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Job Summary

The purpose of the NIH-sponsored T32 Postdoctoral Cardiovascular Research Training Grant is to provide an intensive research training experience in basic or translational cardiovascular research. The program is designed for postdoctoral MD's or PhD's in preparation for independent investigative careers related to cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular fellowship applicants will find this an especially valuable opportunity to focus on an area of research interest under the guidance of established mentors in the field. A diverse array of training opportunities are available ranging from basic mechanisms of vascular disease to applied translational research. The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, Department of Internal Medicine, comprises the central foundation of this grant, although multiple links to other Divisions and Departments within the University of Michigan Medical School have been established to facilitate collaborations and novel pursuits in this rapidly expanding field. In addition to a multitude of basic research opportunities available through this grant, a translational scientific program has been developed to meet the needs of trainees interested in clinical investigation. This translational research program also provides an opportunity to complete a Masters of Science program in research design and statistical analysis within the University of Michigan School of Public Health. 

A core curriculum of didactic seminars designed specifically for trainees, interdisciplinary symposia and journal clubs have been established. Funding through this grant is typically available for 2-3 years.

Candidates should apply to this position by submitting a cover letter and CV.

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.

Required Qualifications*

We welcome applications from individuals holding doctoral or equivalent degrees in a relevant field. We also welcome applications from individuals with doctoral-level health professional training in an area pertinent to cardiovascular disease accompanied by an interest in research.

Additional Information

This is a longstanding training grant dedicated to preparing the next generation of academicians for careers in cardiovascular disease research. The Program consists of eight educational opportunity pods covering a range of topic areas from clinical / population science to basic and translational research. These Pods focus on research opportunities in vascular disease (including thrombosis and inflammation), metabolism, genetics, stroke, cardiac myocyte biology and arrhythmia, women’s heart disease, and aging. The grant provides both didactic training as well as research immersion for MD, MD PhD, or PhD trainees. This grant, now in its 22nd year, has trained a large number of investigators, many of whom have led paradigm changing and sustained research programs and have trainees of their own. Many of the recent trainees have obtained NIH K or even R level funding, with academic positions. The core leadership team consists of three senior faculty, each with a substantial portfolio of training experience, who are drawn from the fields of vascular biology, cardiovascular disease, and cardiovascular pharmacology. The program is integrated with common didactic coursework in instruction of responsible conduct of research, a skies of cutting edge scientific seminars, and an interactive networking program that facilities interchange among trainee peers and mentors. The overall goal has been and will be to create and sustain the next generation of cardiovascular scientists to focus on the most important disease of our era.

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.