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To Apply:

Please send an email to Dr. Melvin McInnis regarding your interest in this position. Please include your CV.

Melvin McInnis, MD
Thomas B and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression

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 Prechter Bipolar Research Program and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan is offering post-doctoral training opportunities in clinical research focused on bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a major academic thrust at the University of Michigan (U-M) with several active clinical, biological, computational research programs that span several schools of U-M. The position is primarily translational research oriented and centered around an established longitudinal study of bipolar disorder that has been ongoing for 12 years. This study collects a broad spectrum of clinical and biological data and follows individuals bi-monthly with technology-based self-report assessment scales.  The academic opportunities within the fellowship include integrated analyses with computational, genetic, and biological data with clinical outcomes measures.


The desired candidate will contribute to the ongoing studies at the clinical level, interviewing participants, accessing and analyzing data as well as writing manuscripts.  Training will be focused on bipolar disorder but tailored to the interests of the candidate, with opportunities in biostatistics, genetics, computational modeling, neuropsychology, and other areas. The successful candidate will be encouraged to attend research conferences and present their research.  He/she will interact with a team of researchers at various levels and in several disciplines, that are working collaboratively in bipolar research.

Required Qualifications*

A doctor of Medicine/Osteopathy is required. Possession of a current license to practice medicine in the State of Michigan is necessary. Completion of a residency in Psychiatry is desired, but not required, and the candidate must be board certified or board eligible in Psychiatry.

Work Schedule

M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Work Locations

Rachel Upjohn Building, 4250 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI  48109

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.


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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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