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How to Apply

Interested applicants should send 1-page cover letter describing qualifications and relevant work experience (maximum of 1 page), curriculum vitae, and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references by e-mail to with the subject line ‘Scleroderma Postdoc Scholar.’

Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is available in the Scleroderma Research Laboratory to investigate the pathogenesis and treatment of organ fibrosis, focusing on skin, lung and muscle fibrosis. Experimental approaches involve mouse disease models and transgenic animals, human disease samples and primary cell lines, and use cellular and in vivo imaging, ex vivo organoid fabrication, flow cytometry, and genetic, genomic data and other omics big data. We study immunological, metabolic and aging alterations in fibrotic orphan diseases with the goal of discovering novel targets, biomarkers and therapies. The laboratory work is closely integrated with our clinical research and innovative human trials.

The University of Michigan School of Medicine, one of the top-ranked medical research institutions in the United States, is known both for its leadership in patient-oriented basic biomedical research and clinical excellence. Salary and benefits are highly competitive.

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*

We seek an exceptionally motivated early-stage investigator with a recent PhD or MD degree, with strong background in immunology who is a strong communicator and creative problem solver.

Minimum Competencies

Applicants with experience in cell biology, mouse experimentation, flow cytometry, and data sciences. Candidates should have excellent spoken and written command of the English language, strong communication skills, and be eligible to work in the U.S.

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.