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How to Apply

Applicants should e-mail their Curriculum Vitae and names of three references to:  Dr. Kristin Koutmou, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, via email: kkoutmou@umich.edu.  Informal inquiries regarding these positions are welcome.     

Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in Kristin Koutmou's lab in the Department of Chemistry at the University at Michigian to investigate the mechanisms underlying translational control of gene expression. We use an arsenal of biochemical, biophysical, genetic and genome-wide approaches to ask how translation factors interact within cells to regulate mRNA translation. We seek a motivated postdoc with a positive outlook, experience in biochemistry or genome-wide expression set analyses, and the adaptability to quickly learn new skills. Please email kkoutmou@umich.edu for specific project questions. Projects are tailored to the skills and interests of the individual.

Required Qualifications*

The qualified candidate will have a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Chemistry, Chemistry, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, or another closely related field.  This person will have previous working experience in a rsearch laboratory as well as writing papers for publication.  Experience with large (genome wide) data sets and coding in Python highly desired.  Postdocs in the Koutmou lab are expected to assume leadership of their projects and mentor graduates students and undergraduates working alongside them to answer questions and communicate findings.

Additional Information

Annual Salary - $47,476

The position is a full-time, 12 month appointment with an opportunity for renewal based on performance and funding.

Faculty Supervisor: Kristin Koutmo

Background Screening

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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.