Opportunities

Please see below for available opportunities in the Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center. To learn more about our research, visit our projects page.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Penn students interested in research positions are encouraged to search for opportunities listed by Penn’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF). Please contact Maureen Kirsch with any questions.

Graduate Education

The majority of our students are affiliated with one of the seven graduate groups in the Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS) at Penn. For more information on applying to one of these programs, please visit the BGS website.

Other graduate programs at Penn affiliated with PNGC faculty:

Current graduate students should reach out to faculty directly to discuss possible rotation projects.

Postdoctoral programs

The Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs office has more information on postdoctoral training along with available opportuntites at Penn.

Current opening in PNGC:

We are seeking application for multiple postdoctoral researchers to work on any of the following areas:

  1. Modeling of gene regulation and enhancer analysis by integrating functional genomics data from public databases such as ENCODE and FANTOM5, and high-throughput genomic assays such as expression QTL, Hi-C, and Capture-C;
  2. Algorithm development and analysis for structural variant and copy number variation calling and association from whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing experiments;
  3. Rare variant discovery using whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing experiments, with focus on Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

The postdoc(s) will collaborate closely with several groups including the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP), NIA Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS), Consortium for Alzheimer’s Sequencing Analysis (CASA), and Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC), and will be jointly mentored by participating faculty members from Pathology (Gerard Schellenberg), Statistics, (Nancy Zhang), Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Adam Naj), and Institute for Biomedical Informatics (Li-San Wang) at University of Pennsylvania.

If you are interested please send a cover letter, your CV and publication list to Alexis Lerro.

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