Pennsylvania, United States
23 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Aug 2020
Contract Type
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.

Posted Job Title

Job Profile Title
Bioinformatician C

Job Description Summary

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.

Job Description

Bioinformatician C

This position will act as an Administrative Assistant Director at the Penn Center for Global Genomics.  Duties include assisting the Center Director with developing and administering Center activities in addition to conducting research related to genomic studies of health disparities.  Duties will include maintaining the Center website, organizing and teaching genomics and bioinformatics workshops, organizing symposia, working as needed on collaborative projects for the center, assisting with obtaining funding for the Center and conducting independent research.  The Administrative Assistant Director will develop and implement methods for analyzing highly complex genomic, transcriptomic, and/or epigenetic datasets for which there is linked phenotype data. They will assist with QC and storage of large genomics datasets.  They will assist with supervising/training of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and research technicians. They will take a lead role in publishing papers and in writing grants.  


The minimum of a Master's degree in biomedical science and a minimum of 5 years of experience in bioinformatics, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Ideal candidates will have training in bioinformatics and/or statistical analysis of genomic and phenotypic data in order to identify genetic variants associated with disease risk.  Experience in global health related research and administrative experience is also desired.

Position contingent upon funding

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$72,837.00 - $138,391.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

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.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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