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The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center & the Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology are actively seeking a full-time Biomedical Data Scientist 2 to work on the UHealth campus. The Biomedical Data Scientist 2 will design, build, and maintain bioinformatic pipelines and tools and integrate them with Sylvester's internal end-user data analytics platform. The candidate will be performing their activities within an interdisciplinary team of research scientists, data engineers and full-stack developers and will be using state-of-the-art software development practices.

The ideal candidate should have a passion for data science and be comfortable with building production-ready solutions that will enhance the research activities of the university's members.


  • Develop and maintain production pipelines for processing and analyzing biomedical research and clinical data: (e.g. bulk/single-cell RNA-seq, WGS/WES, ATAC-seq)
  • Develop visualization and computational tools for the exploration and analysis of large scale multi-omic datasets
  • Integrate algorithms and pipelines with Sylvester's internal end-user data analytics platform
  • Write standard operating procedures and other relevant documentation


  • PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, data science, computer science, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Fluency in R or python and Unix (bash)
  • Experience with NGS data analysis, using common bioinformatics tools (BWA, STAR, Picard, GATK etc.)
  • Experience using bioinformatics workflow management systems (e.g. Cromwell) and pipeline workflow languages (e.g. WDL)
  • Familiarity with version control (Git)
  • Highly motivated, strong work ethic, and able to work independently and with a team
  • Excellent skills in communication, organization, and time management
  • 5 years of relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 4 years of experience in bioinformatics
  • Experience developing and implementing scalable data management and infrastructure
  • Experience with Cloud Computing Environments (e.g. Azure)
  • Familiarity with relational (e.g. PostgreSQL) and/or NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB)
  • Familiarity with container technologies (e.g. Docker)
  • Familiarity with machine learning frameworks (e.g. Scikit-learn, Tensorflow), developing and deploying machine learning models
  • Familiarity with High Performance Computing

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills And Attitudes

  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
  • Skill in collecting, organizing and analyzing data
  • Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office)
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza (the flu) season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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