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How to Apply

Candidates can apply by forwarding a cover letter describing research interests, as well as a CV with contact information for at least 2 references directly via email to Professor Andre Green II at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Start date is flexible, with a target on or before January 1, 2021.

Job Summary

The Green DEI Lab (PI: D. Andre Green II) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is seeking a postdoc who is excited to apply molecular, genetic/genomic, and developmental approaches to non-model systems to understand the proximate mechanisms that control the generation of biodiversity. We are currently most interested in describing the molecular genetic “design” of the iconic monarch butterfly migration and understanding how this design influences the migration strategy. Current research is focused on molecular eco-genomics, multisensory integration, and behavioral evolution. This work involves both laboratory-based experimentation and field work at domestic and international sites.

The specific goals for this postdoctoral fellowship are intentionally open, designed to strike the best fit between the specific research objectives of the lab and the interests and expertise of the Fellow. With that in mind, this position is potentially a good fit for someone expert in at least one of these areas: 1) bioinformatic analysis of NGS data, or 2) animal transgenesis (non-model organisms and CRISPR-related methods are of particular interest), or 3) advanced imaging/microscopy techniques. The ideal candidate will have a combination of these skills. Also, a shared commitment to JEDI is a strong component of the lab ethos. The Fellow will be involved in all aspects of research, including design and execution of experiments, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and presentation, and mentoring.


While salary and research funding are supported through this position, the Fellow will be strongly encouraged, with enthusiastic support from the PI, to apply for external funding to support salary and research.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D. in biology or a quantitative/computational science with demonstrated research experience working in life sciences

Desired Qualifications*

Experience 1) generating and analyzing high-throughput sequencing data, 2) generating transgenic animals in non-model systems, and/or 3) performing high-resolution light microscopy.

Enthusiasm for mentoring students.

Additional Information

This is a one year term-limited position with a possibility of renewal. In general in LSA, Postdoctoral Research Fellow appointments are renewable annually for a maximum of three years. Additional information regarding UM Postdoctoral Research Fellow appointments can be found at

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

Background Screening

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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 any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found – while start date is flexible, the target is on or before January 1, 2021.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.