A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. Applications should include a CV, research statement, and references.
The Senior Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist will work with the Cancer Data Science (CDS) Shared Resource (https://sph.umich.edu/cds/) at University of Michigan whose mission is to enhance the quality of Rogel Cancer Center research through the use of effective, appropriate and state-of-the-art bioinformatics and statistical methods. Your role will be to develop analysis workflows for multiplatform high-throughput genomic datasets. You will report to the Director of Bioinformatics and CDS Shared Resource.
As a University of Michigan School of Public Health employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives locally, in our state, and around the world. We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.
Develop genomic analysis workflows as well as predictive models to relate phenotypes and genomics data with clinical outcomes.
Bioinformatics (routine and exploratory) analysis for diverse biomedical research projects involving multidisciplinary researchers. The projects include laboratory, clinical and translational research and require collaboration with cancer center investigators, formulation of scientific goals, data cleaning and management, bioinformatics and statistical analysis to address aims and presentation of results.
Provide consultations to investigators or lab personnel about project & analysis needs, analysis results and next steps.
Assist in grant writing endeavors for collaborative grants: bioinformatics methodology components for consulting PIs and researchers.
Provide leadership and co-lead teams to plan and execute bioinformatics projects.
Participate in research group meetings to formulate and refine research objectives.
Attend lab meetings and continuing education programs and events.
Participate in the writing of publications and other reports.
Multiple collaborative opportunities are available at the University, through the Rogel Cancer Center.
Senior level: A PhD or Master's degree with experience in leadership skills, computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, mathematics, or related field.
Intermediate level: A Master's degree with experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, mathematics, or related field. In exceptional circumstances, a Bachelor's candidate with relevant experience can be considered.
The ideal candidate will have familiarity with modeling of genomics (bulk and single-cell - RNAseq, spatial single-cell, epigenomic, and proteomics) data.
Proficiency in R, Python, and other standard bioinformatics software.
Experience collaborating with biomedical researchers and leading projects.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to multi-task.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Salary for the senior level is: $81,159-$100,255
Salary for the intermediate level is: $65,967-$81,489
Michigan Public Health is seeking a dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.
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