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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume.  The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.  Please send letter and resume to Chad Brenner, Ph.D. (

Job Summary

Looking for an exceptional post-doctoral fellow for a full-time position with knowledge in drug resistance modeling to work in the Michigan Otolaryngology and Translational Oncology Lab (MiOTO).  Candidate must have expertise in high throughput analysis of model systems, including the use of organoids, PDXs and genetically engineered mouse models, and a working knowledge of cancer immunology.  Job expectations include knowledge and experience in determining suitable technical methods and performing procedures with professional judgment and ability to make preliminary interpretation of results and determine consistency with expected results, assemble, organize data, and assist in interpretation of results and prepare data for scientific presentation. Experience in animal modeling of cancer and in vivo therapeutics studies is required.  Candidates with excellent communications skills, time management, organization skills and willingness to work a flexible schedule are desirable.

MiOTO plans to employ genomic, proteomic, and bioinformatics approaches on clinical biospecimens to identify novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets.  The mission of this lab will be to facilitate the discovery, validation, and implementation of candidate target genes/proteins in disease diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy.  The lab plans to employ a multi-disciplinary approach, engaging talent from diverse disciplines ranging from medicine, pathology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, engineering, cytogenetics, and molecular therapeutics.  This position will focus on understanding mechanisms of drug resistance (kinome and immune checkpoints) using genome-wide screens and single cell analysis techniques (scRNAseq and CyTOF).

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*

  1. Ph.D. in cancer biology, immunology or related cancer field.
  2. Experience with functional biology of cancer models.
  3. Expertise in mouse models of cancer.
  4. Basic experience and willingness to learn simple bioinformatics analysis.
  5. Strong organizational, record keeping and leadership skills.
  6. Exceptional ability to work with a team.
  7. Willingness to learn new techniques.
  8. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

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.