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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

A post-doctoral position is available in a dynamic research laboratory and involves establishing and developing mouse models of various malignancies recapitulating human disease to develop novel therapies, including gene therapy and imaging technologies. Our laboratory is surrounded by a rich research environment at the center for molecular imaging (CMI). We are investigating the mechanisms of molecularly targeted therapies utilizing imaging in cell culture and mouse models. The research will involve molecular and cell biology procedures, gene editing techniques, protein analysis, DNA and RNA-sequencing, fluorescence and bioluminescence imaging, and multi-modality imaging studies in mouse models of various cancer.

The candidate is expected to design and perform experiments to accomplish these goals, critically analyze data, and take primary responsibility for writing and publishing results in scientific journals.  The post-doctoral researcher will be expected to coordinate research efforts with researchers in other scientific disciplines. The candidate must be open to a flexible schedule to accommodate times for animal imaging and varying treatment schedules. 

Members of the Galban laboratory work in a highly collaborative research environment with leading experts in oncology and imaging. Our goal is to motivate and train postdoctoral fellows across disciples to address new and challenging problems in cancer and develop novel therapies.


  • 75%- Molecular and cell biology procedures and cell-based assays
  • 25%-Bioluminescence and fluorescence animal imaging experiments

Required Qualifications*

Highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a MD/PhD or PhD background in cell and molecular biology, signal transduction, CRISPR gene editing, RNA seq. and with a record of research excellence as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and scientific productivity.  The candidate needs the desire and motivation to apply and translate research from cells to animal models using in vivo imaging techniques, and he/she must work well in a team of multidisciplinary researchers.  The candidate must have excellent organizational and communications skills in English and competence in word processing and spreadsheet software.

Work Locations

Building/rm # BSRB, A668

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2200

Additional Information

One-year postdoc with option to renew

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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