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Job Summary

The Biointerfaces Institute (BI) at the University of Michigan invites applications for BI postdoctoral fellow positions ("BI Fellow").

The Biointerfaces Institute (BI)  provides a new blueprint for biomedical research that encourages out-of-the-box thinking, drives innovation, accelerates the path from basic research to real-world health outcomes, while serving as an ideal training site for the next generation of scientists and thought leaders. Designed to break down disciplinary silos and promote continual collaboration between scientists, engineers and clinicians, BI is home to 27 research groups comprised of more than 350 students and researchers from the School of Dentistry, the College of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the College of Pharmacy, collocated in over 53,000 square foot of dedicated, state-of-the-art facilities and leverages its expertise in four research clusters: nanotechnology, advanced materials, stem cell engineering and neural engineering.


BI Fellows will engage in interdisciplinary research projects that involve at least two BI faculty members and report to the BI Director.  The one-year research fellow position provides an annual stipend of $55,000 and includes a $2,000 travel allowance.  The awardee will demonstrate a strong academic background, professional promise and outstanding potential for independent and interdisciplinary research.

Required Qualifications*

Candidates should hold a PhD in engineering, life sciences, physical sciences or a related field or have completed all of the requirements of a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, PharmD) within the preceding twelve months.

Additional Information

It is anticipated that two research fellow positions will be awarded in 2017.  Applications are due by May 15, 2017 and finalists will be invited to an on-campus interview.

Interested candidates should submit a single PDF application file containing:  

  • A one-page overview of research interests identifying potential BI faculty mentors  
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of three relevant scientific publications
  • Names and contact information for three references 

Applications can also be sent to

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.