Bioinfo-Comput Biologist Assoc

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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.


The Schloss Lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School is a basic science lab that studies the role of the gut microbiota in human health. The available position involves developing an R package to curate and analyze metabolomics data generated by MS/MS.

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


  • Assist in developing an open-source package for the R programming language that will enable researchers to analyze untargeted metabolomics datasets (50%).
  • Analyze large and complex metabolomics datasets using reproducible analysis approaches (20%).
  • With appropriate guidance, use established analysis approaches to answer well-defined research questions. May prepare and present data and analysis results to stakeholders, author/co-author publications and/or present results at conferences (10%).
  • Employees typically analyze, compare, and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities (10%).
  • Primary activities and decision-making authority are predominantly performed independently affecting business operations to a substantial degree (10%)

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position.
  • Knowledge of R, including functions in base R and the tidyverse
  • Comfort using version control with git/GitHub
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others

Desired Qualifications*

  • Contribution to the development of R packages
  • Experience with using test driven development with continuous integration
  • Knowledge of Snakemake, basic statistics, and algorithms commonly used in data science
  • Familiarity using Slurm and high-performance computing resources

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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