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Job Summary

Post MD or PhD fellow for large animal surgery and care laboratory devoted to research in cardiopulmonary physiology and artificial organs.  Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a field related to medicine or biomedical engineering. Including surgery and postoperative care in research devoted to cardiopulmonary physiology, artificial organs, and extracorporeal support. The research will be focused on developing new techniques and methods to improve outcomes of major acute/chronic cardiopulmonary conditions (i.e. lung and heart endstage disease, cardiac arrest, extreme prematurity, etc) and to develop new methods for organ preservation. Focused on the use of extracorporeal support in large animal models.

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.


  • Assist in the design, execution, and conduction of research in artificial organs and cardiopulmonary physiology
  • Lead and publish independent research projects
  • Participation in teaching, networking, and mentoring activities including course lectures, research groups, and conference presentations
  • Advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
  • Animal surgery for implanting devices and study of organ function
  • Chronic animal management with implanted devices
  • Supervision of students and technicians
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Publication of grants and papers
  • Night and weekend responsibility
  • Attendance at Laboratory meetings

Required Qualifications*

  • MD or PhD in biology or related field
  • Experience with large animal surgery and research
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills are required

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.