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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your CV, along with three references. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


April Malis
Department of Cardiac Surgery
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
5144 Cardiovascular Center
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-5864


Job Summary

The Department of Cardiac Surgery, Basic Sciences Division, at the University of Michigan is recruiting a full-time research investigator. The focus of the lab is to investigate the mechanism of cardiovascular disease.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System 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.


The applicant is required to function in an independent fashion and be responsible of his/her own research projects, running the lab, mentoring postdocs and students.  The successful candidate will be expected to be proficient at scientific writing, and be able to prepare research papers and grant applications as well as present results.  While funding is currently available for the position, the candidate will be strongly encouraged to apply for his/her own funding.

Required Qualifications*

The candidate must have a doctoral degree (preferred Ph.D.) in biomedical sciences. A minimum of 3 years of experience after Ph.D. training working on the vascular biology and/or stem cells is required. A record of scholarly acheivement is required - publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Desired Qualifications*

Familiar with bioinformatics, basic molecular and cell biology techniques, and in vivo mouse model studies.  Additional expertise in stem cell biology and vascular biology is a plus.

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.

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.