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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

Seeking an exceptional candidate at the postdoctoral level to perform scientific studies involving chromatin confirmation capture, cellular reprogramming, and transcriptomics. The experiments will be aimed at understanding how chromosome configuration changes drive carcinogenesis and generation of stem like cells. The candidate will perform wet lab studies to develop data-driven models of interconnected dynamical systems and perform analysis using state-of-the-art computational pipelines. The candidate will have the opportunity to work in a translational scientific environment that integrates functional and structural genomics with bioinformatics. The candidate will work in the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics and the Rogel Cancer Center under the joint supervision of Drs. Indika Rajapakse and Max Wicha. External collaborations with the National Cancer Institute and other Universities will be encouraged.


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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities


  • Perform Hi-C and PORE-C, RNAseq at the bulk and single cell level, and data analysis on assigned and/or original research projects, working with laboratory PIs and project personnel including external collaborators.
  • Maintain accurate records of research findings and the analysis of results.
  • Prepare manuscripts in collaboration with project personnel
  • Dissemination of results at professional meetings, presentations, and publications.
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities in response to changing deadlines and the needs of the lab.
  • Mentor graduate students as appropriate.


Required Qualifications*

PhD in Biochemistry / Epigenetics, Molecular and Cell Biology or related discipline is required. Knowledge of gene expression, co-expression networks. A strong interest in bioinformatics is desirable. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment. Demonstrated ability to develop manuscripts and deliver presentations.

Work Locations

University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex.

Additional Information

In accordance with Procedures for Appointing Postdoctoral Research Fellows: Initial appointment will be up to one year with renewal contingent upon funding and performance.


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.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.