Research Fellow

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A unique postdoctoral scientist opportunity is available within the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan Medical School.  This dually mentored position will operate at the interface of basic science in G protein coupled receptor signaling and translational hematology.  You should have knowledge or prior training in biochemistry, pharmacology, cell or molecular biology and have the desire for a diverse training experience.  It is expected that the postdoctoral scientist will perform the following activities semi-independently under the quidance of the principle investigators of both laboratories; conduct research, apply for postdoctoral fellowships, present results at national and international scientific meetings, and publish findings in peer-reviewed journals.

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
  • Retirement Savings Opportunities

Required Qualifications*

  • Ph.D. or M.D. with an emphasis in graduate level biomedical research. 
  • Graduate level experiences relevant to the position are required, but previous postdoctoral experience is unnecessary. 
  • A strong record of past publication in primary research journals

In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Evidence of presentation(s) at national/international meetings
  • Evidence of application for or awarding of pre-doctoral fellowship awards

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. This job 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.