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Post-Doctoral Associate in Bioinformatics

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. Teaching experience and experience in performing relevant wet lab and computational analyses associated with RNAseq are preferred. Experience with Linux and Perl or Python are also 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 with an earned Ph.D. 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 Prof. Jim Marden at Penn State, a leading institution for bioinformatics research. The position will be initially funded for one year, with the expectation of renewal for a second year depending on performance.

Applicants 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.

It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks. Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity.

To apply for this position, please complete our online application:

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