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If interested, please provide your CV, graduate transcripts and 3 names of references to Dr. Lana Garmier at 

Job Summary

The Garmire Lab is seeking a motivated and talented postdoc fellow with genoics science/molecular epidemiology background to establish the wet lab. The candidate is expected to follow and optimize protocols for single cell and single nuclei extraction from human samples, and conduct single cell library preparation with the in-house 10x genomics instrumentation. He/she will help prepare tissue samples and conduct spatial transcriptomics assays. He/she is experienced with molecular and cell biology experimental techniques, such as DNA/RNA/Protein extraction, PCR, western-blots, cell culture experiments, knock-down and transfection assays and immunostaining procedures. This fellow will need to have rigorous training in ensuring quality controls related to human population studies, having experience with developing standard of protocols (SOP), keep accurate and detailed experimental procedures, and good at troubleshooting. He/she is expected to have excellent interpersonal communication skills, and frequently collaborate with computational biologists in the Garmire group, and external teams that provide sample resources. This fellow is expected to publish leading author publications in high quaility journals and help PI to prepare grants and publications. 

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.

Required Qualifications*

  • PhD degree in biological science, genomics science or molecular epidemiology background
  • Must have at least 2 first-author publications in high quality journals
  • Ability to analyze the data in collaboration and draw scientific conclusions 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Highly motivated and self-driven
  • Excellent communication skills, experienced at collaborating with others with different domain expertise (such as bioinformatics)
  • Programming background is not required but will be a bonus

Background Screening

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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.

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


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