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Department of Internal Medicine – Gastroenterology at University of Michigan is looking for a highly-motivated Senior Bioinformatician. Our team studies the mechanisms that lead to obesity, liver disease, and cardio metabolic diseases in human genetics. We are seeking an experienced PhD-level statistical programmer who will be responsible for processing large datasets using reproducible computational approaches using R and/or Python. The candidate must be able to work independently and collaboratively and understand both database and research complexities, and apply independent problem-solving skills and scientific knowledge. The applicant will be involved in well-defined research projects and will assist with research studies including:
• Analyzing big datasets obtained from various public and other GWASes to identify SNPs affecting human diseases. Writing, testing, and implementing programs using R and/or Python to clean, manage, merge, and analyze large, complex datasets
• Develop and maintain computational pipelines for the processing of these datasets. Install software, libraries, and manage environment configuration for individual pipelines. Manage data and maintain archival data stores as necessary for new and old versions of various datasets.
• Troubleshoot workflow problems and support analysts in ongoing work and participating as a team member in discussions on data collection, management, analysis and interpretation. Summarizing, interpreting, and presenting results in written, tabular and visual formats.
• Assisting in the writing and reviewing of statistical methods in manuscripts and grant proposals. Disseminating laboratory findings by writing manuscripts for peer reviewed publication and presenting findings at national professional meetings.
PhD degree in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics or Computer Science with 3-5 years of experience in statistical analysis and computer programming. Capable of programming in R and/or python is a must. Working knowledge of concepts and methods in biostatistics is required. In addition, the candidate must have exceptionally strong organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to work both semi-independently and collaboratively in a research team, and the ability to communicate clearly with team members and the PI.
Comfortable with Linux/Unix environment.
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