Research Fellow at University of Michigan

A new opening postdoctoral associate position in computational biology is available at University of Michigan, USA. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

Interested individuals should submit an electronic application through this site and submit their (1) CVs; (2) evidence of programming skills; and (3) three reference letters. Send all application materials to Dr. Alex Lam C Tsoi via email: (

Job Summary

We are an expanding research team in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School. We are interested in the genomic basis of complex skin diseases, and have access to large amounts of unique genetic, transcriptomic, epigenetic, and clinical data.

A postdoctoral position is available for an individual interested in

Developing computational/machine learning approaches for analyzing biological/biomedical data

Data-mining biomedical information from electronic health records, and integrating with molecular data

Conducting systems biology researches and analysis for high dimensional data

Candidates should have: (1) a PhD in computer science, biomedical informatics, statistics, computational biology, or a related field; (2) strong programming skills in traditional programming or scripting languages; (3) a strong interest in conducting biomedical research and designing innovative analysis pipelines to study high dimensional data; (4) excellent communication and writing skills, and a commitment to engaging in highly collaborative team science; and (5) a track record of appropriate scientific accomplishments, reflected in peer-reviewed publications.

Prior experience in conducting research in analyzing medical health records is a strong plus. Research experience in machine learning and/or analyzing genomic data is strongly preferred.

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.

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.

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


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