Research Assistant Professor - Computational Genomics of Neurodegeneration

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
United States PA Philadelphia


The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure research track. Expertise is required in the specific area of Algorithm development and software implementation for functional and regulatory genomics.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include work with a team of computational and experimental researchers at Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center to develop novel algorithms and machine learning methods for large functional genomic data integration and analysis, and lead or facilitate the implementation of these new methods into scalable cloud-based computer programs, databases, and web portals. Other responsibilities include participating in collaborative and independent research programs related to human functional genomics with focus on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, co-supervision of postdoctoral fellows, students, and research staff, coordinating NIH-funded grant efforts with local, national, and international collaborators, and participation in writing grants, reports, and manuscripts.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree. Applicants should have demonstrated excellent qualifications in algorithm and/or machine learning method development, and experience in software development for large-scale functional genomic data analysis and management.

Start date

To be determined

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