Faculty Recruitment: Tenure-track positions

The Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCMB) at the University of Michigan Medical School seeks outstanding applicants for tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in computational medicine and bioinformatics. DCMB  has 13 primary, 13 joint, and 80 affiliate faculty, and is closely associated with the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS.umich.edu) as well as many basic science and clinical units and departments across the medical school and the university. DCMB hosts the Bioinformatics Graduate Program which has ~60 PhD and >20 Master students, with 58 PhD alumni. DCMB hosts NIGMS bioinformatics and NCI proteome informatics pre-doctoral T32 training grants. We have active national outreach for minority candidates, in partnership with the NIH Research Centers for Minority Institutions (RCMI) program. DCMB has grown rapidly in both faculty publications and sponsored research, with >six-fold increase in grant funding in the past three years.

We are currently recruiting 1 senior and 3 junior to mid-career faculty members to establish independent research programs that address emerging challenges in analyzing large, complex datasets. Innovative researchers in the areas of bioinformatics, computational biology, and advanced methodological development as applied to biomedical research are encouraged to apply. Several areas of programmatic interest will receive special consideration:

  • Cancer bioinformatics
  • Translational bioinformatics as applied to studies of complex diseases
  • Biomedical data science methodology, including, but not limited to, natural language processing, machine learning, and visualization.

Joint appointments may be considered with the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), the Comprehensive Cancer Center, departments of Human Genetics, Learning Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, partnering clinical departments, Computer Science; Schools of Information and Public Health; and other appropriate units. There are extensive computational and data science resources infrastructure available. Opportunities exist for faculty leadership roles to influence institutional priorities in clinical and biomedical informatics.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, or equivalent, with post-doctoral training, in areas such as (but not limited to) biomedical data mining and machine learning; multi-scale integrative omics analysis; systems biology; natural language processing and ontologies applied to biomedicine; informatics related to healthcare delivery and clinical decision support; precision medicine and pharmacogenomics. Publications, funding record, a detailed research plan, collaborative experience, and demonstrated interest in graduate and post-doctoral education will be essential components of the application.

Applicants should send a letter of interest with Curriculum Vitae, Research Plan, and a list of three or more references with current contact information to:

Search Committee, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Job Code 200.
The University of Michigan, 2017 Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. 48109-2218,
email: ccmbrecruit@umich.edu. Applications being accepted August 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017.

Ann Arbor has a remarkable cultural and living environment. The University of Michigan is responsive to the needs of dual-career families, and is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student body.