How to Apply
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. Responsibilities*
The Department of Internal Medicine (Division of Gastroenterology) at the University of Michigan invites applications for a scientific programmer to provide computing support related to genetic epidemiological/bioinformatics studies. The successful candidate will join a collegial and productive research team focused on projects related to obesity, liver disease, and cardiovascular disease. Work will help to carry out analyses related to human genetic data from various datasets and integration of this data with expression, metabolomic, and bioinformatics data. More specifically the programmer will provide computational support related to whole genome sequencing studies, genome-wide association studies, genome-wide pathway analysis, large-scale genome-wide meta-analysis, expression QTL analysis, bioinformatic analysis as well as simulation studies. Required Qualifications*
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related discipline with equivalent practical experience, and an interest in working on cutting edge problems in human genetic disease. Must have C/C++ programming skills. Applicant must possess an extremely strong work ethic, flexibility in adapting to changing research needs, and the ability to work independently combined with willingness to work in a highly interactive and collegial group. Desired Qualifications*
Knowledge of the Linux/Unix environment and its administration, Perl/Awk/Unix shell scripting, an SQL database system, STL/BOOST, parallel/distributed processing, as well as a strong background in statistics and mathematics and knowledge of genetics is highly desirable. Experience with statistical packages such as R or SAS is a plus. Mission Statement
The University of Michigan Health System 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. 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.