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A POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW position is available immediately in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan to join a collaborative research team investigating the neural differentiation potential of induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC) from individuals with Bipolar Disorder. The goal of the project is to identify the molecular mechanisms underlying Bipolar Disorder to identify novel treatment approaches. iPSC are derived from clinical subjects with extensive phenotype data from a longitudinal study of BP disorder at the UM.  The candidate will work with a well-established team to generate and characterize neuronal and glial cells differentiated from iPSCs, determine their gene expression profile, and responses to culture perturbations, and medications.
The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, collaborative scientist who will interact well with the research team and be involved in the design, performance and analysis of the experiments.  Additional training opportunities include assistance in preparation of publications, opportunities to present data locally and nationally, and student supervision.

Required Qualifications*

 MD and/or PhD in Neuroscience, Developmental, Cell or Molecular Biology

Preference will be given to applicants with extensive experience in mammalian cell culture, strong molecular biology skills, good communication skills, and documented success in research, such as recent publications.  Scheduling flexibility and weekend work is required.

Background Screening

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Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine 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.