Precision Health Genetic Data Manager

Michigan, United States
$67,214.00 – $83,029.00
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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.


  • Perform genotype clustering, quality control, imputation analysis of large-scale genetic datasets of thePrecision Health Initiative. Create, maintain and update pipelines for data quality control checks,document data curation processes and deliver data to end-users.
  • Extract electronic health data of Precision Health Initiative assets and link diverse sources of dataresiding in a research data warehouse.
  • Participate in the design and analysis of genetic association studies together with other researchers.
  • Support investigators to perform analyses themselves by educating them on data resources availablethrough the Precision Health Initiative and on appropriate design and analysis techniques to addresstheir scientific goals.
  • Work independently but also engage in team science and participate in Precision Health analyticsworkgroup meetings and activities; ensure coordination and prioritization with peers in thebiorepository and research data warehouse.
  • Review literature and current science to build and maintain state-of-the-art expertise in genetic analysistechniques.

Required Qualifications*

Masters or doctoral degree in biostatistics, bioinformatics, computer science, epidemiology, appliedmathematics, or a related discipline; 1-3 years of practical experience in data management, studydesign, and statistical analysis of large genetic and/or other high-throughput omics data.

Familiarity with Linux, command-line programming, and high-performance computing. Demonstratedexperience using Linux shell scripting tools (e.g., bash, awk, grep) to design reproducible data cleaningand/or analysis pipelines.

Experience performing statistical analyses using R and/or Python, particularly with genetic data and/orlarge disease registry or health related databases. Prior experience with genetic data curation andanalysis would ideally be documented through publications.

Excellent communication skills (oral and scientific writing) and the ability to communicate statisticalanalysis and results to people of different backgrounds and skills.

Ability to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, withinthe scope of your responsibilities.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with protocol design and institutional review board applications.

Experience in website maintenance and design with software products, data linkage, privacy, andconfidentiality.

Experience with standard genetic analysis software.

Additional Information

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff (leader/member) with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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