Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Pennsylvania - Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center
Job Location
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The University of Pennsylvania provides a generous benefits package for postdoctoral researchers. Please see for more information.

Job Description

The Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center (PNGC) invites applications for postdoctoral researcher positions to study genetics, epidemiology, genomics, systems biology, and bioinformatics of Alzheimer's Disease and other relevant neurodegenerative disorders. The researcher will be mentored by PNGC faculty member(s) and may contribute to national collaborative projects such as Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC) and Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP). More information about these projects can be found at the PNGC website,


Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in computer science, statistics, biology, or other related fields. Expertise in genetics, algorithmic development, machine learning, data mining, and/or skills in GWAS and next-generation sequencing data preferred.

About Our Organization

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center (PNGC) studies genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease and other related dementia. Our researchers apply high throughput genotyping and sequencing technologies to analyze tens of thousands of genomes and find novel genes.  New experimental approaches, algorithms, and databases are developed in order to translate these findings into biological knowledge about the disease and new directions for drug discovery and preventive strategies.

PNGC supports the following scientific and educational activities: 

  • Lead large genetics/genomics collaborations
  • Research new experimental and computational approaches
  • Develop computational/experimental resources for nationwide and international projects
  • Provide education and training for next generation scientists in related area


Students whose classmates are interested in science are more likely to think about a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, a new study says.

CNBC reports that the genetic counseling field is expected to grow as personalized medicine becomes more common.

Gladys Kong writes at Fortune that her STEM background has helped her as a CEO.

Social scientists report that the image of the 'lone scientist' might be deterring US students from STEM careers.