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.
Our mission at the Life Sciences Institute is to advance the understanding of the fundamental processes of life, and to pioneer new ideas to improve human health.
A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Jun Wu laboratory at the Life Sciences Institute (LSI) at the University of Michigan. The Wu lab's primary focus is on metabolic research, particularly in thermogenic adipocyte regulation and alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases and has experience with publishing in high profile journals such as Nature Medicine and Developmental Cell. You will report directly to Dr. Wu.
For more information on the Wu laboratory: https://www.lsi.umich.edu/science/our-labs/jun-wu-lab
Molecular biology, PCR, DNA and RNA purification, plasmid cloning
Gene expression analysis by qPCR, western blotting and immunohistochemistry
Mammalian cell culture with both immortalized cell lines and primary preadipocyte/hepatocyte isolation and assay.
Mentor undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Assist PI with writing manuscripts and grants
Ph.D. in fields related to biomedical sciences
Publications in high profile journals as a primary author
Minimum of 2 years experience in mouse genetics and animal physiology
References from 2-3 experts in related fields
Experience with experimental trouble-shooting, and analysis and presentation of data in professional formats
Experience leading research projects in a basic science research lab
Experience writing manuscripts and grants
Minimum of 2 years experience in the metabolic field
Minimum of 2 years experience with retroviral or adenoviral techniques
Minimum of 1 year experience in flow cytometry
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Dental, Vision and Legal Insurance
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
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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.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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