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RESEARCH FELLOW, University of Michigan

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

Postdoctoral fellow position available for a highly-motivated individual interested in studying key molecular underpinnings for the regulation of energy balance and metabolism.   The lab has particular focus on developing new therapeutic strategies for obesity and diabetes.  Projects are focused on the role of novel signaling systems in the GI tract that are manipulated by bariatric surgery and targets of pharmacological interventions involving GLP-1 and GDF15.  The successful applicant should have experience with handling and phenotyping laboratory animal models. This position is within a multi-PI laboratory that works as a large multi-disciplinary, highly collaborative research group.  Considerable autonomy to determine projects and strategies is possible.


The selected candidate will: – Collect data from a range of in vivo physiological and behavioral studies predominantly in genetic mouse models and will use neuroscience, molecular biological, and immunohistochemistry techniques. -Responsibilities including data collection, analysis, quality control, and writing manuscripts and grant proposals.  – Work well independently and as a member of a large highly collaborative team.  

Required Qualifications*

– An M.D. or Ph.D. in physiology, neuroscience, or related biological science discipline. – Excellent communication skills.  

Desired Qualifications*

Recent experience and publications in metabolism, neuroscience or immunology.

Additional Information

 * This is a term limited appointment. At the end of the stated term, the appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

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.

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