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Job Summary

The Yang Zhang Lab at Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan Medical School, is seeking a Senior Research Laboratory Specialist who will serve as the lab manager and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and staff of Dr. Yang Zhang's wet lab in MSRB and dry lab in Palmer Commons.


The Research Lab Specialist will be responsible for:

(1) Developing and applying computational methods for large-scale and genome-wide protein structure and function modeling;

(2) Maintaining multiple on-line server systems for protein structure and function prediction, protein design and protein engineering, ligand-protein docking, protein-protein interaction and structure-based drug discovery;

(3) Helping faculty members in junior student mentoring and bioinformatics lab management which includes oversight of 3-5 Visiting Scholars and 3-5 Research Fellows.

Required Qualifications*

Candidates who hold a Master or PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or related fields, and have research experience in Structural Bioinformatics are encouraged to apply. Skills in computer coding and web-server management, as well as skills in interpersonal communication with motivation and ability to lead an independent bioinformatics laboratory, are essential. 5-6 years of related experience is required.

Desired Qualifications*

Supervisory and financial management experience.

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Background Screening

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Mission Statement

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.

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.