Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-21646
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org BI-Institute for Biomedical Informatics
Posted to the Web 12/22/2015
Posted Job/Salary Grade 028
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8:30 to 4:40
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
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

Develop, implement and maintain bioinformatics pipelines for the processing of large quantities of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. Create computational approaches and analytical tools, and apply statistical methods, machine learning, and other advanced applications for the analysis of large-scale biomedical/sequencing data. Write computer programs to combine data from multiple resources, such as publicly accessible genomic databases, to allow data analysis and comparison. Assist in the design, development and maintenance of biomedical databases and data resources. Provide summaries of analyses for inclusion in scientific journals and presentations at scientific meetings.


Requires a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics or other biomedical field and 3 years of experience. Experience must include working with high-throughput genomics/genotyping technologies, next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis, pathway analysis using tools such as DAVID, and public resources such as UCSC and TCGA, as well as Linux/Unix scripting, and Python and R coding. Background checks required.

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  2. * What is your highest level of education?
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    • Bachelor's Degree
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  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
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    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
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  4. * Do you have experience working with high-throughput genomics/genotyping technologies?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience performing next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience performing pathway analysis using tools such as DAVID?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience using public resources such as UCSC and TCGA?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have experience with Linux/Unix scripting?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have experience with Python and R coding?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have at least 3 years of experience performing the required duties?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Do you have a Master's degree in Bioinformatics or other biomedical field?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * Are you legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship?
    • Yes
    • No

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