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Job Summary

The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to join M-RISE, a new multidisciplinary Michigan Medicine research program aimed at preventing brain damage caused by cardiac arrest ( The post-doctoral researcher will be joining the basic science arm of M-RISE, led by Dr. Tom Sanderson. Our laboratories are studying neuroprotective biotherapeutics in healthy and cardiac arrest animals, with a goal of translating therapy to human patients. The post-doctoral fellow will have the unique opportunity to learn and apply biotechnological techniques in established rodent and porcine models of cardiac arrest, as well as to interface with the clinical and population arms of M-RISE, which are planning clinical trials to determine the safety of high dose intranasal insulin in humans. Our labs are highly collaborative and part of the Michigan Center for Integrative Critical Care (M-CIRCC), a network committed to driving innovation and accelerating the path from basic research to real-world outcomes. Candidates should apply to this position online. The duration of this position is 2 years with the potential for longer.

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.

Required Qualifications*

Eligible candidates should have completed an MD or PHD.

Desired Qualifications*

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in physiology or a related field; excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills; and a record of scientific publication. Applicant must have a strong work ethic and be able to work both independently and with others within a research team. Experience with molecular biology, protein therapeutics, cardiovascular research, neuroprotective therapies, and/or animal disease models would be beneficial.

Work Schedule

Flexible schedule depending on projects

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.