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Job Summary

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Mara Duncan at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The Duncan lab new projects using stem cell models to uncover developmental roles for membrane traffic.  

The postdoctoral fellow will lead projects using stem cells to understand diseases caused by defects in membrane traffic that result in skin and digestive disorders. 

Who We Are

We provide:

•             Tailored mentoring in experimental approaches, data analysis, and project management

•             Opportunities for professional development through the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

•             A track record in placing postdoctoral trainees in desirable positions in industry and academia

•             An environment that welcomes differences and supports many career paths

Why Work at Michigan?

Being part of something greater, of serving a larger mission of discovery and care — that's the heart of what drives people to work at Michigan. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. It's adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day


You Will:

  • Join a team using stems cells to understand how defects in membrane traffic cause disorders of the skin and digestive system
  • Solve problems at the intersection of cell and developmental biology using CRISPR technologies
  • Perform cutting-edge proteomics and expression analysis techniques

Required Qualifications*

You Have:

•             A PhD, MD, or equivalent in a life sciences or STEM field  

•             Experience in or a desire to become an expert in mammalian genetic modifications

•             Experience in or a desire to become an expert in quantitative microscopy approaches

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.