Post-Doctoral Associate in Bioinformatics (USA) ~

17 de octubre de 2012

Post-Doctoral Associate in Bioinformatics (USA)

For a joint position, The Biology Departments at Juniata College, a highly ranked, national
liberal arts college of 1,500 students located in the scenic Allegheny Mountains of central
Pennsylvania, and nearby (34 miles) Pennsylvania State University seek individuals
interested in a career involving both research and teaching to fill a post-doctoral position
in the area of Bioinformatics.  Experience in performing relevant wet lab and
computational analyses associated with RNAseq is essential, and teaching experience is
preferred.  Experience with Linux and Perl or Python are strongly preferred, as well as
experience using compute clusters and Amazon EC2 computing.  The Biology Department
at Juniata has developed an innovative curriculum with support from NSF and HHMI, a
strong tradition of undergraduate research and a rich history of sending students on to
graduate studies and productive careers. Further information about the department can be
found at

Successful candidates will teach one introductory or upper level undergraduate course per
semester, and instruct in an HHMI funded faculty development workshop that includes
RNAseq. Candidates will support a new national initiative, headquartered on the Juniata
campus, to incorporate massively-parallel sequencing technologies into the undergraduate
curriculum and research ( Concurrently, 25% of time will be spent on
functional genomics research in the lab of a sponsoring faculty member at Penn State, a
leading institution for bioinformatics research. Applicants with an earned Ph.D. (required)
and post-doctoral and teaching experience (preferred) should submit 1) a brief statement
of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests; 2) a succinct two-page summary of
research interests; 3) a curriculum vitae; 4) undergraduate and graduate academic
transcripts; and 5) three letters of recommendation.

All materials should be addressed to Gail Leiby Ulrich, Director of Human Resources,
Juniata College, 1700 Moore Street, Box B, Huntingdon PA 16652.  It is the policy of both
Juniata College and Penn State to conduct background checks.  Review of applications will
begin October 30 and continue until the position is filled.

Juniata College and Penn State will take positive steps to enhance the ethnic and gender
diversity on their campuses.  We commit ourselves to this policy not only because of legal
obligations, but because it believes that such practices are basic to human dignity.

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