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Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Marcin Cieslik at the University of Michigan for candidates with a Ph.D. in computational biology and/or bioinformatics. We are looking for a talented Fellow to work on several projects at the interface of cancer genetics, genomics, and precision oncology. Broadly, our research aims to understand the role of structural variation and transcriptional mechanisms in enabling cancer metastasis. We are part of the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, a world-leading and multi-disciplinary group committed to advancing our understanding of genetic factors involved in the development of cancer, and developing methods for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

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.


Ideal candidates will have experience in genomics, cancer genetics, and cancer biology. Candidates are expected to have expertise in programming and high-throughput analysis of genomic and biological data, as the position involves integration of large-scale data sets, design and implementation of data processing pipelines, and analyses of next-generation sequencing data. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to the analysis of genomic data from patients, development of novel statistical methods and algorithms for the analysis of cancer genomes, development of innovative and large-scale biological databases, integration of genomics, proteomics, and functional data.


A fitting candidate will take ownership of individual and collaborative projects, working closely with cancer biologist, clinicians, and pathologist. We are committed to providing a stimulating and nurturing environment for candidates with all career goals.

Required Qualifications*

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills to take advantage of the highly collaborative environment; adaptability and willingness to contribute to the overall goals of the research.
  • Experience in high-throughput sequencing data analysis and familiarity with widely used genomic databases and software.
  • An extensive grounding in bioinformatics and genomics, including an understanding of genomic structure, transcriptional regulation, and epigenomics.
  • Programming experience in the a *NIX environment , with a demonstrated ability to design and implement algorithms in working code.
  • A strong quantitative mindset and robust understanding of statistics
  • High proficiency with at least one interpreted programming language and ability to implement algorithms in compiled languages: C/C++, Java.
  • Coursework and practical experience in applying statistical and/or data-mining approaches to complex and noisy biological data .
  • A passion for innovation, and demonstrated initiative in tackling new areas of research and in leading a major project.

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.