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Job Summary

The Duhaime Lab at the University of Michigan in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is seeking a full-time bioinformatician. The lab works with large-scale viral and microbial omics datasets to study interactions of microbes and their viruses across organizational scales and their roles in ecosystem function. Also, we have a lot of fun. The primary tasks of the bioinformatician will include data analysis, such as metagenomic assembly, binning, annotation, mapping and comparisons of metatranscriptomes; development and maintenance of bioinformatics pipelines; development and maintenance of databases for microbiome/virome omics data. Responsibilities will also include the training of postdoctoral researchers, staff, graduate and undergraduate students in high-performance computing, programming, and bioinformatics applications.

Responsibilities*

In support of postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and collaborators, develop, customize and implement computational tools/programs for the analysis of large volumes of next-generation DNA sequence and omics data derived from microbial and viral communities. 

Data analysis including metagenomic assembly, binning, annotation, mapping and comparisons of metatranscriptomes; development and maintenance of bioformatics pipelines; development and maintenance of databases for microbial and viral omics data. Analyzing next generation sequence data.

Provides support and consultation to researchers, staff, graduate and undergraduate students in high-performance computing, programming, and bioinformatics applications.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelors degree in bioinformatics, computer science, biology, or a related field with 2- 3 years of computer/research experience is required.  Experience with Linux command line, scripting languages (Perl, Python, R and Bash), databases (SQL), web development languages and proper bioinformatic/software documentation is needed.

Desired Qualifications*

Masters degree with 4-6 years of computer/research experience preferred.

Additional Information

This is a two year term limited position with possibility of renewal contingent upon receiving additional funding. 

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job 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 action employer.