Open Position for Bioinformatics Research Investigator

Position Description: The Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCMB, Medical School) is seeking a highly motivated Bioinformatics Early Career Research Faculty member. This position is available immediately, and the specific position title will be negotiated depending on the experience and career goals of the candidate. Initial funding will be supported by a NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award to perform innovative multi-omics research in the areas of epigenomics, gene expression, metabolomics, and eQTL analyses, and develop novel data science approaches in these areas. The faculty member will work jointly with Drs. Maureen Sartor (Professor of DCMB and Biostatistics) and Alla Karnovsky (Associate Professor of DCMB) with a strong mentoring team, initially focusing on a project to discover novel strategies for personalized treatment and prevention of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), with numerous opportunities to expand into cancer and other disease research, and to form additional collaborations. Multiple publications as part of our team science efforts are expected. The initial funding is for a 4-year period, with an opportunity for promotion to multiple faculty tracks. The successful candidate will benefit from a partnership with the Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI), which provides a forum for neuroscientists across the University of Michigan campuses to share resources, exchange ideas, and collaborate.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, biomedical informatics, genetics/genomics, or a related field. The successful applicant will have a record of multiple first author peer-reviewed publications, experience with analysis of multiple types of omics data, be comfortable working in Linux and R, have training in statistics, and have strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills. Experience in mass spectrometry and metabolomics data analysis, and Python are preferred. Prior research in neuroscience/neurology or cancer is a plus.

Salary/Benefits: Salary will be determined based on years of experience and qualifications, and will satisfy the NIH NRSA guidelines. The research investigator will receive the excellent benefits offered at the University of Michigan (hr.umich.edu/benefits-wellness).

Application: Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments (1 page), and contact details of at least two references to sartorma@umich.edu and akarnovs@umich.edu. Women and those from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Ann Arbor and southeast Michigan has a remarkably positive cultural and living environment. The University of Michigan is responsive to the needs of dual-career families, and is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student body.

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