Apply Now Clicking "Apply Now" opens the link in a new window.

How to Apply

Please apply to this position and submit a concise statement of experience, curriculum vitae, 2-3 referees, and contact information.

Job Summary

The Pennathur group at the University of Michigan (Division of Nephrology) has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in studying the role of nutrient and lipid metabolism and mitochondrial function using metabolomics in models of diabetic kidney disease and other complications. We are funded by the NIH to develop comprehensive program in kidney disease and metabolomics. Recent relevant publications from the laboratory include: J Lipid Res. 2018 Feb;59(2):173-183; J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 Jan;29(1):295-306; J Biol Chem. 2018 May 11;293(19):7238-7249; JCI Insight. 2016 Sep 22;1(15):e86976; JCI Insight. 2019 Nov 1;4(21):e130317. doi

The ideal candidate has a strong background in basic mechanisms of metabolic diseases (diabetes and/or obesity) and documented expertise in transgenic mouse models, cell cultures and various molecular, histological and biochemical techniques including applications of CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing techniques. The position involves collaborations with researchers in the group having basic, translational as well as clinical backgrounds. Documented expertise with diabetes or kidney related work, mitochondrial biology and model systems is necessary (3+ years postdoctoral research with 2 or more first author publications in the field). Training related to the use of metabolomic analysis and bioinformatics will be provided.  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 in Physiology, Biochemistry, or a related discipline.
  • 3 or more years of postdoctoral experience in metabolic diseases and mouse models.
  • Strong background with basic biochemistry, histology and molecular techniques.
  • 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.
  • Expertise in preparing grants and presenting in national meetings would be necessary.

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.