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Job Summary

The Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral opportunity to work with Dr. Hayley McLoughlin on translational and mechanistic studies for the neurodegenerative disease Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 3 (SCA3).

SCA3 is a fatal polyglutamine disease with no cure. Our ultimate goal is to develop an effective therapy for SCA3 patients as well as discover salient biomarkers of disease progression from patient biofluids.

We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in molecular neuroscience and proteomic data analysis. This is an interdisciplinary project with plenty of opportunities to learn new skills in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, stem cells, and mouse models of disease.

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.


  • Design and carry out biomarker discovery and validation experiments independently
  • Bioinformatic analysis of proteomic datasets and interpret results as it relates to disease mechanisms.
  • Organize and present data at institutional, national and international level.
  • Write manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication

Required Qualifications*

M.D. or Ph.D. in related field.

Excellent communication skills (written and oral)

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. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.


U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.