Research Assistant Professor – Neurodegeneration Human Genetics

University of Pennsylvania
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 Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia, genome-wide association study data processing and analysis, and whole genome/exome sequencing. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include working with a team of computational and experimental researchers at Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center to manage, process, and analyze genome-wide association study and whole genome/exome sequence datasets for Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia. The position will participate in major AD/ADRD genetics programs at PNGC including Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC), NIA Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS), Genome Center for Alzheimer’s Disease (GCAD), and/or Asian Cohort for Alzheimer’s Disease (ACAD) by contributing to genetics data management, quality control, imputation, analysis, and meta-analysis. Other responsibilities include participating in collaborative and independent research programs related to human genetics genomics with focus on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, developing best practices and implementing workflows, 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.


Ph.D. in genetics, biostatistics, epidemiology, or other related quantitative research fields.

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, the most recent CV, a research statement and contact information for three references to the Interfolio Job Application website using the attached URL.