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The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on genetic epidemiology projects related to obesity, liver disease, and cardiovascular disease.  Work will involve leading analyses related to human genetic data from genotyping and next generation sequencing platforms at the genome wide level. Work with involve integration of genomic data with expression, metabolomics, and regulatory motif data as well as working with wet lab scientists to carry out experimental validation in cell and animal models.

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 Work at Michigan?

Being part of something greater, of serving a larger mission of discovery and care — that's the heart of what drives people to work at Michigan. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. It's adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good.

Required Qualifications*

Qualifications for the position include a PhD degree preferable in Biostatistics, Genetics, Epidemiology, Computer Programming or a related discipline; knowledge of statistics, programming, and human genetics as well as experience with statistical software and management of large datasets is highly desirable. Familiarity with a Unix/Linux environment is a must. The ability to work independently combined with willingness to work in a highly interactive and collegial group is helpful as are excellent written and oral communication skills. This is an opportunity to work in a challenging and rewarding research area that constantly poses new scientific and statistical problems.

Additional Information

Applicant review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Michigan offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Ann Arbor is a progressive city of about 100,000, with excellent schools and a wide variety of sporting and musical activities. It is rated very highly in national surveys for its quality of life and has the amenities of a city many times its size.


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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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