Job Summary: The Spence laboratory is part of the Department of Internal Medicine, the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan Medical School. We are recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our research team, and to conduct research focused on understanding human lung development. Our research seeks to understand species differences during development, cellular heterogeneity, cell-cell communication and progenitor/stem cell regulation in the lung. The position will include use of primary human tissue specimens and human pluripotent stem cells to address these topic areas.
The Spence lab is a highly energetic and collaborative group made up of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff scientists. We conduct team-based science, while fostering and encouraging intellectual independence and creative approaches to addressing biological questions. As a laboratory, our whole team is committed to fostering a safe, peaceful and respectful environment for everyone to work towards common scientific goals. We actively support a diverse workforce.
We are interested in receiving applications from qualified applicants with training in a range of disciplines, including (but not limited to) developmental biology, cell biology, molecular biology, engineering, gemonics/epigenomics, systems biology and computational biology. The following skills are helpful, but not essential: pluripotent stem cell culture, organoid culture, gene editing (i.e. Cas9/Crispr), histology and immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, FACS, analysis of large data sets (i.e. RNA-sequencing).
Required Qualifications: Qualified applicants will hold a Ph.D. in one of the aforementioned (or related) disciplines, will be self-motivated, and will have a demonstrated history of productivity in the form of peer-reviewed publications. Strong interpersonal communication skills are essential.
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.
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.
Interested applicants should email Jason Spence: email@example.com