Human Resources

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 next-generation sequencing are required. Experience with Linux, R, Perl or Python are preferred, as well as experience using compute clusters and cloud 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/NSF funded faculty development workshop that includes RNAseq, metagenomics, eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomics approaches. 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 collaboration with Prof. Jim Marden at Penn State, a leading institution for bioinformatics research. The position is funded from January 2015 to August 2016.

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 15 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. AA/EOE Dr. Vincent Buonaccorsi 601 17th St. Juniata College Huntingdon, PA 16652 Phone: 814-641- 3579 Dr. Jim Marden Dept. of Biology 208 Mueller Lab Penn State University University Park, PA 16802 814-863-1384

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

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