Job:Bioinformatics Engineer at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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Bioinformatics Engineer

The Division of Molecular & Genomic Pathology at UPMC Presbyterian is seeking a full-time bioinformatics engineer to support next-generation sequencing for clinical testing. This position will assist in building and maintaining robust clinical systems for the analysis of large-scale genomics data. Proficiency with Linux/Unix environments with some system administration experience is critical. Some software development experience would be preferred. Basic knowledge of molecular biology and genomics is preferred but not required. Examples of duties for which this position will be responsible include:

  • User interface development - improve existing and create new user interfaces in Python/Django-based web applications, identify process improvements
  • Improve and manage software testing and error handling for Python/Django-based web applications
  • Assist in software deployment and improving deployment plans
  • Data storage administration - design and implement automated backup solutions, monitor performance and free disk space, setup and optimize drive mounts for transferring large amounts of data
  • Troubleshoot NGS server hardware and software issues e.g. diagnose hardware failures and coordinate with lab technologists and service personnel to resolve them, troubleshoot firewall and network configuration issues

Technical requirements


  • Linux/Unix proficiency
  • Python scripting experience (application development preferred)
  • HTML/CSS and basic web development skills


  • Django
  • SQL
  • Javascript, JQuery
  • NGS data analysis experience
  • Shell scripting
  • Docker, containers, or virtualization experience

For more information and to apply with CV/resume, please contact More information about the Division of Molecular & Genomic Pathology can be found at

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