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Job Summary

The Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics is seeking a full-time student affairs representative to be part of a dynamic team of professionals dedicated to promoting quality services for Bioinformatics graduate students. The successful candidate will be one of two Student Service Representatives functionally reporting to the Bioinformatics Program Directors and administratively to the Department Administrator. 

The Bioinformatics Masters, AMDP & Ph.D. Graduate Programs

The students enrolled in the Bioinformatics programs attend courses and conduct research, preparing students for a wide range of positions in private industry, government, and academia. 

Who We Are

Statement on Diversity

We respect and value individuals from all races, ethnic backgrounds, ages, genders, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, economic or veteran status, and other diverse perspectives and individual differences. Futher, we are committeed to tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect everywhere within our community and we affirm our promise to make the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics a welcoming place for all. In seeking new staff members, we are committed to hiring those who share in our reverence and expectations for diversity. 


Partner with the Graduate Program Leadership to coordinate all aspects of student administrative support throughout each student's career. Responsibilities include:

  • Organizing the recruitment of students to be admitted to the Ph.D. and Master's programs;
  • Coordinating orientation materials for new students,
  • Non-academic advising,
  • Curricular items,
  • Track students records,
  • Serve as liaison to relevant units at the Registrar's Office, Rackham Graduate School, and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS).
  • This role provides adminstrative oversight and support to Graduate Program faculty leadership on graduate initiatives as well as maintains alumni data using various methods and resources.

General administrative support, such as investigation of promotional products for departmental use of assistance with occasional department-wide events throughout the year (e.g., reservations, catering, other administrative needs). As this person serves as the first point of contact, they are also responsible for maintaining comunication throughout students' academic careers. Responsibility involves researching various resources (e.g., professional development events, funding opportunities, wellness resources) and effectively provide information to ensure inclusive engagement. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Healthcare, Business or similar field and three (3) years of directly related experience
  • Experience working in an academic setting, preferably in the area of student services
  • Ability to set priorities, manage multiple tasks, and work effectively both as a member of a team and independently
  • Knowledge about Univ. of MI policies, procedures, and regulations
  • High degree of initative and resourcefulness
  • Excellent attention to detail, plus strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to exercise professionalism and discretion with material of highly confidential nature
  • Familiarity with the University of Michigan's computing environment which includes, MS Office, M-Pathways, Concur, CollegeNet, DropBox, and Slack.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Willingness to partner with faculty and staff to develop internal databases and procedural process improvements using Google tools and forms.
  • Willingness to coordinate and attend social events for the Graduate Student Population. 

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.

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, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  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.