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University of Michigan

Job Description

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


A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available at the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology.  The focus of study for this position will be on developing novel analysis frameworks that contribute to the analysis of next-generation sequence data for precision oncology research. The successful candidate must be capable of thriving in a fast-paced dynamic environment. The candidate will work as part of a team to perform routine and complex data analysis under the supervision of the Principal Investigators and/or higher-level research staff. The position will participate in research projects in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team environment.

Required Qualifications*

  •          The candidate will require a graduate degree (PhD)
  •          Experience with data integration and quality assurance across heterogenous large unstructured data sources.
  •          Experience with high-dimensional data analysis with specific experience in multi-omics data derived from Next Generation genomic sequence analysis.
  •          Experience in precision oncology
  •          Excellent communication skills with the ability to contribute to manuscripts and applications for external funding.

Desired Qualifications*

  •          Experience in the application of Next Generation Sequencing analysis of matched tumor/normal patient sequence data to address research questions in precision oncology.
  •          Experience in developing novel analysis methods including the use of model-based analyses for large unstructured datasets.
  •          Experience collaborating with subject matter experts to design analysis techniques in frameworks that are user-centered and reusable.
  •          Experience in scalable computing environments including high-performance computing and cloud computing resources.
  •          Experience in building reusable workflows that provide for reproducible analysis of multi-omics data.

Additional Information

The Michigan Center for Translational Pathology (MCTP) is a collaborative effort to foster research advances in molecular medicine and apply those advances as quickly as possible to benefit patient care. The mission of our Center is to establish the University of Michigan as an international leader in the discovery and characterization of disease biomarkers and therapeutic targets using an integrated multi-disciplinary, systems biology approach and establish a new paradigm of bringing personalized medicine to routine clinical care through the use of high-throughput sequencing.  More information on MCTP can be found on our website:

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.

Vaccine Requirements

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students, faculty and staff working in the following areas: Michigan Medicine including the Medical School, Dental School, University Health Service or the Mary A. Rackham Institute.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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