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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.

Job Summary

The Garmire Lab is seeking an applications programmer to implement computational methods according to the needs of the team which includes choosing the best technological options (language, platform, etc.).

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.


The person in this role will implement computational methods according to the needs of the team which includes choosing the best technological options (language, Platform, etc.). Part of their role will be to improve algorithm performances (benchmarking, Multi-treading, etc. and graphical methods to visualize high-throuhgput data, in which methdos should be exposes as web-services and be user-friendly.  Responsibilites include the deployment and maintenance of computational packages and keep it "bug free" as well as anticipating and troubleshooting problems; preparing clear technical documentation describing the mechanics, parameters, and user cases.  This successful candidate will interact with faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students to implement and manage computational methods linked to hight-throughput data. 

Required Qualifications*

Minimum bachelor's degree from an accredited four (4) year college in Computer Science or related field.  At least two (2) years of experience in web development.  Experience writing technical and/or scientific reports and documents. 

Desired Qualifications*

Knowledge of JavaScript (JS) data visualization libs, such as D3.js, Fabric.js, and Three.js. Knowledge of at least two of the following scripting languages: Python, Perl, R, Matlab. Knowledge of Linux environment, including but not limited to, Bash, server monitoring, scale-up, and Jenkins. Knowledge of unit testing and code integration, specifically good knowledge of Git.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

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.