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A statement of research interests and your CV are required as the first step for consideration for this position. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Three reference letters will be requested after CV is reviewed.



Dr. Bo Yang  -

Dr. Eugene Chen -

Department of Cardiac Surgery

1500 E. Medical Center Dr.

5144 Cardiovascular Center

Ann Arbor, MI  48109-5864


Job Summary

The research in our laboratory is focused on understanding the mechanism of cardiovascular disease.  Two postdoctoral or research specialist positions are now open for projects aimed at investigating the mechanism and potential treatment of cardiovascular disease. Research will be performed utilizing a variety of in vitro and in vivo approaches. 


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.


The applicant is required to function in an independent fashion and be responsible of his/her own research project.  In particular, he/she will be expected to be able to design experiments, initially under the PI’s guidance, conduct experiments, process and analyze data, and potentially develop new and/or revise research methodologies. The successful candidate will be expected to be proficient at scientific writing, and be able to prepare research papers.  While funding is currently available for the position, the candidate will be strongly encouraged to apply for his/her own funding, under the PI’s guidance.

Required Qualifications*

A doctoral degree and familiarity with basic laboratory techniques in molecular biology field is required for this position.  Previous experience in the field of vascular biology, stem cell biology, but not required.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Desired Qualifications*

To be familiar with basic molecular and cell biology techniques, bioinformatics, and animal 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. 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. 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.