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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

An NIH-supported postdoctoral position is available to study the mechanisms leading to persistent brain dysfunction in survivors of sepsis and other forms of critical illness in the Singer laboratory.  We are investigating the role of persistent neuroinflammation, especially activation and reprogramming of microglia and astrocytes via the innate immune system, in brain dysfunction.  Our laboratory utilizes several mouse models of infection and sepsis, as well as post-mortem human brain tissue, to evaluate the effect of sepsis on cerebrovascular function, behavior, and inflammation.  In particular, our group focuses on pathways of innate immune activation that are amenable to immunomodulatory therapy, with the goal of treating sepsis-induced brain injury.   To apply, please email your resume with the names of references.  This position is available starting in July 2018. 



Laboratory-based science and animal handling
Manuscript and grant preparation

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D. or M.D. degree required

Background Screening

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Mission Statement

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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.