Pennsylvania United States
11 Oct 2018
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11 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

This position will function as part of the Fajgenbaum laboratory within the Castleman Disease Center at Penn (CDCP), both of which are working to understand the etiology of and cell types, signaling pathways, and cytokines that drive idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease (iMCD) pathogenesis in order to identify novel treatment approaches. The data scientist/bioinformatician/computational biologist will work directly with other members of the laboratory and CDCP to analyze and integrate next-generation DNA and RNA sequencing (WES, WGS, single cell, etc.), T and B cell repertoire profiling, flow cytometry/CyTOF, serum and tissue proteomics, and path-omics machine learning datasets to provide novel and important insights into disease drivers.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.