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

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

Standard benefit for full-time U-M employees.  


Job Description

Multiple positions for postdoctoral fellows and research staff 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, computational biology, cancer genomics, and related efforts in method development.

Current projects include:

· Sparse data analytics as pertains to single-cell genomics

· QTL mapping and multi-modal integration in animal models of metabolic or emotional traits

· Mutation patterns in the human genome

· Cancer evolution and intratumor heterogeneity

· Cancer risk models

· 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 biostatistics, computer science, mathematics, genetics, bioinformatics, or a related field is expected, although a Master degree plus extensive experience 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 a strong plus. Also highly valued are communication skills and a track record of effective project management. Applications received before May 1, 2018 will receive special consideration.

How to Apply

To apply, send CV and contact information for references to Jun Li at

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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