Faculty Position, Bioinformatics (Collaborative Track)

The Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #807
Monday, October 30, 2023

The Wistar Institute Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center in Philadelphia is seeking a highly accomplished researcher as collaborative faculty at the Assistant and/or Associate Professor ranking in the area of Bioinformatics/Computational Biology.  Collaborative appointments are institutionally supported positions for individuals with specialized technical expertise. As such, effort not allocated to collaborative proposals are institute supported and appointee is not required to pursue a fully independent research program.  

A PhD. or equivalent in mathematics, statistics, computer science, bioinformatics, or computational biology, with at least five years of broad experience in data analysis, is required. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated  an understanding of molecular/cellular biology, immunology and/or genetics.


The collaborative track faculty appointment includes a concurrent appointment as lead Director of the Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BSR) of our NCI-designated Cancer Center. The BSR Managing Director will oversee the recruitment, training and managing of junior bioinformaticians; supervise data processing and analyses, and participate in all activities related to maintaining Wistar’s NCI-Cancer Center designation, including writing annual BSR Cancer Center Support Grant progress reports and contributing to the Cancer Center renewal applications. Candidates with strong research accomplishments in target areas, strong publication record, strong analytical and technical skills, and evidence of contributing to NIH funding applications are encouraged to apply.


Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. To ensure timely consideration during the current recruitment cycle, applications should be submitted before February 15, 2024, and should include: a curriculum vitae, a summary of past and future research interests (no more than three pages), and a history of research funding support (if applicable). Applications (submitted as a single PDF) should be emailed to: Maria Colelli. Faculty Search Coordinator (colelli@wistar.org), The Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.


The Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center (https://wistar.org/about-wistar) has recently celebrated 50 years of continuous NCI Cancer Center designation and boasts a newly constructed research tower with a state-of-the-art vivarium and outstanding core facilities including Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics, Imaging, Flow Cytometry, Molecular Screening & Protein Expression, Bioinformatics, and Biomedical Research Support, and support for Medicinal Chemistry. We offer highly competitive salaries and fringe benefits in addition to an outstanding interactive research environment. The Institute’s location in the University City section of Philadelphia provides opportunities for vigorous cross-academic and clinical collaborations.


The Wistar Institute is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic/research community.



It is the policy of the Institute to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, citizenship, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), pregnancy, caregiver status, domestic or sexual violence victim status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or on the basis of genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, with respect to all terms and conditions of employment.
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