Research Fellow in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Michigan, United States
28 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your CV, along with three references. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The research in my laboratory is focused on understanding the mechanism of thoracic aortic aneurysm. A postdoctoral or research specialist position is now open for projects aimed at investigating the mechanism and potential treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm. Research will be performed utilizing a variety of in vitro and in vivo approaches.


The applicant is required to function in an independent fashion and be responsible of his/her own research project. In particular, he/she will be expected to be able to design experiments, initially under the PI’s guidance, conduct experiments, process and analyze data, and potentially develop new and/or revise research methodologies. In addition, the candidate will be expected to present his/her own work both at lab meetings as well as scientific conferences and to critically analyze literature relevant to the research. The successful candidate will be expected to be proficient at scientific writing, and be able to prepare research papers. While funding is currently available for the position, the candidate will be strongly encouraged to apply for his/her own funding, under the PI’s guidance.

Additional work related tasks, similar to but not specifically outlined above, may be needed in position and while study continues to progress.

Required Qualifications*

A Ph.D. and familiarity with basic laboratory techniques in molecular biology field is required for this position. Previous experience in the field of vascular biology, stem cell biology and in vivo mouse models is a plus, but not required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Background Screening

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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.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.