The laboratory of Dr. Shaun Mahony in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department at Penn State is seeking a Computational Scientist to develop machine learning applications in the area of regulatory genomics. The primary focus of the Computational Scientist position is to contribute to the ongoing development of a scalable genome segmentation method that can characterize regulatory states using large collections of regulatory genomic datasets generated across many cell types. The Computational Scientist will also have the opportunity to co-author research reports for presentation or publication. Developing and applying the computational analysis platform will be carried out in close collaboration with the laboratories of Dr. Ross Hardison and Dr. Frank Pugh. Prior experience developing machine learning applications and/or regulatory genomics analysis methods is preferred, but not required. Strong programming experience in a common language (such as Java, Python, C/C++, Perl, or R) is required, and experience with Linux and git is strongly preferred. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.
This job will be filled as a level 2 or 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. A level 2 appointment typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in a field of study with focus on computational research methods plus two or more years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A level 3 appointment typically requires a Master's degree or higher in a field of study with focus on computational research methods plus four or more years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Interested individuals should upload their curriculum vitae and a personal statement of background and interests to one of the following job postings:
https://psu.jobs/job/82740 (level 2)
https://psu.jobs/job/82742 (level 3)