Research Fellow

Michigan, United States
05 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Dec 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 main focus of our laboratory research are adrenal diseases and tumors, particularly genetic predisposition and pathophysiology. The main focus of research for this post-doctoral fellow will be research on genetic predisposition to primary aldosteronism. The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to lead the research project together with the PI. While experience in adrenal or endocrine research would be preferable a solid background in molecular biology and ideally next generation sequencing and/or electrophysiology would be appreciated. However, graduates from related fields that would like to explore their interest in adrenal tumors, tumor genetics and endocrine fellowship are welcome to apply. 


This position requires a motivated and independently functioning individual, who embraces the responsibility of managing their research project. The individual should be highly collaborative and interested to work in our highly collaborative adrenal research environment at the University of Michigan and worldwide. The applicant should have a special interest in translational aspects of research.    
The individual will be responsible for all aspects of their research project.

The applicant will be required to conduct the following:

  •  Planning and conduction of experimental studies
  • Detailed data collection and documentation
  • Review of primary literature in order to critically review their own results
  • Communication and discussion of research activities (plans, results and next steps) with PI
  • Employ in collaborative research
  • Interest in learning new methods
  • Writing of reviews and original papers

Required Qualifications*

  • PhD or MD degree in biological, or medical sciences.Experience with translational research is preferred, and good leadership skills.Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written.Proficiency in basic laboratory technologies – cloning, PCR, transfection, lentiviral transduction, western blot, sequencing, cell culture etc.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Additional experience in NGS would be preferredExperience in electrophysiology and analysis of calcium signaling would be welcome

Additional Information

Our laboratory and adrenal research group consists of highly motivated individuals excited about their research. The applicant would be welcome to share this excitement in a very collaborative and pleasant research environment

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.