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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.

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.


A postdoctoral position is available immediately for outstanding individuals to participate in research studying biological function of cancer stem cells in brain tumors (glioma and medulloblastoma) and the signal pathways that regulates such cells. Projects will be involved in developing new therapies for malignant brain tumors and studying the mechanism by which signaling pathways or genes regulate brain cancer stem cells using both human primary tumor xenograft and transgenic mouse brain tumor models. This research will be a collaborative effort among the Department of Neurosurgery, Cell and Developmental Biology, and the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Michigan, and provides an excellent opportunity for training and career development. This appointment will initially be for one year. At that time there will be an evaluation for a potential extension for additional years based on performance and funding.

Required Qualifications*

Interested applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree from a U.S. institution and within three years of their last degree.

Ph.D and/or M.D. Degree with 3-5 years of lab experience.

Desired Qualifications*

Strong experience in molecular biology, mouse models, cell culture, and microarray analysis is preferred. Interested applicant with USA citizenship or green card is preferred. Interested applicants can send CV and the names of three references directly to Dr. Xing  Fan by email ( or mail to the following address:

Work Locations

5160 BSRB

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.