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Job Summary

Dr. Lana Garmire's translational bioinformatics group in the Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics at University of Michigan has multiple postdoc or junior research positions for highly competent and motivated researchers immediately. Current projects include (1) Single-cell genomics and bioinformatics method, visualization and algorithm development, single-cell analysis in stem cell and cancer data. (2) Developing new computational methods, as well as using existing methods to integrate high-throughput genomics data (methylation, RNA-Seq, proteomics and metabolomics data) for biomarkers applications in human placentas affected by pregnancy adversities, as well as various cancers. The postdocs are expected to publish multiple first-author high quality papers, help supervise graduate students and rotational students, as well as collabroating with other domain experts. 

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.

Required Qualifications*

  1. PhD program in bioinformatics, mathematics, engineering, (bio)statistics, physics or relevant major with rigorous training in quantiative science.
  2. Strong publicatioin records with multiple first-author publications in high-quality peer reviewed journals.
  3. Must be in good academic standing (GPA 3.5 or above);
  4. Deep experience in programming languages such as Matlab, R, C, C++, and Java; Demonstrated efficiency with scripting languages such as Perl and Python;
  5. Must be familiar with Unix OS;
  6. Deep knowledge in statistics/computer science;
  7. Deep experience in machine learning and data mining; 
  8. Good communication skills (both oral and written) in English;
  9. Demonstrated ability to work as a team player with a collaborative spirit

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.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.