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Job Summary

Ph.D., M.D. or Doctoral equivalent in any field. Scientific research experience is required. The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for conducting, reporting and presenting research in the study under the supervision of the Principal Investigator. The research area will include the development of novel neuromodulation therapies for treating gastrointestinal diseases and metabolic disorders, such as obesity, diabetes, visceral pain, inflammation and gastrointestinal dysmotility. The neuromodulation methods include vagal nerve stimulation, sacral nerve stimulation and transcutaneous neuromodulation.

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


  1. Perform scientific and medical research work in translational research related fields.
  2. Records and evaluate data obtained from work assignments for use in scientific papers. Collaborate with Principal Investigator, supervisor, and/or other research personnel in preparation of scientific paper publication.
  3. Review literature and confer with colleagues regarding new procedures, and modifiy them according to the needs of the projects.
  4. Perform experimental procedures in research studies, with necessary training and as deemed by the Principal Investigator.
  5. Provide supervision of the Research Coordinator, Research Assistant, as needed.
  6. Master complex skills and techniques used in the laboratory. Learn new skills or technology.
  7. Construct, assemble, and operate laboratory equipment and apparatus.

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D., M.D. or Doctoral equivalent in any field. Scientific research experience is required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Either in the area of biomedical research, such as follows:

  • Rodent survival surgery
  • Common research techniques such as western blotting and PCR
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office and research database products
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Or in the area of biomedical engineering with following skills and experience:

  • Machine learning, such as artificial neural network
  • Biomedical signal processing, such as peak detection, special analysis, adaptive filtering
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office and research database products
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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.