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Research Assistant Professor, Computational Genomics and Information Technology for Neurodegeneration Research

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Job Location
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
Job Description

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure research track. Expertise is required in the specific area of human genetics, whole-genome/exome sequencing and structural variant analysis, functional genomics, computational biology, big data analysis and management, cloud computing, and/or software development and maintenance.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include leading a team of programmers and systems administrators in implementing and maintaining cloud-based platforms, algorithms, computer programs, databases, and websites for large genomic/multi-omic data management, sharing, and analysis. Other responsibilities include participating in collaborative and independent research programs related to human genetics with focus on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, co-supervision of postdoctoral fellows, students, and research staff, coordinating NIH-funded grant efforts with local, national, and international collaborators, and participation in writing grants, reports, and manuscripts.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science/engineering, data science, biostatistics or other related fields.

Applicants should have demonstrated excellent qualifications in research and experience in team/project management. Substantial experience in human genetics/genomics research, computational bioinformatics, publication of research results, and communication skills required.


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We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.
The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/ women/ individuals with disabilities/ protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

About Our Organization

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health System – together, Penn Medicine – have achieved the rare distinction of preeminence in each mission area –education, research, and clinical care. At Penn Medicine our missions are inextricably linked and interdependent -- with clinical care inspiring research, with research providing new clinical paradigms and hope for patients, and with education occurring in an environment teeming with curiosity and rigorous standards for evidence.

Building on historic standards of excellence, our faculty are renowned for translating fundamental discoveries into faster and more accurate diagnoses and providing the most innovative therapies for diseases, whether rare or common. In emerging areas of research, such as circadian biology, epigenetics, immunotherapy, precision therapeutics, and many others, we are leading the way by translating breakthrough science into exemplary patient care. Penn Medicine is a place where our diverse faculty, students, and staff work collaboratively to inspire us with creative ideas that we disseminate around the world to improve health.

The Perelman School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education and training of the next generation of physician-scientists and future leaders of academic medicine. With a top five ranking from US News and World Report, the nation's oldest medical school is indeed one of its best. Our students are among the finest in the nation. They are matched in quality by the high level of instruction and research that we offer. Penn ranks among the top AMCs in the country in research and training grants awarded to medical schools by the National Institutes of Health and is a leader in the commercialization of discovery. Our research strengths encompass all basic science, clinical, and population science disciplines, contributing to a rich and vibrant intellectual environment that generates wide-ranging innovation and advancement in patient-centric care.

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