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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.

Job Summary

 The postdoctoral fellow is responsible for conducting, reporting and presenting research in the study under the supervision of the Principal Investigator. The research area will include the development of novel neuromodulation therapies for treating gastrointestinal diseases and metabolic disorders, such as obesity, diabetes, visceral pain, inflammation and gastrointestinal dysmotility. The neuromodulation methods include vagal nerve stimulation, sacral nerve stimulation and transcutaneous electrical stimulation.

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


  1. Perform scientific and biomedical research work in translational research related fields.
  2. Records and evaluate data obtained from work assignments for use in scientific papers. Collaborate with Principal Investigator, supervisor, and/or other research personnel in preparation of scientific paper publication.
  3. Review literature and confer with colleagues regarding new procedures, and modify them according to the needs of the projects.
  4. Perform experimental procedures in research studies, with necessary training and as deemed by the Principal Investigator.
  5. Provide supervision of the Research Coordinator, Research Assistant, as needed.
  6. Master complex skills and techniques used in the laboratory. Learn new skills or technology
  7. Construct, assemble, and operate laboratory equipment and apparatus.


Required Qualifications*

  • Ph.D. degree
  • M.D. or Doctoral equivalent in any field. 
  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Either in the area of biomedical research, such as:

  • Rodent survival surgery
  • Intra- or extracellular recordings
  • In-vivo recording from various nerves
  • Common research techniques such as western blotting and PCR
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office and research database products
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Or in the area of biomedical engineering with following skills and experience:
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and functional MRI
  • Machine learning, such as artificial neural network
  • Medical device development, such as implantable electrodes and pulse generator, and noninvasive wearable device
  • Biomedical signal processing, such as peak detection, special analysis, adaptive filtering
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office and research database products
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in neuroscience or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or signal processing

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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