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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 focus of The Willer Lab is the study of cardiovascular genetics.  Our lab uses a variety of approaches to yield biological insight into the underlying causes of cardiovascular disease and to better estimate the risk of cardiovascular disease using genetic information.  These approaches include the development of new statistical analysis methods, meta-analysis across cohorts, and the downstream analysis of existing GWAS data. Our group is extremely collaborative both through formal participation in consortia and through informal collaborations with medical professionals and experimental groups worldwide.  We are looking for an individual who has a strong background in machine learning, programming languages, and statistical methods.

Required Qualifications*

  • Doctoral degree required
  • Proficient in R, Python, C++ etc.
  • Existing knowledge of cardiovascular disease and human genetics
  • Ability to work with large, complex data sets
  • Expected to write portions of research proposals or manuscripts while also acting as a liaison with external collaborators to acquire data and to share research information
  • Expected to make formal presentations of research findings and to take a leadership position and make decisions about the direction of the research work

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.