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Applicants should send a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, statements of interest in research and in graduate education, and a list of three or more references to:

Search Committee, Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, Job Code 200.

The University of Michigan, 2017 Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. 48109-2218,


Applications received before May 31, 2018 will receive special consideration for the 2018 cycle.

Job Summary

The Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics (DCM&B) at the University of Michigan Medical School seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position.  DCM&B has 13 primary, 13 joint, and 80 affiliate faculty, and is home to the Bioinformatics Graduate Program which currently has 60 PhD and 23 Master students, with 78 PhD alumni.  DCM&B hosts the NIGMS bioinformatics and NCI proteome informatics pre-doctoral T32 training grants.  DCM&B has grown rapidly, with >six-fold increase in grant funding in the past three years.  Further expansion of DCM&B aims to enhance multi-team collaborations and is supported by the recently launched campus-wide Precision Health and Biosciences Initiatives.

We are currently recruiting one mid-career or junior faculty member to establish independent research programs that address emerging challenges in analyzing large, complex multi-omics and biomedical datasets.  Innovative researchers in bioinformatics, computational biology, and advanced methodological development as applied to biomedical research are encouraged to apply.  Several areas of programmatic interest will receive special consideration:

  • Multiscale integrative omics and systems biology, with emphasis on quantitative methods
  • Biomedical data science methodology, including statistical modeling and inference, natural language processing, imaging analytics, machine learning/Artificial Intelligence, and visualization.
  • Translational bioinformatics as applied to studies of complex diseases (e.g., cancers, psychiatric disorders)

Joint appointments may be considered with the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), Life Sciences Institute, medical school basic science departments, Learning Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, partnering clinical departments, and other appropriate units.  There are extensive computational and data science resources available.  Opportunities exist for faculty leadership roles in clinical and biomedical informatics as well as for partnerships with industry. 


Establish an independent research program by applying for external funding as PI, publishing and presenting results.  Participate in the education and training of students and rsearch fellows.  Participate on administrative committees for the department, school and/or college as appropriate.

Required Qualifications*

Successful candidates will have a PhD and/or MD degree and postdoctoral training in areas such as multi-scale integrative omics analysis, machine learning, systems and network biology, natural language processing and ontologies as applied to biomedical data mining, and informatics research related to EHR, healthcare delivery, clinical decision support, or pharmacogenomics.  Evidence of scholarly ability (record of successful acquisition of external funding, publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at scientific meetings) and competence in teaching is expected.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor. Rank of selected candidate is dependent upon qualifications.

Additional Information

Ann Arbor has a remarkable cultural and living environment. 

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.