Bioinformatician A

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
12 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2018
Ref
40-29997
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview    

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.

School/Center Overview    

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/

Duties    

Adam Naj’s Lab, part of the Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center (PNGC), is hiring a Bioinformatician/Programmer to participate in on-going research in large-scale genomics and transcriptomics projects looking at Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRDs). Duties related to this position will include: (a) programming and maintaining analytical and data processing pipelines, including some technical writing to support these tools; (b) integration of bioinformatic annotation resources into analyses of genomic data; © development and maintenance of web-based portals providing access to information from on-going analyses; and (d) administering cloud resources and local server maintenance in concert with Penn Medicine IT policies. The lab benefits from close collaboration with talented programmers, analysts, and lab technologists in the Schellenberg and Wang groups in the PNGC, and offers opportunities for career development and academic advancement at PSOM.

Qualifications    

Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Genetics, Epidemiology, Bioinformatics, Statistics, Biology or other related fields and three years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
Experience with management and analysis of human genetics data such as genome-wide association studies or next-generation sequencing data is required. 
Familiarity with R, Linux, SAS, Stata, C/C++, SQL, or web development strongly preferred.

Affirmative Action Statement    

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