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Job Summary

The laboratory of Michael Bachman MD, PhD at the University of Michigan is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to train in the fields of translational microbiology, bacterial pathogenesis, and comparative genomics. Our goal is to identify bacterial and patient risk factors for Klebsiella pneumoniae infections and build predictive models to guide novel interventions to improve patient care. We combine clinical modeling, comparative genomics of clinical isolates of K. pneumoniae , bacterial genetics, and models of infection.


The primary job responsibility for this position is to move the research project forward through experimental work, critical thinking, and coordinating work of others within the lab and with collaborators within the university. Specific tasks include development of molecular assays for analysis of clinical specimens, optimization of in vivo infection models for K. pneumoniae , carrying out comparative genomics studies as part of a collaborative group, and characterization of resultant potential fitness and virulence genes. As part of their career development, this person will help to supervise and mentor others within the laboratory.

Required Qualifications*

This position requires a Ph.D. in a related field.

Desired Qualifications*

The candidate should be able to work effectively as part of a team and progress on their projects independently through critical thinking and a strong work ethic. Experience in at least one area including bacterial genetics, bacterial pathogenesis, genomics, and informatics is desired. Candidates with strong written communication skills, as evidenced by previous publications, and excellent oral communication skills are sought.

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.