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Please include a cover letter addressed to Professors Krista Wigginton and Adam Lauring as the first page of your curriculum vitae. Only one pdf file can be uploaded in the application system. 

Job Summary

The Wigginton and Lauring labs at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor are seeking a postdoctoral scholar. We are seeking someone interested in research at the intersection of engineering, virology, and public health. The researcher would be part of an interdisciplinary team of professors, postdoctoral researchers, and students studying environmental virus surveillance.

This position is a good fit for someone with expertise in at least one of the following areas: 1) environmental microbiology; 2) virology; 3) bioinformatic analysis of sequence data. Our shared project focuses on developing new tools to detect and characterize viruses in the environment and link their presence in the environment to clinical cases. The scholar would work closely with fellow group members and collaborators on these topics. They will be involved in the design and execution of experiments, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and research presentations. Although not required for the position, the scholar will likely have the opportunity to contribute to grant writing and teaching activities.

Who We Are

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at:

The Wigginton and Lauring research teams include a diverse group of researchers at various stages of their education. We work closely with teams across the University of Michigan and at other institutions. More information on our teams and research projects can be found at: and

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering  component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at:

Required Qualifications*

1) Earned doctorates in engineering, microbiology, public health, or quantitative/computational science and have research experience in life sciences. 
2) Strong quantitative, oral, and written skill sets. 
3) Highly motivated, able to work independently.
4) Previous programming experience. 
5) Ability to write peer-reviewed manuscripts.
6) Enthusiasm for mentoring student researchers.
7) A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Additional Information

The appointment is for 12 months (as soon as possible) with a possibility of extension, contingent on performance and fund availability.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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