Pennsylvania United States
17 Sep 2018
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17 Nov 2018
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.

The Berger Laboratory and Wherry Laboratory are seeking a bioinformatician to join our team researching the epigenetic mechanisms of T cell exhaustion and cancer immunotherapy. The candidate will lead the bioinformatics efforts of the team, working closely with wet-bench scientists and bioinformaticians from both labs. Thus, understanding the biological questions and providing rigorous statistical and bioinformatic expertise is a requirement of this position. The candidate should have statistics and bioinformatics experience, basic programming skills (familiarity with python, R, and bash), and a background or strong interest in epigenetics, immunology, or cancer immunotherapy. The candidate will manage large repositories of sequence data, and perform analyses on different types of sequencing datasets, including but not limited to CUT & RUN, ChIP-Seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-Seq, and HiC. The individual will also assist in writing manuscripts and grants, with a focus on the statistical and bioinformatics aspects.

The minimum of a Master’s degree and three years of data analysis experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Data Science, Informatics or equivalent.

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.

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