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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 Truttmann laboratory is seeking motivated candidates for a postdoctoral appointment focused on the role of post-translational protein modifications (PTMs) in the regulation of molecular chaperones, particularly in the context of aging and aging-associated diseases. We use a diverse array of biochemical, genomic as well as proteomic approaches and several in vivo models (Mice, C. elegans, S. cerevisiae) to study how PTMs control chaperone function. 


  • The chosen candidate will use a combination of biochemical, molecular biological and behavioral techniques to understand the role of protein AMPylation in the context of aging-associated diseases. Depending on the candidate's experience and interest, the emphasis will be put on using recombinant proteins, S. cerevisiae, C. elegans or mouse models. 

  • Professional development for the candidate will include attending scientific seminars, presenting his/her studies at conferences, writing scientific manuscripts and grant applications.

  • The candidate will supervise undergraduate students and assist other lab members in gaining specific areas of expertise.

Required Qualifications*

The candidate should hold a PhD, MD/PhD degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or genetics and should have an interest in learning new techniques and expanding his/her tool set. 

Work Schedule

M-F days with some nights and weekends

Additional Information

  • Please provide contact information for three references.  

  • Competitive salary and excellent work environment are offered. 

  • Target start date for this position is August 1, 2018.

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.