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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume.  The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.  Please send cover letter, resume and list of three references (name/contact info) to Joerg Waldhaus, Ph.D.;

Job Summary

The Waldhaus Lab is part of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan Medical School. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow for a full-time position as cell biologist investigating development and regeneration of the mouse inner ear. We are specifically interested in pathways guiding embryonic development of the sensory tissue and how those pathways may be utilized to stimulate endogenous regeneration in the damaged tissue. The position involves working with transgenic mice, tissue collection, flow sorting and molecular characterization of isolated cells.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities though excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, national 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.


Assist the Principal Investigator in resolving molecular mechanisms of hair cell development and regeneration in the mouse inner ear.  Methods applied will include flow sorting, single cell RNAseq, histology and confocal microscopy.

Required Qualifications*

  1. Minimum of PhD in Biology or related field is required
  2. Background in cell and molecular biology
  3. Previous experience in working with transgenic mice, RNA-based workflows and imaging is required
  4. Interest in flow sorting is a plus.
  5. Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  6. Exceptional ability to work with a team.
  7. Willingness to learn new techniques.
  8. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

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