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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Kleer laboratory is seeking a motivated postdoctoral with experience in molecular and cellular biology to conduct breast cancer research. The candidate will carry out her/his independent project and work collaboratively with other members of the lab.


The laboratory studies the mechanisms of breast cancer invasion and metastasis including the influences of the tumor microenvironment. We employ cell and molecular biology techniques, mouse models, and human tissues. This position is an excellent opportunity to work in a collegial and highly productive cancer translational environment and is especially suitable for a candidate who aspires to make a significant contribution to the breast cancer research field.

Required Qualifications*

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in biology or a related field. Successful candidates are expected to plan, conduct and analyze experiments independently, and be able to write a manuscript draft based on the research. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Excellent organizational skills, ability to work as a team player, and positive attitude are a must. Candidates with a strong academic record and good primary publication record will be considered.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in cancer biology and in vivo experiments is highly desirable.

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.