To be considered, please submit a 1-page cover letter concisely outlining your research interests, experience, and expertise in addition to your specific interest in this position; attach a full CV.
The Michigan Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery provides outstanding, state-of-the-art, evidence-based care for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. As well, our faculty, staff, and trainees conduct a diverse range of musculoskeletal research and scholarship. The department’s research program integral to its mission and vision of leading advances in musculoskeletal health, through excellence and innovative care, scientific discovery, and dedicated teaching.
Research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is conducted by a diverse group of faculty, staff and trainees with expertise in biology, engineering, epidemiology, health outcomes and healthcare. The collaborative research programs are focused on improving treatment or preventing musculoskeletal disorders and disease. The research enterprise is funded by a variety of sources, including, but not limited to, the NIH, DoD, NSF, industry, and professional societies. Primary basic science research operations are located at the Biomedical Science Research Building, with additional clinical research sites. Currently there are extensive shared core resources and a team of core research staff.
This position offers the opportunity to work on cutting-edge transcriptomic approaches to dissect the molecular mechanisms of joint inflammation and pathology, within the context of arthritis. The work will involve contributions to a large, federally-funded multi-institutional consortium addressing the molecular basis of arthritis pain.
We are looking for an ambitious, talented, and self-motivated individual with an interest in computational problem solving and analytical workflows.
Develop and employ computational approaches to perform bioinformatic analyses of various transcriptomic data sets (bulk RNAseq, single-cell RNAseq, ATAC-Seq, spatial transcriptomics, etc)
Identify data sets needed to develop analytics through consultation and collaboration with faculty, staff researchers, laboratory trainees, clinicians, and external collaborations.
Assist in writing grant proposals, in collaboration with the laboratory director and other senior group members, to obtain funding from federal, private, and university sources.
Communicate clearly and effectively with our multi-disciplinary team of scientists, trainees, and clinicians.
Develop and adapt machine learning/AI-based approaches for bioinformatic analyses.
Exhibit the ability to manage multiple projects and assignments with a high degree of autonomy
Supervise undergraduate and graduate students in the execution of assigned studies and duties. Develop close mentoring relationships to continue to promote the rich learning environment already in place in our group.
If applicable, write technical patent applications explaining our unique innovations to a diverse audience.
Write manuscripts to summarize and disseminate research findings.
Travel to and present at regional, national, and international scientific conferences.
PhD Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, or a related field
Publication record reflective of computational approaches to solve complex problems
5+ years of research experience in applicable research field
Proficiency using data science and analytical tools (Matlab, R, Phython, etc)
Willingness to learn and quickly adjust to new tools and systems
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Confident teaching and mentoring abilities
Experience with bioinformatic approaches to analyze transcriptomic data
Experience with machine learning/AI/Deep Learning approaches
Experience in musculoskeletal science, immunology, or neuroscience
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