• NTT Faculty Opportunity - Bioinformatics

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/29/2018 9:22 AM)
    Specialty Area
    Fels Institute-Basic Science
  • Summary of Position

    Summary of Opportunity


    The Fels Institute for Cancer Research & Molecular Biology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the level of Assistant to mid-career Associate Professor. The Fels Institute for Cancer Research & Molecular Biology has a vibrant and interdisciplinary research program focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of various human diseases.


    The successful applicant should have a PhD and/or MD and postdoctoral research experience in the field of bioinformatics and computational biology with special focus on epigenetics and the regulation of gene expression. Besides establishing independent research projects, the prospective candidate is expected to lead the Fels Institute bioinformatics core, which provides data analysis support for multiple laboratories.


    The prospective candidate is expected to have deep knowledge of bioinformatics analysis of next generation sequencing data such as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, exome sequencing, and high-throughput DNA methylation data. Of particular interest are candidates who are using cutting-edge techniques in computational biology including network analysis and machine learning.


    We encourage applications from candidates whose research interests focus on the study of the function and epigenetic regulation of the non-coding part of the human genome, such as repetitive elements and endogenous retroviruses. We are especially interested in candidates who are planning to study the function of repetitive elements and endogenous retroviruses in the activation of the immune system and its implication for cancer treatment.


    The successful candidate is expected to have multiple publications in respectable peer reviewed journals, excellent interpersonal and writing skills, and experience in writing NIH or DOD grants. Experience in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students is welcome.


    Additional information about Fels can be found on this website https://medicine.temple.edu/departments-centers/research-centers/fels-institute-cancer-research-molecular-biology and additional information about LKSOM can be found at www.temple.edu/medicine


    Procedure for Candidacy


    To be considered, please complete an online application.  Application materials should include the following:  a cover letter stating area of expertise and qualifications, synopsis of accomplishments and professional goals, research/teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information including e-mail addresses for three references.


    Please address your application to


    Jean-Pierre Issa, MD, Professor of Medicine & Director of the Fels Institute C/O, Michael R. Lester, Senior Director, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Email: Michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu

    The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


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