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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your CV. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline experiences that directly relate to this position. Please also include the contact information for at least 3 references combined. In addition, review a paper below and send a write?up of possible follow up studies, along with your CV and statement of future career goals.

MS ID#: BIORXIV/2017/122390

MS TITLE: Reactive Oxygen Species Regulate the Inflammatory Function of NKT Cells through Promyelocytic Leukemia Zinc Finger

Job Summary

A postdoctoral research fellowship is available to study the role of cell metabolism in T cell mediated immunity in vivo and in vitro using experimental animal models in the laboratory of Dr. Cheong-Hee Chang, University of Michigan.


Responsibilities include to plan and carry out competitive laboratory research, generating and keeping records of all experimental results. It is also expected to be innovative, contribute to identifying new strategies and design new research proposals. In addition, work as a point of reference to less experienced members of the laboratory, providing guidance and support.

Required Qualifications*

The applicant is expected to be well versed in immunological techniques including both in vitro and in vivo models, flow cytometry, organ harvest and analysis, primary cell isolation and culture. Successful candidates must hold a PhD in immunology, molecular basis of disease or equivalent and be a first author on at least 1 publication. Applicants with an MD and the above skill sets would also be considered. Applicants must be within 1-2 years from their terminal degree. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.

Desired Qualifications*

Molecular and cellular biology techniques such as PCR, RNA manipulation, Western Blotting, confocal microscopy, and ELISA are desired.

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

Until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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