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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.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 references to Dr. Collins by email:

Salary is commensurate with experience


Three NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow positions are available to study mechanisms of HIV persistence Dr. Collins’ lab in the Department of Internal Medicine University of Michigan Medical School. NIH-funded projects include:

  1. Development of strategies to promote immune clearance.
  2. Ientification of sources of persistent virus.
  3. Single cell analysis of in vivo viral reservoirs and in vitro models of latency.

Funded projects are also available to understand:

  1. The role of Vpr in macrophages.
  2. Interactions between infected lymphocytes and intestinal barrier epithelium.

The successful candidate will join a well-established team of diverse researchers and will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects. Previous postdoctoral fellows trained in the laboratory have become independent faculty members at research universities, senior scientists in pharmaceutical companies and leaders in government agencies.

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
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities

Required Qualifications*

Highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. in virology, immunology, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or genetics are encouraged to apply.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in virology would be particularly helpful.

Additional Information

The Collins laboratory is located in a large institution offering state-of-the-art equipment and core facilities. Please refer to our recent publications at:

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.

Vaccine Requirements

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students, faculty and staff working in the following areas: Michigan Medicine including the Medical School, Dental School, University Health Service or the Mary A. Rackham Institute.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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