Postdoctoral Researcher - Computational Biology

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Eberly College of Science


A Postdoctoral Research position in statistical genetics and genomics is available in the department of Statistics at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park. This NIH-funded position involves developing and applying statistical and computational methods for integration of large-scale genetic, epigenomic and transcriptome data in disease genetics and gene regulation studies, especially next generation sequencing-based data analysis, single-cell data analysis, and studies of transcriptional control and disease. The work in our group focuses primarily on understanding regulatory mechanisms involved in human complex phenotypes. We seek an individual with strong computing, statistical and genetic backgrounds and who has expertise in some subset of high dimensional data analysis, statistical genomics, genome-wide analysis, and transcriptional control mechanisms. The work will involve both methodological research within our group and collaboration on multidisciplinary projects. A Ph.D. in a quantitative field, e.g., statistics or biostatistics, computer sciences, strong quantitative research background, programming proficiency, genetic knowledge, as well as good written and oral communication skills. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter describing your research interests and interest in the position, with CV and names and contact information of three references. Scientific questions regarding this position can also be sent to Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088