The Center seeks to hire smart and ambitious junior faculty and postdoctoral candidates with strong background training in either statistical genetics or genetic epidemiology. Either a PhD or ScD in these areas of study is required with 2-4 years of experience in “-omics” research. Candidate must be proficient in creating pipelines and analyzing large-scale -omics data, such as whole genome sequence data, RNA-seq data, or metabolomic data. Candidate will initially work with experienced grant-funded principal investigators, thereby supporting analyses, grant applications, and manuscript efforts. Center investigators also mentor candidates with the goal of producing new independent investigators. CIGMA values its team members and seeks happy, productive, and well-balanced lives for its faculty and staff, as well as a friendly and collegial work environment. A curriculum vitae (CV), letters of reference, and representative publications are useful for consideration.
About Center for Individualized and Genomic Medicine Research (CIGMA)
Started in 2018, the Center for Individualized and Genomic Medicine Research (CIGMA) is part of the Department of Medicine within Henry Ford Health System. The goal of CIGMA is to apply cutting edge -omic technologies to study common diseases and their mechanisms in order to identify better ways to prevent and treat these conditions. CIGMA benefits from the large and diverse patient population served by Henry Ford Health System, which cares for over 1 million residents of southeast Michigan including metropolitan Detroit. As an early adopter of the electronic medical record system, Henry Ford Health System has digital records dating back over 30 years. These data provide an excellent opportunity for researchers interested in longitudinally studying a variety of disease conditions. The health system receives over $85 million in external research funding annually, making it one of the largest research institutions in Michigan, as well as one of the best funded research hospitals in the U.S. The Henry Ford Health System has strong collaborative and academic relationships with neighboring universities, including nearby Wayne State University and its school of medicine.