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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.

Job Summary

The Lama lab is looking to hire a T32 Research Fellow. Dr. Lama is an endowed professor in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine and a RO-1 funded investigator in the field of lung repair and fibrosis. The laboratory is unique in that there is cutting edge signaling work done in a translational environment with access to human samples as well as unique animal lung transplant models.  The clinical focus of the research is on understanding mechanism of chronic rejection of the graft after lung transplantation. Lama lab has done pioneering work in describing mesenchymal progenitors in human lungs and describing transcriptional and translational regulation of mesenchymal cell activation in fibrosis. Present ongoing projects include; Role of NK cells and humoral activation in lung chronic rejection; biomarker discovery; characterization of  resident mesenchymal progenitors in adult lungs; epithelial mesenchymal crosstalk. Specfic techniques being utilized  in the lab include CYTOF and single cell RNA seq. 

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.

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
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities


Conducting experiments, analyzing results
Presenting work, manuscript writing
Attending conferences, seminars, self-education

Required Qualifications*

The postdoc will be expected to take a leading role and work closely with the PI in the development and implementation of this research program. Requirements include PhD degree in cell biology, developmental biology, immunology, physiology, or related field, outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work hard and be flexible in a fast-paced environment, and ability to get along with other lab members. Excellent opportunity for individuals interested in studying stem cells and tissue regeneration.


In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

Desired Qualifications*

Prior experience with rodents, cell culture, microscopy, RNA/qPCR, western blotting, and flow cytometry would be helpful but is not required. At least one first authored manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal is highly desired.Willing to support transition to academic positions or industry.

Additional Information

This is a 1 year term limited position based on available funding and performance.

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.