Bioinformatics Database Programmer/Analyst

University of Pittsburgh
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences - Magee-Womens Research Institute
United StatesPennsylvania Pittsburgh


The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Senior Programmer Analyst. The Senior Programmer will implement algorithms, mainly in Perl and C/Java, for analysis of biological data, including both text data and numerical data. The incumbent will also research, install, and maintain open source biological data analysis tools needed for the analysis of biological data sets generated by the research projects conducted at Magee-Women’s Research Institute. Other responsibilities include: analyze biological data using the open source tools and computer programs developed at Magee Women’s Research Institute, maintain and expand research expertise by acquiring new research techniques and keeping abreast of new knowledge, effectively communicates progress of research projects via meetings with, and written reports to, research investigators, performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors and performs other duties as assigned. The candidate will provide programming and bioinformatics support for biological data performed at the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI), the largest research institute in the U.S. devoted exclusively to women’s health research. The candidate’s work is critical to the success and future of the research projects performed at MWRI and will determine future grant funding. The candidate will install, maintain, develop, and run computer programs for next generation sequencing data analysis on a linux HPC. The incumbent will also analyze biological data using the open source tools and computer programs. And will expand research expertise by acquiring new research technique and keeping abreast of new knowledge. Strong programming skills in Perl, R/Splus, C, Python and Linux is required.

Salary is negotiable. Position is Monday - Friday Daylight, combination of on-campus and remote. Department will provide Visa sponsorship.


Bachelor's degree in computer science or related fields required; Masters degree or equivalent education in bioinformatics or computational biology, computer science, or related disciplines preferred. Strong programming skills in Perl and experience with Linux required. Programming skills in R/Splus, C, and Python preferred.

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

Send a CV and letter of interest to Tianjiao Chu, PhD at


Tianjiao Chu, PhD