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Assistant Professor
Campus/Location: College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Date Announced: 04/03/2014
Work Unit: Penn State College of Medicine Job Number: 42528
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
We are inviting applications for a Research Assistant Professor to join the newly formed Institute for Personalized Medicine at Penn State University College of Medicine. The main responsibility of this position is to design and maintain bioinformatics pipelines for analyzing large-scale genomics datasets with a focus on next-generation sequencing, such as EXOME-Seq, ChIP-Seq, RNA-seq and whole-genome sequencing. Another important aspect of this position is the development, maintenance, and data mining for the databases for the IPM genomics and the tissue repository. This person will also have to opportunity to participate and provide bioinformatics support for the writing of grant proposal by working IPM faculty members. MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in computer science or bioinformatics. SKILLS REQUIRED: Expert level on at least one of the following programming languages Perl/Python/Java/C++/C; Extensive training in biostatistics, familiar with matlab and R; Strong training in machine learning and data mining; Experience with database design and maintenance (MySQL); Experience with website design; Experience with computer administration and familiar with software installation and configuration on Linux; Excellent communication skills; Strong publications in peer-reviewed journals or conferences. In addition to uploading your resume and cover letter, please e-mail three (3) letters of recommendation to

Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Two postdoctoral associate positions are available in the group of Dr. Fang Tain at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA. The project is funded by NIH is to investigate molecular mechanisms for the recognition and generation of membrane geometry. Candidates should have experience in either solution or solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Experiences in cloning, protein expression, and purification are a plus. To apply, please email a cover letter, CV and three reference letters to, please indicate in the subject line Postdoctoral – Tian Lab. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University Policies. Please indicate in the subject line your interest in Postdoctoral Opportunities. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.


  • Multiple postdoctoral positions are available immediately in Dr. Feng Yue’s laboratory at Penn State University School of Medicine. The potential project includes investigating the function of mutations at non-coding region in cancer, predicting and visualizing of high-order organization from chromatin-interaction data (Hi-C, Chia-pet), and prediction of gene expression from genomics/epigenomics data available from ENCODE and Epigenome/Roadmap project. The candidate is also welcomed to bring his/her own ideas/project as well.Candidate is expected to have Ph.D. in Bioinformatics or Computer Science (Machine Learning). Candidates with the degree in Biology related majors that have proven programming experiences would also be considered.Interested applicants should email curriculum vitae including reference contact information to For more information about the PI, please visit will require successful completion of background checks(s) in accordance with University policies.
  • Applications are invited for postdoctoral researcher(s) in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department at the Penn State College of Medicine, under the new leadership of Dr. James R. Broach.  A PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or a related field is required. We are seeking candidates in the areas of molecular biology, genetics, epigenetics, genomics, and also candidates who are using state-of-the-art Mass spectrometry-based methods to study proteomics, metabolomics and the role of protein modification in its normal function and disease. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, and a statement of research interests to  Please indicate in the subject line your interest in Postdoctoral Opportunities. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.


  • The Flanagan Lab is seeking qualified candidates to apply standard scientific practices, techniques, and methods as appropriate for specific situation, correlate data, recognize discrepancies in results, and follow protocols through a series of related detailed steps or processes. Contribute to experiments/tests in the laboratory/field to test, prove, or modify theoretical propositions on basis of research finds and experiences of others researching in related technical areas; may include measurements and recording of observations, collecting, compiling and processing of data. Organize data/findings for use in technical reports, documents, or oral/written presentations. Maycoordinate operational activities in a research laboratory, providing support services to researchers and technicians. Assist in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards for lab operations toensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the laboratory. Coordinate ordering, maintaining appropriate inventory, storage, and maintenance of supplies, lab ware, and instruments essential to the operation of the lab. Instructs others in protocols and instrumentation. May supervise lower level staff, wage employees and/or students. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higherplus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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