Research Fellow in Craniofacial Biology

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Salary is commensurate with experience. Plus comprehensive benefits package.
January 19 2016
Postdoc fellow posting 2016
Position Type
Full Time

Job Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated, postdoctoral research fellow to investigate NIH funded research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Our research group utilizes a variety of molecular, cell biologic, pharmacologic and mouse genetic approaches to investigate craniofacial mesenchymal progenitor cell behavior and craniofacial bone development. We seek to establish fundamental regulators of craniofacial skeletal development and identify pathogenic processes leading to craniofacial anomalies. Our goal is to develop biomedical interventions for congenital and/or developmental craniofacial skeletal abnormalities. Our work is both basic and translational.


The primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow will include: generate, analyze and prepare data for presentation and publication; participate in collaborative meetings of research group members; present research at meetings; and draft manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication.

Required Qualifications*

The successful candidate should be a recent Ph.D. graduate with experience in cell, molecular and/or developmental biology with a strong record of creativity, scientific productivity, ability to work independently and ability to work within a group. 

Desired Qualifications*

Individuals with expertise in skeletal biology, craniofacial development, in vivo qualitative and quantitative analyses of transgenic/conditional/complete knockout mouse models; cell culture, organ culture, and/or rodent surgery, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Work Locations

This position is located within the University of Michigan at 1011 N University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The brevity and simplicity of the University of Michigan’s mission statement reflects the institution’s complexity. It mirrors the University’s key values: knowledge and art, service, good citizenship, and leadership. It captures the University’s primary activities: research and creativity, education, and service.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

How to Apply

Interested candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a brief written summary of research accomplishments and future goals, and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Nan Hatch (email: Review of applications will begin in January of 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

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