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Applications should include a CV, research statement and three references.

Job Summary

The Systems Imaging and Bioinformatics Laboratory in the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan is seeking a research assistant (RA) to develop analysis workflows for multiplatform genomic datasets. The RA will be responsible for development of genomic and image analysis workflows as well as predictive models to relate phenotypes and genetics with clinical outcomes.

Multiple collaborative opportunities are available at the University. Our collaborators include clinicians and methodologists at the University, including the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). Additional opportunities for collaboration are available with faculty in the Radiation Oncology and Statistics departments.

Required Qualifications*

A Master’s degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, electrical engineering, imaging physics, statistics, mathematics, or related field. In exceptional circumstances, a Bachelor’s candidate with relevant experience can also be considered.

Desired Qualifications*

The ideal candidate will have familiarity with modeling of genomics (bulk and single-cell RNAseq, epigenomic, and proteomic, specifically CyTOF) data. Additional desirable qualities include the ability to effectively work both independently and in a team, good communication skills, and a deep commitment for methodology development in the context of cancer bioinformatics.

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.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the position, please email Arvind Rao at

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.