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Bioinfo-Comput Biologist Inter / Assoc
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University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI
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Job Description

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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.

Job Summary

The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor) is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Bioinformatician-Computational Biologist Associate/Intermediate. This is a full-time position, where the selected candidate will serve as a departmental Bioinformatics resource working with multiple faculty and trainees within the department. We are particularly interested in hiring an individual with demonstrated expertise in analyzing high-throughput molecular data sets (e.g., tissue and single cell transcriptomics, and proteomics). Interested candidates should submit a CV, three references along with a 1-page statement of interest in this opportunity.


* Assess and analyze needs of department customers, including developing appropriate protocols, writing reports, and delivering results to the customer.
* Develop a knowledge for biological problems being investigated in the department and of the computational tools best suited to their study
* Guide PIs and trainees in department on bioinformatics analyses
* Communicate with PIs and trainees before, during and after analysis to educate and ensure the customer has an accurate understating of both the data and the analysis
* Prepare summary presentations of the results (e.g., methods, data quality, biological interpretation, graphics) suitable for publication
* Continue professional development by regularly reviewing bioinformatics literature, learning new methods, skills, and techniques in bioinformatics

Required Qualifications*

* Associate: Bachelor of Science degree and three years of experience or a Master of Science degree and 0-3 years of experience.
* Intermediate: Master of Science degree and three years of experience or PhD.
* Experience analyzing high throughput data
* Excellent organizational and time management skills
* Experience building reproducible scientific workflows
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team
* Demonstrated customer service experience including contribution to the completion of project goals in a timely manner
* Familiarity with a range of publicly available bioinformatics resources, file formats, and tools and have mastery of one or more scripting/programming languages (Python and R preferred)
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills contributing to a strong team environment are required

Desired Qualifications*

* Ph.D. or equivalent experience in an applicable field is strongly preferred
* Experience with a subset of genomics data or single cell analysis.
* Laboratory research experience in a life science domain

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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. This job 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.

Job Detail

* Job Opening ID169628
* Working TitleBioinfo-Comput Biologist Inter/Assoc
* Job TitleBioinfo-Comput Biologist Inter
* Work LocationAnn Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI
* Full/Part TimeFull-Time
* Regular/TemporaryRegular
* FLSA StatusExempt
* Organizational GroupMedical School
* DepartmentCell and Developmental Biology
* Posting Begin/End Date3/15/2019 - 4/14/2019
* Career InterestResearch

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About University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Health System is the academic medical center of the University of Michigan and is considered one of the nation's leading medical care and research institutions. It comprises the U-M Medical School, its Faculty Group Practice and numerous research laboratories; three U-M-owned hospitals (University, C.S. Mott Children's, and Women's) with 913 licensed beds and nearly 48,500 admissions and births annually; more than 30 U-M health centers and 120 outpatient clinics where nearly 1.6 million patient visits take place each year; and nationally known centers for research, education and care in cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression, diabetes, geriatrics, organ transplant, vision and women's health.