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Review of applications will begin August 15, 2018, and continue until suitable candidates are


The Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health invites
applications for an Assistant Research Scientist / Research Assistant Professor faculty position in
Genetic Epidemiology. Successful applicants should have a Ph.D. level training and research
background in genetics, epigenetics, statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology methodologies
and/or applications and excellent writing skills. The successful applicant will work with a large
team of genetic epidemiologists and statistical geneticists on a variety of studies and initiatives
that may include the Genetic Epidemiology Network or Arteriopathy (GENOA), the Health and
Retirement Study (HRS), the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), the Trans-Omics for
Precision Medicine Initiative (NHLBI), and the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
(SWAN), a large national study of midlife and aging in women.

Our Department of Epidemiology is home to more than 40 highly interdisciplinary, internationally
recognized faculty members whose research encompasses a broad range of epidemiologic
disciplines. The Department has large and highly successful training programs at both the masters
and doctoral level.  

Genetic/epigenetic epidemiologists from chronic disease, cardiovascular disease, cognition and
dementia, environmental epigenetics, or related fields are encouraged to apply.  Inquiries regarding
this position can be directed to Dr. Sharon Kardia ( and/or Dr. Jen Smith


Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Research Assistant Professor / Assistant Research Scientist. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and women are particularly encouraged to apply. This search will be conducted in a
manner consistent with the University of Michigan’s newly released campus-wide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Planning Initiative. For more information, see  The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.