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Job Summary

Seeking a postdoctoral fellow with previous basic science experience in energy metabolism who is energetic, enthusiastic, and enjoys collaborative and independent science.

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
  •  2:1 Match on retirement savings.


Duties for this position include:

  • Microsurgical techniques (ICV cannulation and injection, laparotomy). Applicant must be comfortable with rodent surgery with little training.
  • Molecular biology experiments (genetics, epigenetics, proteomics) and techniques (Cre/LoxP, CRISPR/Cas9).
  • Cell culture techniques (maintaining established lines, cell transfection).
  • Handling and managing animals (mice and rats, isolating tissues and sectioning, immunofluorescent staining, in situ hybridization).
  • Data obtaining and analysis. Manuscript preparation.
  • Assisting PI to manage the lab and to apply for funding.

Required Qualifications*

  • PhD, or PhD/MD with at least two of following research experiences: molecular cloning, genetic engineering techniques (Cre/LoxP, CRISPR/Cas9), neuronanatomical methods (immunofluorescent staining, in situ hybridization), analysis of metabolic phenotypes, and surgical techniques (ICV cannulation and injection, laparotomy).
  • Ability to work and troubleshoot independently.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe software.

Desired Qualifications*

  • We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to study the role of gut endocrine cells in the regulation of food intake, glucose and lipid metabolism. The candidate should have excellent commutation skills, and be self-motivated, quick-learner, and most importantly a team player.
  • The successful applicant will be supported to attend conferences based on his/her progress, and to obtain the fellowship.

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. This job 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.