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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.  The contact information of 3 work-related references is also required.

Job Summary

The Spence laboratory is part of the Department of Internal Medicine, the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan Medical School. We are recruiting a highly motivated computational biologist/bioinformatician/data analyst to join our research team, and to support ongoing work aimed at understanding human development.  Our research seeks to understand development, cellular heterogeneity, cell-cell communication and progenitor/stem cell regulation, and implements a variety of high throughput sequencing technologies, including bulk and single cell RNA sequencing, DNA sequencing and ATAC sequencing. 

The Spence lab is a highly energetic and collaborative group made up of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff scientists. We conduct team-based science, while fostering and encouraging intellectual independence and creative approaches to addressing biological questions. As a laboratory, our whole team is committed to fostering a safe, peaceful and respectful environment for everyone to work towards common scientific goals. We actively support a diverse workforce. 


Specific Duties for the position include:

1. In collaboration with other lab members, job duties include generating and analyzing large and complex biological datasets using reproducible analysis approaches (e.g. analysis pipelines). 

2. Job duties also include staying current with emerging analytical/computational approaches and implementing new data analysis tools. 

3. The position requires preparation and presentation data to lab members and collaborators and will include contributing to publications. 

Required Qualifications*

• Masters degree in informatics, biostatistics or similar. 
• Experience with analysis of high throughput sequencing data. Single cell experience preferred. 
• Some training in cell or developmental biology is preferred, but not essential.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Contribute to the completion of project goals in a timely manner.
• Have mastery of one or more scripting/programming languages (R and Python preferred).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills contributing to a strong team environment are required.

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.

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.