Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Systems Biology

The Fallahi-Sichani Laboratory at the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking highly motivated candidates for multiple postdoctoral fellow positions to lead multidisciplinary cancer systems biology projects in the lab. The main focus of the projects will be to explore the genetic and non-genetic (single-cell) mechanisms underlying heterogeneity in responsiveness of tumor cells to targeted inhibition of oncogenic pathways. By studying these mechanisms, we hope to identify predictive biomarkers of therapeutic response, and develop effective strategies to overcome heterogeneous populations of drug-resistant tumor cells. Our studies involve techniques in molecular and cellular biology, pharmacology (drug screening and response analysis), fluorescence microscopy, single-cell analysis, genomics, epigenomics and proteomics approaches, and data-driven computational modeling. Candidates with strong background in molecular and cellular biology (or a related discipline) and interest in learning computational methods are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates with bioengineering or systems biology background and previous wet-lab experience are also strongly encouraged to apply.

The Fallahi-Sichani lab works at the interface of bioengineering, cancer biology and quantitative pharmacology. Research in the lab is built on our multi-disciplinary experience in systems biology, quantitative pharmacology, and single-cell measurement and analysis, and benefits from active collaboration with leaders in clinical oncology, epigenetics and proteomics research. Members of the Fallahi-Sichani laboratory work in a highly collaborative research environment. Our goal is to motivate and train fellows across disciplines to address new and challenging problems in cancer biology and therapy. For more information, visit Fallahi-Sichani lab homepage at:

Qualified and interested candidates are asked to send the following documents to Dr. Fallahi-Sichani at and include “Postdoc Application” in the subject of the email:

  1. CV including publications
  2. One-paragraph statement of research experience and interests
  3. Contact information for three references

Background Screening

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Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.