Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-26450
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org BE-Epidemiology Division
Posted to the Web 07/31/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 028
Employment Type Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8:30 to 5:30
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
University Overview

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.

School/Center Overview

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 main responsibility of this role will be to plan and conduct statistical analyses of dense genetic, biochemical and lifestyle data in relation to a wide range of cardiometabolic outcomes including coronary heart disease and diabetes. Genetic data will involve whole-exome sequencing and whole-genome sequencing data in several thousand participants in unique population groups that are highly in-bred. Applicant will also be expected to use available bioinformatics data (e.g., ENCODE, dbGAP) to gain further insights. Applicant will be expected to help align multi-dimensional data from DNA based studies, phylogenetic analyses, expression studies, transcriptomics and methylation signatures using different bioinformatic tools. The post holder will also be expected to work closely with other members of the group including epidemiologists, biologists and clinicians to help interpret findings and prepare relevant manuscripts. This unique and large-scale project will provide insights into the aetiology of cardiometabolic outcomes. A large number of high quality manuscripts will result from this work which will also benefit the candidate.


The minimum of a Master’s degree and 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. A sound understanding of statistical concepts and bioinformatics. Experience of working in UNIX / LINUX based operating systems and other statistical packages (such as STATA, R, PERL / PYTHON). High-level report writing and presentation skills. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience using Microsoft Office and statistical software (eg, Stata, SPSS) and analyzing large data sets independently. Ability to judge priorities and work to meet tight deadlines. Work to targets both independently and within a team environment. Ensure accuracy and rigor in all areas of work. Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.

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