The Department of Dermatology is seeking a bioinformatician to perform genomic and metagenomic data analysis and interpretation, under the direction of Dr. Grice. Working with multiple researchers and laboratories, the candidate will participate in experimental design on high throughput sequencing platforms, in addition to employing genomic and statistical tools for the analysis of sequencing datasets. The candidate will be involved in database development to manage large repositories of sequence data. The individual will perform basic analyses on different types of sequence datasets (i.e. 16S ribosomal RNA, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq) and also more complex analyses that integrate clinical and phenotypic data. The individual will also assist in writing manuscripts and grants, with a focus on technical and methodological aspects.
Masters’ degree and 3-5 years experience in high throughput DNA sequence analysis and programming, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with DNA sequence management and database construction preferred. Knowledge of biology, statistics, and genomics preferred. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task and work as part of a team. Position contingent on funding.
To apply, please visit https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/search and search for reference: 130935468
Dr. Grice is a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group and the Genomics and Computational Biology Graduate Group. A wide range of projects is available in the lab for rotation students. Projects can be tailored to the specific interests of the student, and can consist of work that is wet lab (i.e. molecular biology, genetics, microbiology) or dry lab (i.e. bioinformatics, computational biology) or a combination of both. Please contact Dr. Grice to discuss in further detail.
Applicants for technical positions in the lab should apply through the UPenn Human Resources web site and also send a letter of interest to Dr. Grice.