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How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, complete CV, and contact information of three references to Alan Smrcka (  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Job Summary

An Assistant/Associate Research Scientist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Alan Smrcka to study the roles of G protein coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling in cardiac disease, inflammatory disease or cancer.  The laboratory has uncovered novel signal transduction pathways regulated by GPCRs that underlie disease processes in many cell types and has developed novel tools for genetic and pharmacologic manipulation of these pathways.   Candidate will be expecrted to conduct research, assist with grant applications, publish and present results.  The successful applicant must be willing to take on the responsibility of laboratory oversight, organization and student training.

The laboratory uses a broad range of methodologies that offers the opportunity for training in multiple disciplines.  We are also highly productive and well funded and committed to development of students and postdoctoral fellows for successful scientific careers.

Required Qualifications*

The position requires a Ph.D. and at least 5 years of postdoctoral experience. Experience in laboratory oversight, organization and student training is necessary. The successful applicant will have record of peer-reviewed publications in relevant scientific journals, participation at professional meetings and a record of grant funding.

The ideal candidate has a background in biochemistry or cell biology, an expertise in the following areas: Protein chemistry/purification, molecular biology or cellular imaging, and a strong track record of publication in good quality journals. 

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Asssociate Research Scientist/Assistant Research Scientist.  The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System 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.

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.