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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 to join the basic science arm of M-RISE, led by Dr. Thomas 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*

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.

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

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.

Additional Information

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Michigan Medicine is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming to all. We strive to 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 the 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.