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RESEARCH ASST PROFESSOR
How to Apply
Please send CV and letter of interest to Vanessa David
Administrative Specialist Intermediate & Faculty Affairs Liaison
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan
The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School is looking for a highly motivated and creative Bioinformatics Research Assistant Professor. We encourage applications from candidates with a PhD and/or MD degree that have a demonstrated record of exceptional research contributions in understanding
the underlying mechanisms that drive human immune response specifically in diseases associated with acute inflammation such as, but not limited to sepsis, asthma, ARDS, etc.
Who We Are
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Michigan Medicine is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming to all. We strive to value the unique contributions of individuals, and support a culture of inclusivity among our employees, learners and larger community. This includes supporting the development of a diverse workforce across identities such as the race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital status, religion, language, disability, and Veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer.
Why Work at Michigan?
Core Values: The mission of our department is to create the future of emergency care. We pursue this mission through advanced clinical practice, cutting edge research, innovative education, and service to the health system, community, and our global partners.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion: The Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to creating anenvironment that is welcoming to all. We value the unique contributions of individuals, and support a culture of inclusivity among our employees, learners, and larger community. This includes supporting the developmentof a diverse workforce across identities such as the race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, genderidentity, age, citizenship, marital status, religion, language, disability, and Veteran status.
Institution: Michigan Medicine includes the University of Michigan Medical School, Hospitals and Health Centers, and School of Nursing- all highly ranked with state-of-the-art resources. Close proximity to the University's world-renowned schools of Public Health, Engineering and Business also offers unique opportunities for collaboration. The University of Michigan is the top public university in research spending in the United States, and the University of Michigan Medical School is Ranked #15 in nation for research based on USNWR.
Patient Care: Every year, we treat more than 210,000 patients in our University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Hurley Medical Center, and Ann Arbor VA Emergency Departments. We are the first institution nationally to host the Emergency Critical Care Center (EC3) an integral part of patient care, education andresearch.
Education: We conduct our four-year emergency medicine residency in partnership with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor and Hurley Medical Center, Flint. We emphasize clinical excellence and premier preparation for careers in academic medicine. Our pediatric emergency medicine division and fellowship is based in the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Emergency Medicine is a required clinical clerkship at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Research: The U-M Department of Emergency Medicine is currently ranked #2 in National Institutes of Health funding and continues to receive significant funding from other federal agencies, foundations, industry, and philanthropy. We have a robust infrastructure to support a wide variety of research endeavors including basic sciences (small and large animal research facilities), genomics, metabolomics, clinical trials health services research, big data analytics, and education. Notable research programs include: The
U-M Injury PreventionCenter, the Max Harry Weil Institute for Critical Care Research and Innovation, the Strategies to InnovateEmergency Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN), Clinical Coordinating Center, Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative (MEDIC), Acute Care Research Unit (ACRU), Michigan Resuscitation Innovation and Science Enterprise (M-RISE), NIH StrokeNet, Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute LungInjury (PETAL) Network, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) and the newlyformed first global emergency research and education network; Emergency Medicine Education andResearch by Global Experts (EMERGE) network.
Compensation/Benefits: We offer competitive salaries and an excellent fringe benefit package.
The Research Assistant Professor is expected to participate in research activities involved in the analysis, interpretation, and integration with other ‘omics and electronic health record data of Next Generation Sequencing such as data derived from genomics and transcriptomics (bulk and single-cell sequencing).Applicants to this position will:
1. Perform data management, quality control, data processing, data analysis and other bioinformaticsrelated tasks on high-dimensional data in coordination with study investigators.
2. Participate in research activities involved in the analysis of Next Generation sequencing data such asdata derived from genomics and transcriptomics (including single cell) studies.
3. Evaluate, design, and build informatic tools such as databases, analytical tools, and service resources.
4. Support research services such as study design, data management, data migration and data analysis.
5. Stay abreast of recent literature and other new developments, incorporating into existing data analysis protocols and pipelines in support of the department's mission of high quality, reproducible statistical research.
The candidate should be able to work as part of a team, knowledge of molecular biology, be detail-oriented,and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The Scientist will contribute ideas to automate and improve existing analysis methods, assist in preparing and submitting manuscripts for publication and assist with establishing and documenting protocols or best practices for common research tasks. Candidates with a strong background in bioinformatics, genomics, especially human host transcriptomics are encouraged to apply. Candidates who have participated in federal grants either as co-investigators or principal investigators will be given a preference.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.
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