University of Michigan RESEARCH FELLOW in Ann Arbor, 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

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in a basic research laboratory at the UM Department of Dermatology. The focus of the lab is to investigate the role of skin stem cells and their differentiated progeny in hair follicle development, wound healing and skin cancer. Particular attention will be paid to the Hedghog, Wnt and Notch signaling pathways, utilizing techniques such as in vivo fate mapping/lineage tracing, immunohistochemistry, and gene expression analysis.


Independent research focused on in vivo skin development and disease

Possible supervision of students in the lab

Required Qualifications*

PhD in a biology-related field, and a minimum of one accepted first-author publication in a high-or mid-tier journal. We are interested in individuals with diverse experiences in basic research, who think deeply and creatively, who work independently, and are passionate about their studies.

Desired Qualifications*

The candidate should have at least 1 first-author publication in any of the following journals: Cell, Cell Reports, Cell Stem Cell, Cancer Cell, Developmental Cell, Development, eLIFE, EMBOJ, EMBO Molecular Medicine, Genes & Development, Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, PLOS Biology, PLOS Genetics, PNAS, Nature, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine, Nature Communications, Science

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.

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.

Job Detail

Job Opening ID


Working Title

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job Title


Work Location

Ann Arbor CampusAnn Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

Medical School


Dermatology Department

Posting Begin/End Date

7/23/2018 – 8/31/2018

Career Interest

Research Fellows

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