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Job Description

How to Apply

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. Interested applicants should send application material included an updated CV, and contactinfo of three references


The laboratory of Dr. Jun Wu at the Life Sciences Institute (LSI) is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow. The lab is well funded in metabolic research, in thermogenic adipocyte regulation and alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases and has a strong track record of publishing in high profile journals such as Nature Medicine and Developmental Cell and supporting trainees' career development by helping them to obtain fellowships from NIH, AHA and secure independent positions both in academia and industry.

Interested applicants should send application material included an updated CV, and contactinfo of three references

Salary is determined by years or quality of experience.

Mission Statement

Our mission at the Life Sciences Institute is to promote the understanding of the fundamental processes of life, and to develop new ideas to improve human health.

For additional information on the Life Sciences Institute, please go to:

For more information on the Wu laboratory:


Experimental responsibilities will include:

- Molecular biology, PCR, DNA and RNA purification, plasmid cloning

- Gene expression analysis by qPCR, western blotting, and immunohistochemistry.

- Experience in flow cytometry is not required but would be advantageous.

- Mammalian cell culture with both immortalized cell lines and primary preadipocyte/hepatocyte isolation and assay.

- Retroviral or adenoviral techniques

- The research will involve genetic rodent models, so experience with mouse genetics and animal physiology is necessary.

- Experience in the metabolic field

Non-experimental responsibilities will include:

- Mentor undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows

- Assist PI with writing manuscripts and grants

Required Qualifications*

- Ph.D. in fields related to biomedical sciences

- Publications in high profile journals as a primary author

- Two years of experimental troubleshooting, and analysis and presentation of data in professional formats

- Two years of experience leading research projects in a basic science research lab

- Two years of experience writing manuscripts and grants

Additional Information

Benefits at the University of Michigan

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 and Vision Insurance

- Life insurance

- Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

- Maternity and Parental Leave

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checksare performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process maybegin as early as the eighth day after posting.Thisopening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

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