University of Pennsylvania COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY RESEARCH SCIENTIST in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 40-29432
Posted Job Title COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY RESEARCH SCIENTIST
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org ID-Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
Posted to the Web 07/24/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 028
Employment Type Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9-6
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
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 University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. http://www.med.upenn.edu/
The successful candidates will work closely with experimental biologists and be responsible for developing tools to analyze epigenomic (histone modification and DNA methylation) and genomic (Gro-seq, ChIP-seq) data. Expertise in developing bioinformatics tools using data mining and signal processing is highly recommended. We are seeking a computational biologist with research interests in the functional analysis of genome-wide datasets, in the context of metabolic research. An individual with background in the application or development of state-of-the art computational tools for evaluating Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) studies of transcription factors and epigenetic modifications/factors and large data sets are most highly desired. The most appropriate candidate will take advantage of close interactions with colleagues in IDOM, as well as the Cardiovascular Institute and Epigenetics Institute, which are co-localized in a new research building. Training in experimental biology and interest in systems biology, epigenetics/chromatin biology and/or metabolism would be useful, but not required. Examples of recent IDOM research involving analysis of big data include PMIDs 29760084, 29439026, 29517978, 28951829. For more information about the IDOM, see www.med.upenn.edu/idom.
The minimum of a Master’s degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. An ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics/computer science/physics or a related filed, be highly motivated in solving biological problems and have strong programming skills.
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