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How to Apply

To apply, please send a resume including research interests/career plans, a list of publications and the names of three references to:  Nisha D’Silva, BDS, MSD, PhD, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1011 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1078 or email to  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

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to participate in a sponsored research program aimed at understanding the cell and molecular properties of head and neck cancer that promote tumor progression and treatment resistance. The fellow will perform in vitro and in vivo experiments and translational studies. The candidate should have experience in microbiology or neurobiology, and animal handling in addition to some of the following laboratory techniques: tissue culture, mouse genetic models, molecular biology, and imaging/microscopy. In addition to designing and performing experiments, the fellow will analyze and present data, prepare manuscripts, assist in preparation of grant reports, and participate in research group data discussions.

Required Qualifications*

PhD in cancer biology, microbiology/ immunology, molecular biology, neurobiology or related disciplines with experience in mouse genetic models preferably applied to cancer research.

Work Locations

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

Additional Information

This is a one year position with an option for a second year contigent upon a favorable performance review of the first year. 

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

MDentistry: advancing health through education, service, research and discovery.

MDentistry Core Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility, Trust, Creativity, and Inclusion.

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, and 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.

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.