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In addition to applying for this position online, Interested candidates should contact Dr. Santhi Ganesh, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, with current resume or CV and references. Email:  Lab website:


The Ganesh lab is seeking a talented Postdoctoral Research Fellow for genetic and molecular studies of vascular disease in the context of Neurofibromatosis type I, vascular connective tissue diseases, and related disorders leading to adverse arterial remodeling, stenosis, and hypertension. The ideal candidate for this position has experience with in vitro and/or in vivo models of disease; the projects rely on existing and future murine and cell line models for disease, in addition to transcriptomc and protein translation studies.

We are conducting gene discovery studies using genome sequencing, GWAS and transcript expression profiling methods to understand both common and rare vascular diseases. We are generating epigenetic data sets for integrative genomic studies. In the wet lab side of the laboratory, we use in vitro cellular and in vivo models to assess the functional significance of our genomic discoveries. This will provide an opportunity for collaboration with functionally oriented lab personnel and trainees. Our studies are closely tied to the clinic, with human tissue and blood samples from meticulously phenotyped patients and thus candidates can expect to gain exposure to translational aspects of their research projects as well. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic laboratory that is using genetic and genomic discovery approaches to study novel influences on disease, using both dry-lab and wet-lab approaches.

Our projects include gene discovery approaches such as genome sequencing, and functional experimentation to understand mechanisms of discovered genes using in vitro and in vivo murine models. Candidates should have experience and/or publications in genetics, molecular biology, vascular biology, or computational biology/transcriptomics areas, with an interest in human genetics. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in both human genetics and functional biology investigations, and, to see how the two are integrated in disease-oriented research.

The laboratory has secured multiple NIH and non-NIH sources of funding. Dr. Ganesh is a faculty mentor of several NIH-supported T32 training grants at University of Michigan. There is a current opportunity for NIH training grant support and if interested, please get in touch soon to discuss.

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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*

  • M.D. or Ph.D. required.
  • Basic science discipline preferred, such as molecular biology, cell biology, or vascular biology. 
  • Candidates with computational skills are also encouraged to apply. 
  • The ideal candidate is highly motivated to learn conduct cellular and molecular studies to inform human diseases, scientific methods, and write manuscripts and grant applications.

Work Schedule

40 hours, full-time.  Days -- hours negotiable.

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