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Job Summary

The UofM Sequencing core is seeking a full-time statistician or bioinformatician. This individual will collaborate in a small team to provide bioinformatic support to the core as well as the cores clients. The desired candidate will have experience with R and or Python and be able to communicate with researchers and technicians that have a wide range of research backgrounds. This means having some understanding of basic biological processes, like gene expression, and showing an interest in learning from a diverse list of constantly changing fields or study”


  • Processing NextGen sequencing (NGS) data, converting raw instrument output into end-user ready data, transferring files to Sequencing Core clients.
  • Performing quality checks on NGS data, tracking performance metrics, reporting those to Core Administration, warning teammates in the event of anomalies. Investigate client reports of data anomalies.
  • Primary analysis and QC of microarray data. Perform statistical analysis and secondary analysis to extract informational value for clients. Produce standardized reports of those results, according to Core specifications.
  • Work with technicians (NGS, microarray) to optimize processes for data generation and to optimize the quality of data produced by the Core.
  • Perform data management, maintaining archival data stores, retrieving and distributing data from those stores when required; deleting out-of-date data as necessary.

Required Qualifications*

A bachelors degree in Statistics, Bioinformatics or related field is required, as well as a strong knowledge of current biology and molecular biology. We require a minimum of 4-5 years experience with the R statistical programming language, and demonstrated comfort with that language is essential.  Excellent written and spoken English is mandatory. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well as part of a large team are essential.

Desired Qualifications*

Strong preference will be given to the candidate with hands-on experience in Illumina NGS data analysis and with experience in analysis of Affymetrix microarray data. Familiarity with the Python programming language and/or with BASH programming is a plus.

Work Locations

North Campus Research Complex

Background Screening

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.

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.