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Job Summary

Seeking a postdoctoral fellow with previous basic science experience in biochemistry/molecular and cell biology who is energetic, enthusiastic, and enjoys collaborative and independent science.

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.


Duties for this position include:

  • Molecular biology experiments (genetics, epigenetics, proteomics, protein post-translational modification (PTM) in sepsis-induced acute lung injury), and techniques (Cre/LoxP, CRISPR/Cas9).
  • Microsurgical techniques (laparotomy, cecal ligation and puncture, tail vein injection). Applicant must be comfortable with rodent surgery with little training.
  • Cell culture techniques (maintaining established lines, cell transfection).
  • Handling and managing animals (mice, isolating tissues and sectioning, immunofluorescent staining, in situ hybridization).
  • Data obtaining and analysis. Manuscript preparation.
  • Assisting PI to manage the lab and to apply for funding.

Required Qualifications*

  • PhD, or PhD/MD with at least two of following research experiences: immune cell death (NETosis, pyroptosis, etc.), molecular cloning, genetic engineering techniques (Cre/LoxP, CRISPR/Cas9), pulmonary-anatomical methods (immunofluorescent staining, in situ hybridization), and surgical techniques (laparotomy, cecal ligation and puncture, tail vein injection, etc.). Ability to work and troubleshoot independently.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe software.

Desired Qualifications*

  • We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to study the role of protein post-translational modification (PTM) in the regulation of sepsis/acute lung injury.
  • The candidate should have excellent commutation skills, and be self-motivated, quick-learner, and most importantly a team player.
  • The successful applicant will be supported to attend conferences based on his/her progress, and to obtain the fellowship.

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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