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How to Apply

  1. A cover letter outlining your goals, accomplishments and your interest in the position.
  2. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Name and contact information of three referees who are familiar with your work and can speak about your qualifications for this position.


Job description:

The laboratory of Dr. Sethu Pitchiaya at the University of Michigan seeks to hire an enthusiastic Postdoctoral fellow to work on exciting projects related to mammalian stress response mechanisms. The Pitchiaya lab is working towards understanding how mammalian cells of various lineages respond to intrinsic and environmental stress and how these programs go awry in degenerative diseases and cancer. To address these pressing questions in physiology and pathology, we probe a variety of in vitro systems, in vivo models and mammalian tissues using an arsenal of contemporary technologies, including single-molecule microscopy, super-resolution imaging, single-cell sequencing and spatial omics. More information about the lab can be found in

Successful candidates will work with an interdisciplinary and dynamic group of scientists and clinicians, and have the unique opportunity to work on projects that span basic and/or translational sciences. Candidates are expected to contribute to projects both intellectually and technically, actively partake in the preparation of grants and manuscripts and present their work at national and international meetings. An ideal candidate will be a responsible, organized and collaborative individual, who embraces diverse ideologies in science and otherwise.

The Pitchiaya lab is located at the vibrant North Campus Research Complex (NCRC), at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The NCRC houses diverse laboratories, research cores, and units promoting commercial advancements of ideas, with the added perk of ample and accessible parking space. The city of Ann Arbor has been rated as one of the best cities to live in America. The city and the state of Michigan overall have abundant opportunities for leisure activities for people of all ages (

We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, which supports individual development and collaborations. We encourage applications from under-represented minorities, including women, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, under-represented racial or ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities. We will make every effort to remove any barriers to the success of the hired individual. For further details about this position, please send an email to

Required Qualifications*

  1. A PhD in the biomedical sciences.
  2. A track record of high-quality research demonstrated by publications.
  3. Effective oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications*

  1. PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, biophysics, cancer biology or neuroscience.
  2. Experience in single-molecule microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, epigenomics, transcriptomics, single-cell analysis and animal models of disease.
  3. Background in epigenetics, RNA biology, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases or andrology.

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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.