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Lead Faculty Bioinformatician

Thomas Jefferson University, Human Resources
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
Competitive salary and generous benefit compensation package
Closing date
Dec 12, 2022

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Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Pharmacology, Other, Education
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The Division of Biostatistics, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson Health invite applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty member to lead the Bioinformatics group as part of the SKCC Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Research Informatics Shared Resource. 

This new position will develop processes and provide direction and strategy to ensure state of the art analysis of data generated by SKCC’s Genomics Shared Resource and other high-throughput data from experiments produced by Jefferson labs.  The position will recruit, integrate and manage junior-level bioinformatics data analysts into analytic pipelines and shared resource workflows. 


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Developing strategy and processes to oversee the bioinformatics shared resource Manage junior bioinformaticians in the shared resource to align and standardize workflows Reviewing and maintain SOPs for bioinformatics analyses Alignment and interaction with the Biostatistics and Research Informatics groups Interacting with clinical, translational, and basic science investigators in the design and analysis of experiments involving Bioinformatics data. Assisting in the preparation of grants, protocols, reports, and manuscripts through providing bioinformatic-specific expertise. Maintaining and documenting project requests, analyses, and other metrics Troubleshooting issues across projects, providing feedback and areas for improvement Contributing to bioinformatics training efforts for the university and SKCC Mentoring new staff.

The successful applicant will have outstanding communication skills and the ability to interact and impart complex bioinformatic information clearly to an audience with varying backgrounds. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a related field. The University provides substantial continual support of salary to encourage independent and collaborative research, contributions to extramural grant applications, and some teaching. Jefferson is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans. Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter that describes their interest in and qualifications for the position, and 2) the names and contact information for three references to: Benjamin Leiby, PhD, Director, Division of Biostatistics, Thomas Jefferson University, 130 S 9th St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107


This is a salaried position with a generous benefit and retirement program. Academic appointment and salary will be commensurate with experience. 

Interested candidates should also submit an on-line application/CV at: Job ID # 9269583

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) is an NCI-designated consortium cancer center that includes researchers from Thomas Jefferson University and Drexel University. 

Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.

Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.

Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet®-designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.

Jefferson’s mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.

OUR MISSION: We improve lives.

OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value

OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

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