylight hours
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Molecular Gen Path
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $38.15 to $64.63 / hour

Description

The Molecular and Genomic Pathology Laboratory (MGP) is a dynamic state-of-the-art clinical laboratory that prides itself on providing the highest quality of patient care in the fields of inherited diseases, hematological malignancies, and solid tumors utilizing cutting edge molecular testing platforms and informatics approaches exemplified by next-generation sequencing. MGP offers its staff a challenging and rewarding career by offering a wide variety of job responsibilities as well as opportunities to identify and build upon individual strengths. MGP promotes lab-wide collaboration and teamwork where each staff member is valued for their unique skill set they can offer the team.

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:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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