The University of Pittsburgh's Drug Discovery Institute (UPDDI) is developing and implementing a web-based Microphysiology database (MPS-Db) for the capture and analysis of data from various microphysiological organ models as part of the Tissue-Chip-Testing-Center program sponsored by NCATS.
The requirements for the database include aggregation, analysis, and management of MPS data; integration of MPS data with human and animal exposure data; and the evaluation of MPS results with respect to a reference and clinical data. The MPS-Db was designed and developed to provide user access through the Internet and to access and retrieve relevant data from other Internet databases. We will be extending the MPS-Db to support the development of microphysiological disease models under the Disease Modeling and Efficacy Testing (MPS-DMET) program, also sponsored by NCATS.
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
Familiarity with popular APIs, frameworks, and technologies (e.g. jQuery, Django, AJAX).
Experience with Linux userspace tools including Bash scripting
Experience with Git version control
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to take initiative and work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary and national team
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.
Scheduled Work Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
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
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