Thank you for your interest in the Wang Lab! Available opportunities are listed below. If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Kirsch.

Postdoctoral Researchers

The Wang lab is seeking applications for postdoctoral researchers interested in the development and applications of algorithms, statistical models, and big genomic data mining and machine learning methods in human genetics and genomics, with focus on Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Example projects include:

  • Analysis of GWAS and genome resequencing to find novel genetic variants associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia;
  • Translating genetic associations to affected regulatory genomic elements, targeted genes, and downstream pathways and networks;
  • Harmonization and mining of deep phenotypes with genetic data for gene-environment associations, health economic analysis, and disease risk modeling;
  • Developing novel methods, resources, and databases for big genomic data analysis using data mining, and artificial intelligence on cloud computing environments;
  • Developing algorithms and workflows for structural variant calling and analysis from GWAS and sequencing data.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in computer science, statistics, genetic epidemiology, biology, computational biology, or other related fields required. Experience in handling genomic and human genetics, algorithms, machine learning, data mining, and/or next-generation sequencing data preferred.

Interested applicants can send their cover letter and CV to Maureen Kirsch.

Graduate Students Enrolled at Penn

Students interested in a lab rotation should email Dr. Wang (and copy Maureen Kirsch) to discuss further opportunities.

Possible projects:

  1. Analyzing DNA-seq datasets for Alzheimer’s disease, and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
  2. Developing single cell flow cytometry, RNA-Seq and epigenomics analysis workflows.
  3. Integrating multiple genomic experimental data to identify functional elements.

Projects will require some programming skills, some basic concepts of biology and likely some mathematics and statistics. Students will also have opportunities to collaborate with experimental biomedical researchers.

Undergraduate and Master Students

Students interested in pursuing research opportunities should contact Dr. Wang (and copy Maureen Kirsch) for more details.


Li-San Wang’s lab and the Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center have openings for various staff roles. Interested applicants should visit Careers at Penn or the links below for more details.

Prospective Applicants to PhD Programs

Please note that admissions decisions are made by the Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS) and Graduate Group admissions committees, not individual labs. Our lab is unable to host students until they have been admitted by one of the graduate groups in BGS. For more information on applying to one of these programs, please visit the BGS website.

For students interested in the Computer and Information Science PhD program, please visit their website for more details.