The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Faculty appointments in systems and computational genomics

We seek computer and information scientists, social scientists, life scientists, physicists, mathematicians, statisticians and biomedical researchers interested in analyzing genomic data, undertaking systems and functional genomics and in applying these results to a broad range of biological problems.
PLEASE NOTE: This faculty search is currently closed

Innovative building of cyber genomics with multiple appointments across the University


The Pennsylvania State University is embarking on a comprehensive and transformative investment in systems genomics, complex traits and biological variation. This cross-college endeavor coordinates faculty recruitments and team-building efforts to address critical problems in life sciences affecting agriculture, energy production and healthcare. Development of computational and informatics systems for the analysis of genomic data is an integral part of the strategic plan. The PSU Systems Genomics Initiative is a concerted effort to bring predictive power to our understanding of biological systems and realize the potential of biology-based tools.


We seek to appoint multiple tenure-track professors at all levels from Assistant and Associate Professor through to Full Professors and Endowed Chairs who will further Penn State’s leadership role in the fields of Systems Genomics and Bioinformatics. We seek faculty interested in analyzing genomic data, undertaking systems and functional genomics and in applying these results to a broad range of biological problems. These will include Computer and Information Scientists, Social Scientists, Life Scientists, Physicists, Mathematicians, Statisticians and Biomedical researchers. Appointments will be made both at the main campus at University Park in Central Pennsylvania and also in the College of Medicine, located at the Penn State Medical Center in Hershey, PA. We seek interactive faculty who can work across disciplines and in a team to provide novel insights into current and future issues. We anticipate that many candidates will have joint appointments and join one of our centers of excellence in genomics, such as the Center for Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics or Center for Medical Genomics.


These positions feature outstanding research space and competitive start-up packages and state-of-the-art shared instrumentation for sequencing and computational analysis. Penn State has achieved great successes in the field of genomics and bioinformatics with an impressive collection of publications and analysis software, including Galaxy, a universal platform that can continuously adapt and gain new capabilities to serve the needs of experimental and computational scientists.


Please electronically submit a cover letter, including future research plans, curriculum vitae and contact information of three references to L. Scott Boor.


Review will start in August and continue until multiple positions have been filled.


Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.