Research Fellow in Surgery

Michigan, United States
03 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
28 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 resume. 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 faculty and staff of our department are dedicated to providing outstanding, state-of-the-art, evidence-based care for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. The department’s service-excellence philosophy is founded on the goals of exceeding expectations and having every interaction leave a lasting, positive impression.

We are searching for a new postdoctoral fellow to join the Hankenson laboratory at the University of Michigan.

The Hankenson laboratory is part of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories (ORL), a consortium of faculty members in Orthopaedic Surgery whom are focused on diseases of the skeleton. The ORL hosts the University of Michigan NIAMS P30 Core Center grant and the ORL faculty share 10,000 square feet of laboratory space in the Biomedical Sciences Research Building. The ORL is fully-equipped for cellular and molecular, histological, compositional, and mechanical evaluation of musculoskeletal tissues and cells.


On-going projects that a new postdoctoral fellow could pursue include: studying the role of Notch signaling in bone formation and regeneration; investigating novel regulators of Wnt signaling (R-spondins); and studying the role of thrombospondins and CD47 in bone regeneration.

Required Qualifications*

The ideal candidate for this position will have a PhD, MD, or DVM (or equivalent) and will have extensive experience in cellular and molecular biology (for instance, in primary cell culture, DNA manipulation, cell signaling, and/or DNA-protein interaction).

Desired Qualifications*

Additional experience with mutant mice, surgical models, and/or computational biology (analysis of RNAseq and ChIPseq data for instance) is also desirable.

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.

Contact Information

For further information please contact:

Kurt D. Hankenson, D.V.M., Ph.D.


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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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