The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Immunology at the School of Medicine is seeking a Bioinformatics Scientist in the Vignali Lab (Vignali-lab.com).
The Bioinformatics Scientist will work as a computational biologist/bioinformatics who will focus on analyses and management of multi-omics datasets (with emphasis on single-cell and bulk RNAseq, ATACseq and ChIPseq data) relevant to the study of immune cells in mouse and human cancer and autoimmune microenvironments.
This position will incorporate a wide range of skills and activities, including: -Working in close collaboration with experimental scientists to assist their high throughput NGS project design, data analysis, and data presentation. -Training lab members in basic computational biology/bioinformatics data analysis, including the use of programs in R and C++. -Carrying out independent computation research projects involving methods development, novel algorithm development and/or high-level data analysis of lab-generated and publically available datasets.
Qualifications include the following:
-Ph.D. is required, with a preferred field of study in computational biology; other fields of study are acceptable if equivalent expert knowledge can be demonstrated.
-At least three years of post-graduate research experience in computational biology or equivalent field is required.
-Ability to apply and be proficient in R, C++, Perl/Python, and shell scripting in Linux environment is also required.
-The incumbent will be expected to follow best coding practices: issue tracking, source code control, unit testing, and documentation management.
-Expertise in biostatistics, image analysis, machine learning, and/or database management are desirable assets.
-Experience in analyzing single-cell and bulk RNAseq, ATACseq, and/or ChIPseq data (and other NGS datasets) is also required.
-Experience in clustering, differential gene expression, gene set enrichment analysis, and/or TCR/BCR sequencing analysis is also highly desirable.
-Experience in the cancer immunology or basic immunology field is highly desirable.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: Varies
Hiring Range: $46,644.00 - $76,440.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: Yes
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, Cover Letter
Optional Documents: Not Applicable
Internal Number: 19007535
About University of Pittsburgh
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