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How to Apply

Qualified applicants, with a PhD and publication record in reputable journal(s), should submit a CV and cover letter; the cover letter should address: your specific interest and aptitude for this position; relevant qualifications; and should include the names of three references.

Job Summary

The Department of Dermatology is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join a basic research laboratory investigating the role of skin stem cells and their differentiated progeny in hair follicle development, wound healing and skin cancer.

We are interested in individuals with diverse experiences in basic research, who think deeply and creatively, who work independently, and are passionate about their studies.


The successful applicant will be responsible for independent research focused on in vivo skin development and disease. Particular attention will be paid to the Hedghog, Wnt and Notch signaling pathways, utilizing techniques such as in vivo fate mapping/lineage tracing, immunohistochemistry, and gene expression analysis.

The primary responsibility of this position will be scientific research, additional duties include: reading scientific literature, giving talks, attending seminars and conferences, and mentoring students.

Required Qualifications*

  • PhD in a biology-related field
  • A minimum of one accepted first-author publication in a high-or mid-tier peer-reviewed journal.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Highly motivated with excellent interpersonal skills including reliability and teamwork.
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills.

Additional Information

The start date for this position is negotiable, but may be as early as April 2017.

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.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

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.