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How to Apply

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.In addition to applying for this position online, interested applicants should also send a cover letter with their CV to Dr. Sami Malek at

Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sami Malek in the Division of Hematology- Oncology/Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan.  Active research areas in the laboratory include studies into the i) genomic pathogenesis of CLL, AML and Follicular Lymphoma, ii) the function of mutated genes in lymphoma, iii) optimization of small molecule-based targeted therapies, iv) biology and clinical implications of AML MRD and v) clonal heterogeneity and evolution and genomic instability in AML.  This position is to conduct innovative research in AML as it relates to a mechanistic understanding of leukemia relapse, gene drivers, drug resistance and strategies to overcome it.  Various state-of-the-art technologies are applied to the problem.

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
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings

Required Qualifications*

Applicants holding PhD or MD degrees with evidence of prior productivity and advanced Molecular Biology Skills and ideally some bioinformatics skills and an interest in developing themselves into independent future faculty are particularly encouraged to apply.

Work Schedule

40 hours/week, full-time. Hours negotiable.

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.


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