Data Analyst

The University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA4.2

The Department of Computational and Systems Biology at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Data Scientist to work on developing computational pipelines for the analysis of genomic data from immunotherapy clinical trials.

The data includes bulk and single-cell RNAseq, exome sequencing, and epigenetics. The candidate will work in close collaboration with Drs. Zarour (cancer immunology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center) and Chikina (Computational and Systems Biology) at the University of Pittsburgh.

Other projects may include building resources to host, visualize and analyze clinical and omics data and perform integrative network analysis.

Education Required Baccalaureate Minimum Related Experience Level Required Less than 1 year experience Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
B.A./B.S. degree in Computer Science, Statistics or related technical or scientific discipline. Experience with NGS pipelines. Requires independent thinking, resourcefulness, and foresight. Requires clarity and precision in explaining the use of software packages to others.

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 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 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