Multiple positions in genomics and computational biology at U. of Michigan

University of Michigan
Job Location
1241 E. Catherine St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
According to experience, and competitive

Standard benefit for full-time U-M employees.  

Job Description

Multiple positions, ranging from postdoctoral fellow to research-track professor, are available in Dr. Jun Li's and collaborating groups in the Department of Human Genetics, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, and Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.  The research activities cover the general range of population and statistical genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology, cancer genomics, and related efforts in method development.

The 2-3 available positions include Postdoctoral Fellow at the entry-level, Research Investigator or Research Scientist at the mid-level, and senior staff scientist or Research Professor (non-tenure track) for those with more experience and independence.  Current projects include multi-omic analysis and QTL mapping in rat models of complex traits (e.g., for metabolic health), cancer evolution and intratumor heterogeneity in the breast and esophageal cancers, gene discovery for both rare and common human diseases such as ataxia and blood clotting disorders, applications of next-generation sequencing methods to these problems, and algorithm development as driven by research needs.



Successful applicants need to have strong statistical and computational skills, including proficiency with one or more programming languages (R, Python, etc.) and in the Linux environment.  A PhD in genetics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science, mathematics, or a related field is expected, although a Master degree plus extensive experience in an academic environment will also be considered.  Prior training in molecular biology is helpful but not essential.  Exposures to quantitative biomedical research, such as applying computational methods to genomic analyses, is seen as a strong plus.   Also highly valued are communicate skills, ability to interpret data, and a track record of effective project management.  

How to Apply

To apply, send CV and contact information for references to Jun Li at [email protected].

About Our Organization

University of Michigan Medical School is an equal-opportunity employer that provides an outstanding environment for cutting-edge research and premiere opportunities for professional development.  The Department of Human Genetics and Departments of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics represent a collegial and scientifically stimulating community for highly collaborative research.   We have close ties with the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the world-leading Center for Statistical Genetics, and dynamic research centers for studying metabolic and psychiatric disorders.  There is ample opportunity to develop new research directions and be guided by multiple mentors.  Members of our groups also enjoy the excellent facilities at U-M and attractive life and work style in the city of Ann Arbor.

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