Research Fellow at University of Michigan

Applications are invited for a postdoc position in immunology to join University of Michigan. This position is open until filled.

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.

Postdoctoral fellow position available for a highly-motivated individual interested in studying the integration of the gut and CNS in regulation of metabolism with a particular focus on therapeutic targets for obesity and type 2 diabetes. How this system is regulated via various gut peptides and how it adapts to bariatric surgery is a major focus of this laboratory. We use diverse and cutting edge neuroscience and in vivo techniques to study both glucose and lipid metabolism in complex genetic mouse models and rats. The successful applicant must 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.

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.

The selected candidate will:

- Collect data from a range of in vivo physiological and behavioral studies predominantly in genetic mouse models, learn basic CNS and vascular surgeries, learn gold standard methodology to study glucose and lipid metabolism, and will use neuroscience, molecular biological, and immunohistochemistry techniques.

-Have basic responsibilities including data collection, analysis (graphing and statistics), quality control, and writing manuscripts and grant proposals.

- Work well independently and as a member of a large highly collaborative team.

- Maintain detailed and organized research notes, write research manuscripts and grant proposals.

- An M.D. or Ph.D. in physiology, neuroscience, or related biological science discipline.

- Recent experience and publications in metabolism, neuroscience or immunology.

- Excellent communication skills.

  • 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) benefit.
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.

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

Deadline: As soon as possible
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