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Candidates interested in a position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow should submit a single PDF file including their C.V., the names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing their research interests and qualifications to Carlos Aguilar,,


The Nano-Omic-Bio-Engineering-Lab (NOBEL) are a team of creative scientists and engineers who are interested in pursuing fundamentally innovative ideas in skeletal muscle, with a focus on muscle stem cells. We are currently recruiting highly talented and ambitious postdoctoral fellows to join our laboratory. Two of the main focuses in our laboratory are to evaluate how trauma and aging impact the regenerative capacity of muscle stem cells. We use different types of assays to decipher these functions and the fellow will work in a thriving research environment on clinically relevant topics in collaboration with investigators from the U of M’s College of Engineering and Medical School and collaborators at other universities across the country.

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Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

·       Generous time off

·       A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting

·       Many choices for comprehensive health insurance

·       Life insurance

·       Long-term disability coverage

·       Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

·       Maternity and Parental Leave


The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work with small animal models, human biopsies and cells in culture to understand different aspects of muscle stem cells. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow also lead a team of graduate students and undergraduates, present work at national and international conferences, and publish their findings.

Required Qualifications*

  • Ph.D in life sciences, engineering or related field

  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English is required

  • Experience with animal models and small animal surgeries on muscle is required

  • Strong experimental laboratory and data analysis skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Sequencing analysis such as single-cell RNA sequencing or bulk RNA-sequencing is a plus

  • Use of CRISPR systems and/or gene editing techniques is a plus

  • Computational analysis of images and or programming in R and Python

  • One or more first-authored journal papers published or accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.