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Job Summary

The laboratory of Dr. Lori Isom is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the NHLBI funded project, Cardiac Mechanisms of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy.

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, or SUDEP, is a leading cause of death in patients with epilepsy. SUDEP mechanisms are not understood, although there is evidence to implicate apnea, autonomic dysfunction, and cardiac arrhythmias. We will take advantage of recent progress in the understanding of SUDEP risk in the genetic epilepsies to investigate the role of cardiac arrhythmias. This work may lead to the discovery of diagnostic biomarkers for SUDEP risk that will allow for precision interventions to prevent SUDEP, the most catastrophic epilepsy complication.

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 physiology, neuroscience, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, pharmacology, or related field
  • Experience in electrophysiological recording and analysis of cardiac myocytes (CMs), including acutely isolated mouse CMs and induced pluripotent stem cell derived CMs.
  • First-authored original publication(s) in peer-reviewed journal(s).
  • Independence to lead a project as well as willingness to work in a team.
  • Excellent scientific oral and writing skills.

In order to be considered for this position, the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous experience with mouse genetic 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.