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Job Summary

The University of Michigan Medical School has established a comprehensive research program, the Michigan Resuscitation Innovation and Science Enterprise (M-RISE), aimed at preventing brain damage caused by Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA). M-RISE, in collaboration with the University of Michigan’s Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity on the M-RISE clinical project. In this clinical science work, the fellow will work with the clinical research team in creatively re-engineer clinical trial methodologies to prepare for a trial of a very early neuroprotective intervention in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The fellowship will also provide a foundational experience in clinical trials operations and methods, as well as exposure to the basic and population science projects associated with M-RISE. Specifically, collaboration with the population science project will include helping to implement and analyze clinical simulations of OHCA scenarios to understand how bystanders and first responders might deliver investigational interventions.

Candidates should apply to this position by submitting a cover letter and CV.

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*

We welcome applications from individuals holding doctoral or equivalent degrees in a relevant field. We also welcome applications from individuals with doctoral-level health professional training in an area pertinent to OHCA accompanied by an interest in research.

Additional Information


The University of Michigan Medical School received funding from the American Heart Association to establish a comprehensive research program, The Michigan Resuscitation Innovation and Science Enterprise (M-RISE), focused on Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA). OHCA is one of humanity’s most challenging health problems as less than 10% of people suffering a cardiac arrest survive with good neurological function. OHCA is also a system problem, as survival requires multiple professionals and organizations—from 911 operators to first responders, to emergency department staff—that must act with impeccable coordination and maximum speed to enable survival.

M-RISE combines basic science, clinical science and population science approaches to improve OHCA survival. The basic science project explores the value of neuroprotective agents in animal models. The clinical science project explores how these neuroprotective agents could be administered to humans by bystanders and first responders. The population science project uses a data-driven Learning Health System approach to reduce time to CPR administration and defibrillation.

Fellows will have an opportunity to build on their existing skills, and complement their existing skills with new ones.

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Michigan Medicine is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming to all. We value the unique contributions of individuals, and support a culture of inclusivity among our employees, learners and larger community. This includes supporting the development of a diverse workforce across identities such as race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital status, religion, language, disability, and Veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer.

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.