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Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter summarizing their education, training and career goals, a curriculum vitae and a list of three references with their contact information and with information on your relationship with the references (mentor, teacher).

Job Summary

Excellent opportunity for a postdoctoral fellowship in Pancreatic Islet Biology and Diabetes and Metabolism Research.

The laboratory uses genetically engineered mouse model systems combined with molecular and cellular studies to examine the regulation of pancreatic endocrine cells, of inter-tissue endocrine signaling as well as underlying molecular defects in these pathways during diabetes pathogenesis. Opportunities exist for translational applications towards therapeutic development.

The applicant should have a PhD or MD with a strong background in working with mouse models and in molecular biology. A proven track record of productivity as evident through published research articles is preferred. Working knowledge cell culture systems and/or in mouse in vivo physiologic testing, immunofluorescence histology and fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) are desirable. The successful candidate is expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong enthusiasm for learning and developing new experimental approaches.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop the foundation for a career as an independent investigator in a strong and growing environment with strong mentorship support. The Diabetes and Nutrition/Obesity Research Centers at the University of Michigan provide a rich environment to interact with many leading researchers and trainees of all levels working in the area of diabetes and metabolism research.

The successful candidate is expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong enthusiasm for learning and developing new experimental approaches.
 

Required Qualifications*

PhD or MD required. The position is open to new graduates and anyone with 1-2 years of postdoctoral experience. Compensation will be commensurate with the NIH and the University of Michigan Medical School guidelines.

Background Screening

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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.