Bioinformatician- Full time- Center for Individual and Genomic Medicine

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  • The Center for Individualized and Genomic Medicine Research (CIGMA) seeks to hire faculty with strong background training in computational biology or statistical genetics.
  •  A PhD or ScD in these areas is strongly preferred, but the Center will also consider exceptionally well-trained master’s level candidates.
  •  A candidate must be proficient in creating pipelines and analyzing large-scale -omic data, such as whole genome sequence data, RNA-seq data, or metabolomic data.  
  • New faculty will work with experienced principal investigators and will gain experience through leading analyses, supporting grant applications, and writing manuscripts. 
  • CIGMA’s mission is to improve health through the discovery of genetic mechanisms influencing disease and treatment response.  
  • CIGMA oversees large internationally recognized cohorts with existing -omic data.
  •  Center investigators have over three decades of continuous funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
  • Work independently with investigators and clinicians in the design, implementation and analyses of research studies involving genomics and epigenomics data associated with brain cancer.
  • Develop goals, methodology and procedures to be carried out.
  • Provide in-depth analysis of studies using a variety of statistical methods, bioinformatics tools and prepare interpretive reports.
  • Understand gene regulation and the role of functional genomics in deriving gene expression.
  • Applying both biological and bioinformatic skills to evaluate high-throughput data generated by Next Generation Sequencing data.
  • Devise and document new approaches to statistical data analyses of genomics data.
  • Act as a technical resource and provide guidance to support personnel. 


  • Master's degree in Genetics, Biomedicine/Bioscience, Pharmacology, Cell Biology, Cancer Genetics, or Bioinformatics or comparable degree/training required.PhD degree in Genetics, Biomedicine/Bioscience, Pharmacology, Cell Biology, Cancer Genetics, or Bioinformatics or comparable degree/training highly preferred.
  • Training as a post-doc in the area of cancer genomics, epigenomics and bioinformatics are highly recommended in order to research independently and provide publishable reports and analyses.
  • At least three to five (3-5) years of experience in applied bioinformatics consulting is required and understanding of the molecular features of cell biology (central dogma).
  • Familiarity with statistical or bioinformatics software packages and ability to work with a computer, including some programming skills to develop new statistical techniques, is required.
  • Familiarity with Bioconductor and bioinformatic packages and the use of R software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required to interact with various levels of research and clinical staff and to prepare written summaries for research grants and scientific manuscripts.
  • Previous supervisory experience is helpful but not required.


       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit


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