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This Week in Jobs Pittsburgh: Snakes!

The giant black snake in the tree is apparently harmless.

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Go outside, they said.

It’ll be fun, they said.

Hikers in Frick Park late last week snapped a picture of a massive black snake up in a tree, and the city hasn’t been the same since.

The very large snake, which looks straight out of the Amazon, is actually believed to be native to Pittsburgh, said the pros at the Pittsburgh Zoo. Called a Black Rat Snake, this non-venomous reptile poses no threat to humans, but the sight of it sneaking up a tree will haunt your dreams.

So, instead of risking a spook in the great outdoors, why not stay inside, follow the snake on Twitter, and check out the latest job prospects? We promise none of them include snakes.

The News

A hearty welcome to the first cohort of AlphaLab Health, Innovation Work’s new healthcare and life science accelerator.

SAE and Argo AI announced a collaboration to create an autonomous vehicle training program.

You don’t have to travel cross-state to be a part of Philly Tech Week:

  • Sign up for Introduced by, a daylong conference on Thursday, May 13 to learn about new ideas, people, and opportunities that can help build better companies.
  • Hop online to check out’s annual Developer’s Conference on Tuesday, May 11.

University of Pittsburgh, ExOne and Ansys are creating a sustainable copper filter for PPE to combat COVID-19 and other viruses.

In April,’s taking a look at female founders and funding. The latest coverage reveals that women seeking venture capital have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Jobs

The Remote Jobs

The End

Don’t forget that looking up is just as important as looking down. May your hikes be snake-free this week.

If you want to check on new jobs in the mid-Atlantic region, go ahead and sift through’s jobs board any time.

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