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A cover letter and completed application 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

This position offers an exceptional career development opportunity for a computational biologist/data scientist to learn and grow in a multidisciplinary environment. The team includes biologists, physicians, mathematicians, psychosocial scientists and engineers. The overall, broad research question is: How can high time-resolution physiological data measured using wearable sensors in humans be combined with other data, including subjective survey data and clinical data, to understand and predict health and disease? We address these questions by analyzing datasets we are collecting from human research studies involving healthy individuals as well as those with hematologic or oncologic diseases.

Datasets collected include physiologic measurements of body temperature, heart rate, accelerometry, and sleep; longitudinal participant survey data; electronic health record data, and in some cases, associated corresponding cellular/molecular data such as RNAseq and proteomics data. The position will be co-mentored by Drs. Muneesh Tewari (Depts. of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering; Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics) and Sung Won Choi (Dept. of Pediatrics; UM Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program). The research fellow will learn in a team-science environment with access to diverse types of expertise through faculty, peers and other team members.

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
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D. degree

Desired Qualifications*

Doctoral degree in a field such as computational biology, data science, bioinformatics, systems biology, computer science, health informatics or other relevant scientific research area. 

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.


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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.