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Job Summary

The Pennathur group at the University of Michigan (Division of Nephrology) has an opening for a postdoctoral or early-career researcher in metabolomics and biomarker discovery. The successful candidate will work on chromatography and mass spectrometry-based projects in diabetic complications and chronic kidney disease from model systems to clinical studies. The position involves collaborations with researchers in the group having basic, translational as well as clinical backgrounds.

The ideal candidate has a strong background in separation sciences, specifically liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry with a strong desire to drive bioanalytical research through development of novel workflows involving targeted and untargeted metabolomics. Experience with omics data analysis and biostatistics is a plus. Training related to the use of cell, animal and human model systems can be provided. Recent relevant publications from the laboratory include: Anal Bioanal Chem. 2019 Sep;411(24):6297-6308; Anal Bioanal Chem. 2018 May;410(12):2865-2877; JCI Insight. 2019 Nov 1;4(21):e130317. Doi. Salary will be as per NIH postdoctoral guidelines and is negotiable for more senior candidates. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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

Required Qualifications*

  • PhD in analytical Chemistry, or biochemistry, or a related discipline
  • 3 years of experience operating state-of-the-art HPLC and MS instruments with strong skills data analysis of mass spectrometry data.
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of small-molecules by HPLC and MS data
  • Applicant should be self-motivated, have critical thinking and independent working skills, possess sufficient communication skills, and the ability to work with others in a collaborative research environment.

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.