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and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover
letter should address your specific interest in the position and
outline skills and experience that directly relate to this
The Michigan Center for Translational Pathology (MCTP) is
seeking a bioinformatician / computational biologist to support our
cancer research program.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations
and communities through excellence in education, patient care,
community service, research and technology development, and through
leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.
Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three
critical components; patient care, education and research that
together enhance our contribution to society.
This position will be centered on analyzing and interpreting
advanced data analyses to interdisciplinary research and clinical
research projects, including: carrying out statistical and
bioinformatics analyses, implementing algorithms for genomic
analyses, developing computational workflows, and building
visualization tools. As part of a dynamic team, the position will
develop and apply advanced computational techniques to learn about
the underlying biology and to guide experimental work.
The successful candidate should be comfortable analyzing large
data sets (demonstrated experience in the analysis of real-world
datasets required), be able to have experience in software
development, and possess strong interpersonal and communication
skills. The ideal candidate will use their computational skills,
biological knowledge, understanding of statistics, and creativity
to help us understand complex genomic data sets. Proficiency in
utilizing and integrating data from an array of public resources
such as ENCODE, TCGA or COSMIC and ability to synthesize and
present conclusions from complex analyses in a clear and visually
compelling way will be paramount for this role.
* Bachelor's degree in a recognized field of science or learning
which is directly related to the duties of this position. *
Demonstrated experience in the statistical / computational analysis
of large and / or complex datasets (candidates not meeting this
requirement will not be considered). * Substantial expertise in one
or more of Python, R, Bash as demonstrated by the ability to
develop high-quality scientific programs. * Practical knowledge of
statistical techniques. * Experienced in analysis of data from
T-cell receptor sequencing, gene expression, whole exome/genome
sequencing, qPCR and survival experiments * Experience in working
on Unix/Linux systems (shell scripting, basic system
administration) * Ability to multi-task, prioritize efforts, and
execute independently- and collaboratively-developed ideas in a
* PhD degree strongly preferred. * Candidates with experience in
bioinformatics strongly preferred. * Experience and/or familiarity
with molecular cancer research. * Experience with the analysis of
data from high-throughput molecular profiling techniques such
next-generation sequencing, microarray, or mass-spec. * Experience
with standard bioinformatics software tools and packages e.g.
Bioconductor * Fluency in understanding code written in multiple
languages including Bash, SQL, Python and R. * Working knowledge of
laboratory techniques in molecular biology, cell biology,
biochemistry, and genetics. * A solid understanding of statistics
and experience in the implementation of machine learning and
statistical inference algorithms. * Experience building web
applications, web services, and user interfaces using standard
software development tools: R Shiny, relational databases, version
computing (GCE or AWS) * A strong publication record.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and
pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a
contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to
conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed
in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug
testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or
additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers
from other U-M campuses.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.
The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth
day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards
and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative
* Job Opening ID
195575 * Working Title
Bioinfo-Comput Biologist Inter * Job Title
Bioinfo-Comput Biologist Inter * Work Location
Ann Arbor Campus
Ann Arbor, MI * Full/Part Time
Full-Time * Regular/Temporary
Regular * FLSA Status
Exempt * Organizational Group
Medical School * Department
MM Ctr fr Translational Path. * Posting Begin/End Date
3/19/2021 - 5/01/2021 * Career Interest