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How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their CV to Amr Sawalha, MD at

Job Summary

A postdoctoral research fellowship is available with a focus on the intersection between immunometabolism and epigenetics in autoimmunity in a productive laboratory at the University of Michigan. Successful candidates have the potential to be supported by the NIH-funded Rheumatology Training Grant (T32) at the University of Michigan.  


The applicant will be responsible for undertaking studies aiming at investigating the relationship between glycolysis and EZH2 expression and function in lupus CD4+ T cells, using in vitro and in vivo approaches. Training in immunology or immunometabolism, and basic molecular biology methods are expected. Experience in gene editing (CRISPR/Cas9), ChIP-seq, and ATAC-seq is preferred. Candidates who have demonstrated scholarly productivity will be preferred.

Required Qualifications*

Successful candidates must hold a PhD in immunology, molecular biology, or pharmaceutical sciences with previous work in immunology or immunometabolism. Applicants must be within 1-3 years from the time they obtained their PhD, and must demonstrate a clear interest in pursuing an independent career in science.

Background Screening

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Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

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.