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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Bottino Research Group at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry  has available a Postdoctoral Research fellowship focused in Regenerative Medicine. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cell/molecular biology applied to bone and vascular tissue engineering research. Expertise in stem cell research and 3D Bioprinting is necessary. Solid knowledge in the design and scaffold fabrication is a plus. Additionally, the ideal scientist is expected to have excellent communication/writing skills in English, and to be a team player, who appreciates working closely and collaboratively with others in the group. The successful candidate is anticipated to collaborate in various related projects. 
The person hired for this position will perform various scientific, engineering, and laboratory support functions on a regenerative dentistry research program (PI: Dr. Marco C. Bottino). Duties may include scaffold/biomaterials synthesis, mechanical testing, cell culture, microbiological-based assays. Role will involve significant responsibility and require high performance, with need for strong skills in organizing, designing, performing and monitoring of experiments, writing testing protocols and reports, as well as data acquisition and collection. Daily direction will be provided by the PI (Dr. Marco C. Bottino). 
In addition to applying for the posting, please send as a single PDF file, curriculum vitae, cover letter describing research interests and career goals, copies of up to three relevant papers, as well as contact information of three references to: 
Dr. Marco C. Bottino, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, Email: 


  • Activities related to cell and molecular biology of dental stem cells
  • Activities related to the design and characterization of biomaterials
  • Activities related to writing manuscripts and grants 
  • Atending seminars/symposiums/meetings to present research

Required Qualifications*

Recent Ph.D. in cell/molecular biology, biomedical engineering, or a closely related field with a track record of publications in tissue engineering.

Excellent communication skills, excellent attention to detail, excellent abilty to multitask, excellent organizational skills, and excellent attendance record. 

Work Locations

This position is for the School of Dentistry located at 1011 N. University Ave. 

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

M-Dentistry: Advancing health through education, service, research and discovery.

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: - Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. - Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

The mission of the School of Dentistry is advancing health through education, service, research and discovery.

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.