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A post-doc position is available at the University of Michigan Center for Molecular Imaging in the Department of Radiology. This position in molecular imaging research requires the following independent skills.

 cell culture to maintain established cell lines and primary cell cultures and transduce cells with viral vectors.

cell-based assays that include imaging readouts.

 live-cell microscopy and image processing.

mouse handling, bone marrow transplant, imaging, and procedures.

data analysis.

plan new experiments.

contribute to writing manuscripts and grants.

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
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


The position has the following responsibilities:

cell culture with cell lines and patient-derived cells to generate new imaging reporter cell lines.

cell-based assays with live-cell fluorescence microscopy and bioluminescence readouts

analyze imaging data with MatLab or similar computer programs.

flow cytometry and protein-based assays such as Western blotting and immunostaining.

prepare samples for RNA sequencing.

generate mouse models of myelofibrosis. analyze experimental data.

plan new experiments.

participate in preparation of figures and text for grants and manuscripts.

Generate mouse models of lung metastasis for imaging studies.

Point person for experimental procedures in collaborative research work involving investigators at UM and other institutions

Required Qualifications*

MD/DO/PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine or similar biomedical field.

Willingness to work with mice for surgical procedures, treatment, and imaging studies.

Fluent in spoken and written English.

Proficient with Microsoft office software.

Interactive team player.

Ability to keep accurate records and perform experiments independently.

Desired Qualifications*

Desired Education & Experience:

Experience with biomedical imaging and medical procedures

Ability to use and program with MatLab or similar coding languages.

 Crispr/Cas9 methods for gene regulation and homologous recombination.

Bioinformatics for transcriptomics and proteomics data.

Past research experience in a laboratory setting.

Supervisory and financial management experience.

 Experience with mouse handling and procedures.

Experience with microscopy.

Additional Information

One-year postdoc with option to renew.

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.