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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.  Applications should include a CV, research statement, and references.

Job Summary

The Associate/Intermediate Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist will work with the Cancer Data Science (CDS) Shared Resource at University of Michigan whose mission is to enhance the quality of Rogel Cancer Center research through the use of effective, appropriate and state-of-the-art statistical and bioinformatics methods. Your role will be to develop analysis workflows for multiplatform genomic datasets. You will report to the director of Bioinformatics and CDS Shared Resource.

This position is term-limited for three years with the possibility of extension based on the availability of funding.

As a University of Michigan School of Public Health employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives locally, in our state, and around the world. We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.


  • Develop genomic analysis workflows as well as predictive models to relate phenotypes and genetics with clinical outcomes.
  • Bioinformatics (routine and exploratory) analysis for diverse biomedical research projects involving multidisciplinary researchers. The projects include laboratory, clinical and translational research and require collaboration with cancer center investigators, formulation of scientific goals, data cleaning and management, bioinformatics and statistical analysis to address aims and presentation of results.
  • Provide consultations to investigators or lab personnel about project & analysis needs, analysis results and next steps.
  • Assist in grant writing endeavors for collaborative grants: bioinformatics methodology components for consulting PIs and researchers.
  •  Participate in research group meetings to formulate and refine research objectives.
  • Attend lab meetings and continuing education programs and events.
  • Participate in the writing of publications and other reports.
  • Multiple collaborative opportunities are available at the University, through the Rogel Cancer Center.

Required Qualifications*

  • Intermediate level: A Master’s degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, mathematics, or related field. 3-5 years of professional experience.
  • Associate level: A Master’s degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, mathematics, or related field. In exceptional circumstances, a Bachelor’s candidate with relevant experience can also be considered.

Desired Qualifications*

  • The ideal candidate will have familiarity with modeling of genomics (bulk and single-cell RNAseq, epigenomic, and proteomic, specifically CyTOF) data.
  • Proficiency in  R, Python, and other standard bioinformatics software.
  • Experience in emerging areas like microbiome data analysis would be a plus.
  • Experience collaborating with biomedical researchers.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Please note the salary ranges for each classification:

Intermediate: $66,879-$82,615

Associate: $57,115-$70,553

Additional Information

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, the University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.