Research Fellow in Tissue Regeneration and Ultrasound

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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


We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to study the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in response to ultrasound.  A composite, hydrogel technology developed in our lab enables ultrasound-induced control of hydrogel properties relevant for osteogenic differentiation of MSCs. The goal is to apply this technology for bone regeneration. Broadly, the project will investigate how ultrasound changes properties of the composite hydrogel and how this can be applied in vitro and in vivo for MSC differentiation. 

Please visit the Fabiilli lab website to learn more about our research.

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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


The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for planning and executing experiments, managing and mentoring students, preparing manuscripts, contributing to grant proposals, presenting at conferences, and interacting with collaborators.

Required Qualifications*

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering or related field

  • Demonstrated expertise with at least ONE of the following:

    • Therapeutic ultrasound

    • MSC differentiation

  • At least two first-author papers published in peer-reviewed, international journals

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Highly motivated

  • Able to design and execute experiments with a high level of independence


Desired Qualifications*

  • Demonstrated experience with hydrogel preparation and characterization (e.g., confocal microscopy, atomic force microscopy)

  • Demonstrated experience with MSC culture and characterization (e.g., immunocytochemistry)

  • Demonstrated experience with hydrogel implantation in rodents

Additional Information

One-year postdoc with option to renew.

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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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