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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join a dynamic and growing lab focused on lung injury and regeneration.

Our lab is interested in understanding the mechanisms by which the lung epithelium is injured and regenerates after injury. Injury and a failure of epithelial regeneration is thought to drive the development of lung diseases such as pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis, ARDS, and emphysema. Specifically, we are exploring the mechanisms underlying proliferation and differentiation of alveolar epithelial progenitor cells. We have identified ?-catenin and TGF? signaling as important drivers of alveolar epithelial cell proliferation. We use mouse and cell culture models to study mechanisms. The mouse work involves lineage tracing and inducible cell-specific gene deficient mice, and primary rat and mouse alveolar epithelial cell culture work allows us to further dissect mechanism.


Rachel Zemans Lab

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 Work at Michigan?

Being part of something greater, of serving a larger mission of discovery and care — that's the heart of what drives people to work at Michigan. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. It's adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good.

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*

The postdoc will be expected to take a leading role and work closely with the PI in the development and implementation of this research program. Requirements include PhD (completed or near completion) in cell biology, developmental biology, immunology, physiology, or related field, outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work hard and be flexible in a fast-paced environment, and ability to get along with other lab members.

Desired Qualifications*

Prior experience with rodents, cell culture, microscopy, RNA/qPCR, western blotting, and flow cytometry would be helpful but is not required. At least one first authored manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal is highly desired.

  • Willing to support transition to academic positions or industry.
  • Excellent opportunity for individuals interested in studying stem cells, tissue regeneration, and clinically relevant disease models.

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.