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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.

Responsibilities*

Perform genotype clustering, quality control, imputation analysis of large-scale genetic datasets of the
Precision Health Initiative. Create, maintain and update pipelines for data quality control checks,
document data curation processes and deliver data to end-users.

Extract electronic health data of Precision Health Initiative assets and link diverse sources of data
residing in a research data warehouse.

Participate in the design and analysis of genetic association studies together with other researchers.

Support investigators to perform analyses themselves by educating them on data resources available
through the Precision Health Initiative and on appropriate design and analysis techniques to address
their scientific goals.

Work independently but also engage in team science and participate in Precision Health analytics
workgroup meetings and activities; ensure coordination and prioritization with peers in the
biorepository and research data warehouse.

Review literature and current science to build and maintain state-of-the-art expertise in genetic analysis
techniques.

Required Qualifications*

Masters or doctoral degree in biostatistics, bioinformatics, computer science, epidemiology, applied
mathematics, or a related discipline; 1-3 years of practical experience in data management, study
design, and statistical analysis of large genetic and/or other high-throughput omics data.

Familiarity with Linux, command-line programming, and high-performance computing. Demonstrated
experience using Linux shell scripting tools (e.g., bash, awk, grep) to design reproducible data cleaning
and/or analysis pipelines.

Experience performing statistical analyses using R and/or Python, particularly with genetic data and/or
large disease registry or health related databases. Prior experience with genetic data curation and
analysis would ideally be documented through publications.

Excellent communication skills (oral and scientific writing) and the ability to communicate statistical
analysis and results to people of different backgrounds and skills.

Ability to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within
the scope of your responsibilities.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with protocol design and institutional review board applications.

Experience in website maintenance and design with software products, data linkage, privacy, and
confidentiality.

Experience with standard genetic analysis software.

Additional Information

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff (leader/member) with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community. 

 

Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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