The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Biostatistics Facility and the Department of Human Genetics in the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh seek applicants with degrees in Human Genetics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics or a related field for a full-time assistant or associate professor (non-tenure stream) appointment. The hired individual will join a highly collaborative environment and will provide bioinformatics and computational biology support to pre-clinical, clinical and translational researchers engaged in genomics, data analytics, transcriptomics, microbiomics and related areas . Hillman is strongly supported by UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, which ranks among the top five universities in the country in terms of NIH-funded research
Located in the City of Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood, Hillman is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated matrix comprehensive cancer center focused on state-of-the-art cancer research, training the next generation of cancer researchers and engaging in outreach to the community. Hillman has over 300 members, seven scientific programs, fifteen supported shared resources, and an FY18 institutional funding base of nearly $157 million. During its 2015 NIH review, the Hillman Biostatistics Facility earned the highest possible score, "Exceptional."
The Department of Human Genetics has thriving MS and PhD programs including an MS program in genome bioinformatics. The department's research spans the full spectrum of human genetics research, with particular emphasis on statistical and bioinformatic approaches to dissecting complex disease.
Responsibilities will include working with 'omics pipelines, annotation tools, and data, including DNA sequence, RNAseq, methylation data, microbiome data, etc. The successful candidate will use or develop methods to prepare and analyze data from observational studies and clinical trials, train scientists in the use of analysis methods, and present results to scientific collaborators. He or she will supervise trainees and Master-level analysts in all of these areas. He or she will also make contributions to the teaching, mentoring, and service missions of the Department of Human Genetics.
The successful candidates must have a PhD in one of the fields described above and should ideally have experience with NCI-funded cancer centers. Excellent written and oral communication, computer, people management, and interpersonal skills are expected. The successful candidate will be hired as an employee of the University of Pittsburgh, with a competitive salary and benefits package (see www.hr.pitt.edu/benefits ) and a faculty appointment in the Department of Human Genetics. The s alary and rank will be commensurate with the candidate's background/experience and the corresponding salary range is as follows:
Assistant Professor - $80k - $96k
Associate Professor - $103k -$119k
The position start date is any time after February 10, 2020.
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.
Please note: At least three additional letters will be requested from referees identified independently of those provided by the candidate.
Review of applications will commence upon receipt of all materials and will continue until the position is filled.
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Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Statement, Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 20000620
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.