Research Professor of Bioinformatics

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure research track. Expertise is required in the specific area of developing new computational algorithms and software tools to address major challenges in the sequencing of genomic regions relevant to Immunogenetics. Areas of particular interest include the sequencing characterization of the 4Mb of the MHC and further investigating the presence and functional role of miRNAs within the MHC.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include contributing to ongoing studies, as well as developing independent research in Immunogenetics.

Applicants must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D degree. Applicants must also have a degree in Bioinformatics, Genomics, Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering or a closely related field. The applicant must have a proven track record of outstanding computational research reflected through journal publications and conference presentations. The candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills, develop successful collaborations and have the ability to perform self-directed bioinformatics research. The investigator will be expected to obtain significant research funding.

The Immunogenetics laboratory within the Division of Genomic Diagnostics of the Pathology Department forms a highly interactive team that uses molecular biology, statistical genetics and bioinformatics to study the intricacies of the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC).

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are EOEs. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.