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Please provide curriculum vitae and a brief summary of research accomplishments and future goals to Andrzej Wierzbicki (


The Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow for Andrzej Wierzbicki Laboratory. Research in the Wierzbicki Lab focuses on packaging of DNA into chromatin and chromatin-like structures. While this process is well understood in the nucleus, almost nothing is known about the packaging of chloroplast DNA. Our NSF-funded research is focused on understanding how DNA is organized within the chloroplast nucleoid, what is the role of structural DNA-binding proteins and how genome organization is connected to function. The work will provide an opportunity to study basic genetic mechanisms and learn a wide variety of genetic, genomic and bioinformatic approaches. For reference, please go to our website at:

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.


You will:

  • Conduct research within the scope of our FSN-funded project.
  • Design, perform and interpret experiments.
  • Produce data for publications and grant proposals.
  • Write manuscript drafts.
  • Train more junior members of the lab.

Required Qualifications*

You have a Ph.D. with experience in molecular biology or related field.

Additional Information

This is a one-year term-limited position with a possibility of renewal. In general, in LSA, Postdoctoral Research Fellow appointments are renewable annually for a maximum of three years. Additional information regarding UM Postdoctoral Research Fellow appointments can be found at

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