CSS Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber, one of the most integrated clinical, genomic and proteomic research facilities in the world, acquires and stores thousands of clinical samples each year within its tissue repository and carries out analysis using a proprietary data management and analysis system. Researchers analyze samples at the cellular and molecular level using advanced experimental platforms both in-house and in collaboration with other leading research institutions to identify biomarkers that are important to disease development and progress, so that new diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic targets can be developed. CSS Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber’s primary focus is improving patient care and the quality of life for the patient and their family by rapidly translating molecular and clinical research.



This position is responsible for providing data analysis and data mining support in integrative biomedical research on breast cancer, as wells as other cancer types using data acquired with genomic and proteomic technologies to integrate with clinicopathologic data acquired internally, with collaborators and from public databases. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Students anticipating graduation of a degree within 6 months and capable of working on a part-time basis are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, or a closely related field; candidates who have programming experience and are willing to receive training on bioinformatics are particularly encouraged and may be placed in a part-time track initially. High levels of proficiency in programming skills using R, Python, and/or Perl, experience in Linux environments and cloud computing systems. Experience in data science and applying computational methods to genomic data is highly desirable. Experience in the development of statistical methods and algorithms would be an additive.

PROGRAM MANAGER (June 12, 2020)

This position supports the Director of Research Operations with managing research programs and identifying ways to improve manpower utilization, work flow and procedures to increase efficiency and productivity. Track program activities by developing schedules and implement recovery plans for off-schedule and unanticipated events. Bachelor of Business Administration degree required. 2 years related experience required preferably in a life sciences setting.


The Director is expected to possess and understand major molecular biology laboratory work skills and genomics research experimental platforms, with experience leading large scale molecular biology processing such as extractions of biomolecules from human tissues to support a new major multi-year research project. The director has the responsibility for managing the day to day operations of the Molecular Lab, including managing projects, personnel and budgets. Strong teamwork is required for collaboration with the biobank, informatics infrastructure, and other departments of the Institute, as well as with external medical and research centers. In addition the director has input into the institutional planning and yearly budgeting exercises. It is expected that the director proposes and executes new projects and actively identify and pursue new funding opportunities. Other responsibilities include maintaining a vigorous research program and assuring the communication of research results, through presentations and publications. PhD or equivalent in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field required; master’s degree with five years’ experience is considered PhD equivalent. A wide range of hands-on experiences using molecular and biochemical experimental methods including major genomic experimental platforms are required. Experience in proteomic experimental platforms is a plus. Other preferred qualifications include, 10+ years of work experience after post-doctoral training, 5+ year’s managerial experience, a strong publications track record, and experience in grant applications.

IT DEVELOPER III (June 12, 2020)

The Biomedical Informatics Group is responsible for providing informatics and analytical support to the daily operations of the institute, and conducting biomedical informatics research in both technological and scientific fields. This is an advanced developer position that is
responsible for infrastructure development and providing informatics support to the operations in the institute and partners. A strong capability in database and software application development is critical to develop and maintain databases, and to conduct data modeling, querying, and analysis. This position requires extensive communications with supervisors, peers, and subordinates, both within and outside of the organization. Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or related technical degree required. Four years minimum of application development in C#, C++, Java, or other Object-Oriented language is required. Three years minimum of developing web-based applications in a professional environment. Full understanding of Agile development model. Advanced full life cycle experience in software development process including requirements analyses, design, architecture, coding, testing and maintenance. Familiarity with script programming language such as Perl. Familiarity with data analysis software, such as SAS or R. Working experience with databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, and Microsoft Access. Being able to use Windows OS and Microsoft Office applications. Abstract preparation and writing is a plus.


This position will lead data analysis and mining to support integrative biomedical research on breast cancer, as well as, other cancer types, using data acquired with proteomic and genomic technologies to integrate with clinicopathologic data acquired internally, with collaborators and from public databases. The successful applicant will join a highly interactive and multidisciplinary research environment including clinicians, bench research scientists, and biomedical informaticians, to work both independently and collaboratively within the team. PhD in bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, or a related discipline is required with two years of postdoctoral experience preferred. Must have proven capability in applying bioinformatics software to analyzing data from major experimental platforms such as mass spectrometry proteomics, protein arrays, tissue microarrays, DNA/RNA sequencing, and other array-based genomic experimental platforms. Relational database knowledge and programming capability are expected. The successful applicant will lead bioinformatics research projects and provide data analysis support to other researchers. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the capability to write reports and scientific papers are required.


How to Apply

Please print and complete an application (link below) and submit with resume and cover letter by e-mail to, by mail or by fax 814-467-3453

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Windber Research Institute
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