Michigan Life Sciences Fellows Program - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Michigan Life Sciences Fellows Program
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The University of Michigan invites applications for a new postdoctoral research program, the Michigan Life Sciences Fellows — a unique, multidisciplinary community of scholars that provides mentorship focused on creating the next generation of leaders in the biosciences.
What the fellowship provides
The award fully funds three years of mentored postdoctoral work at our nationally ranked Medical School, College of Pharmacy, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, or the Life Sciences Institute. The fellowship includes an annual stipend of $60,000 and subsidized benefits, $25,000 toward independent research, and a $2,000 annual travel stipend.
Fellows will conduct their research with a level of independence that prepares them to apply competitively for fully independent faculty positions at the end of fellowship.
Toward this goal, fellows will also be paired with a "mentoring committee” that includes their primary mentor, another leading U-M scientist in their field, and a prominent scientist from outside of U-M.
Beyond their individual laboratory research projects, the program will support fellows with additional training in a broad set of skills necessary for a successful career in research, including scientific writing, oral presentation, grant writing, lab management, and job application.
What we seek
The Michigan Life Sciences Fellows program seeks researchers of exceptional promise in the biological sciences with broad intellectual interests and a keen desire to pursue a career in research.
Applicants must be graduate students in their final year of schooling, or graduates fewer than six months post-degree (Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D., M.D./Ph.D., or Pharm.D./Ph.D.) at the time of application. Candidates from outside of the U.S. are welcome.
Although this program is open to all, women, underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to apply
For additional details about the program and our application process, please visit our website: http://fellows.lsi.umich.edu. Applications are due by October 16, 2017.
The selection process is highly competitive. Finalists will be invited to present on their thesis work, with travel costs covered by the program.
About the University of Michigan
The University of Michigan is a research powerhouse. We are the No. 1 ranked U.S. public research university by the National Science Foundation, with nearly $1.4 billion in research expenditures last year. And in 2016, U-M ranked No. 3 for National Institutes of Health awards, which totaled more than $486 million.
The U-M Medical School is ranked No. 9 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report; the College of Pharmacy is ranked No. 3. And 45 LSA programs are among the top 10, with two programs ranked the best in their fields.
The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.