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Bioinformatician

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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    192193667

UPCI Research Lab-Zarour - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (22007832)

The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Medicine is seeking highly motivated researchers with strong analytical and statistical skills to join Dr. Zarour laboratory at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center (HCC) and University of Pittsburgh (UPitt). Our laboratory works in the field of cancer immunology and Immunotherapy from the laboratory into the clinic. We are involved in the evaluation of patients' samples collected in the context of novel immunotherapy of cancer and are using high dimensional single cell techniques for the fine evaluation of antitumor immune responses in the periphery and tumor sites.

Preferably a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning or related technical field, or at least a Masters degree in one of these disciplines.
  • Technical qualifications: modeling, hypothesis testing and machine learning, website development, programming languages including at least Python, R, and MATLAB
  • Experience on Unix or Linux
  • Demonstrated work in academic environment with data from multi-omics datasets
  • Demonstrable experience in software engineering with strong computer science fundamentals in algorithm design and problem-solving
  • Strong passion, interest and quick learning abilities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented with an initiative to drive tasks to completion
  • Ability to work well in a group and independently with minimal supervision Bonus Qualifications
  • Experience with TensorFlow, Keras or another deep-learning framework
  • Background in computational biology, applied mathematics or statistics
  • Experience with life science, single-cell multi-omics data or big data
  • Expertise in specialized areas such as optimization, natural language processing, reinforcement learning, probabilistic inference, information retrieval or recommendation systems
  • Knowledge of public bioinformatics databases and tools
  • Familiarity with big data technology stack (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, Hive, HDFS etc.)
  • Experience with AWS.


The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.

Department Details The Hillman Cancer Center is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is not only one of our fundamental values, it is critical in helping us provide the highest level of care to people we treat at our centers, as well as support life changing research. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status.
Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Systems/Programmer.IV
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule monday - friday
Work Arrangement Hybrid: Combination of On-Campus and Remote work as determined by the department.
Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances Not Applicable
Required Documents Resume
Optional Documents Cover Letter





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Posted: 2022-09-20 Expires: 2022-10-22

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