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How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with your specific interest in this position, career goals, relevant skills/experience and contact information of three references to Dr. Renny Franceschi (e-mail: Electronic applications only will be accepted. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled


Job Summary

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in a highly dynamic interdisciplinary laboratory studying the role of collagen receptors in bone development and regeneration.

The proposed studies supported by the NIH and Department of Defense focus on the role of collagen receptors (discoidin domain receptors and integrins) in bone and cartilage development and regeneration. Studies involve analysis of ECM-activated signal transduction pathways in bone as well as in vivo assessment cell lineage and osteogenic activity using transgenic models. The successful candidate must be highly motivated with strong research capabilities and ability to design and carry out experiments with a high level of independence. This individual will also assist the PI in training new lab members and writing research manuscripts and documents.

The ideal candidate should have a recent PhD or equivalent degree in cell and molecular biology with a background in cell signaling and transgenic mouse models. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. A strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals is desired. Research experience in bone developmental biology is desired, but not required.

Mission Statement

MDentistry: advancing health through education, service, research and discovery.

MDentistry Core Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility, Trust, Creativity, and Inclusion.

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Work Locations

This position is located at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1011 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job 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.