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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.


We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the impact of  prenatal exposure to native steroids / environmental disrupting chemicals such as bisphenol-A in programming reproductive and cardiometabolic dysfunction. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in biological / health sciences (or related field) and a strong background in molecular biology techniques.  The research findings completed by the candidate will contribute towards meeting funding objectives for the RO1 grant “Multigenerational Effects of Gestational Testosterone Excess” and contribute towards University’s research success.  Specific duties will involve the following:

  • Participate in large animal investigation
  • Perform experiments using advanced biomedical research techniques
  • Have the primary responsibility for writing scientific publications
  • Present the results at national and international scientific meetings
  • Participate in writing grant applications

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D. in relevant scientific area including Molecular Biology and Cell Biology, Reproductive Biology and/or Biochemistry.  Knowledge and hands-on experience in molecular biology techniques.  Excellent communication and organizational skills.  Abillity to work independently but also as a team player.  A strong work ethic and a commitment to becoming an independent scientist.  Demonstrated skills in scientific writing (based on publication record).

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in the following areas: large animal experimentation, molecular assays (DNA/RNA isolation, quantitative RT-PCR), blotting/probing, histology, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, image and data analyses.

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.