Research Lab Specialist - Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

09 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

Applications should include a CV, research statement and three references.

Job Summary

The Systems Imaging and Bioinformatics Laboratory in the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan is seeking a Research Specialist Intermediate to develop analysis models for multiparametric imaging datasets, as well as their integration with other modalities like genomics and pathology. The successful candidate will be responsible for development of image analysis workflows as well as predictive models to relate image-derived phenotypes and genetics with clinical outcomes.

Multiple collaborative opportunities are available at the University. Our collaborators include clinicians and methodologists at the University, including the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). Additional opportunities for collaboration are available with faculty in the Radiation Oncology and Statistics departments.


  • Serve as the coordinating researcher and will assist the operation of Systems Imaging and Bioinformatics laboratory. He/she will operate as point person for imaging and bioinformatics analyses, coordinating with other departments, divisions or organizations. Will coordinate with and support other personnel in the lab.
  • Develop, design, coordinate and conduct large complex research projects, review progress and evaluates the results. Conduct biomedical research using advanced mathematical methods, implement algorithmic research methodologies, co-author publications as well as grants, and co-present results with Principal Investigator at meetings and/or conferences.
  • Assist the Principal Investigator in training/mentoring of other members of the lab with mathematical and algorithmic techniques. She/he will also explain and demonstrate the technologies developed by the lab to the collaborators. The individual will also coordinate data collection and screening and verifies the data integrity for multiple projects.

Required Qualifications*

PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, electrical engineering, imaging physics, statistics, mathematics, or related field. 4 -5 years of experience is requied.

Desired Qualifications* 

The ideal candidate will have familiarity with modeling of imaging (preferably radiology) data and machine learning (as well as deep learning). Additional desirable qualities include the ability to effectively work both independently and collaboratively in a team, good communication (verbal and written) skills, and a deep commitment for methodology development in the context of cancer bioinformatics.

Background Screening 

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline 

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement 

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