Part-Time Research Specialist

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
01/02/2020
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
92744
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Department:
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Full/Part Time:
Part–Time

Description

The laboratory of Dr. Shaun Mahony in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department at Penn State invites applications for a part-time position that will be focused on building machine learning applications for regulatory genomics in summer 2020. The position will assist in an ongoing project that aims to predict genomic regulatory elements across different species using domain-adaptive neural networks. Duties will include: 1) curating, processing, and analyzing large collections of functional genomics data across multiple species; 2) designing, developing, and applying convolutional neural networks and related neural network architectures to the regulatory element prediction problem; 3) researching and implementing domain adaptation strategies that are applicable to convolutional neural network architectures. Expertise in Python programming is required. Experience with Linux preferred. Experience with machine learning algorithms, and developing neural networks applications with Keras and/or Tensorflow, is preferred. Applicants should have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, bioinformatics, or related fields. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been 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