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Research Fellow Positions at University of Michigan

 1. RESEARCH FELLOW (233765)

The Jack Lab (U-M faculty profile) in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UM-CEE), graduate program ranked #2 U.S. News and World Reports) invites applications for funded post-doctoral research fellow positions to study fundamental kinetic and thermodynamic material properties towards scalable electrochemical CO2 capture and conversion technologies.

This interdisciplinary work will span topics such as electrochemical water and CO2 electrolysis, separations, and molecule upgrading processes. Overall, this work will focus on tailoring CO2 conversion processes towards high reaction rates, selectivity, yields, and energy efficiencies.

The position is currently open with an anticipated start date dependent on the applicant's availability.  Appointments are anticipated for two years, with renewal after the first year contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Successful candidates will hold the rank of postdoctoral research fellow and be provided a competitive salary, benefits, and support for conference travel and/or career development.

In addition to pursuing independent research projects, researchers will also obtain valuable grant writing experience, exposure to professional networking events with national labs and private companies, and opportunities to communicate research findings via peer-reviewed journal publications, podcasts, and presentations at national and international conferences.

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The Computational Fluids Laboratory headed by Professor Krishnan Mahesh at the University of Michigan is seeking to hire Postdoctoral Research Fellows for positions starting from July 2023. The laboratory (www.umich.edu/~krmahesh) develops numerical methods, turbulence models and DNS/LES tools that are flexible enough to handle multi-physics flows in engineering geometries without compromising the accuracy needed to simulate turbulence. We conduct research into a variety of problems including: marine propulsors, cavitation, hydro-acoustics, flow over rough surfaces, laminar-turbulent transition, turbulent mixing, fluid/structure interaction, flow control, and moving-body flows.

The duties and expectations of this position include performing research, participating in the preparation of technical reports and papers related to research, and collaborating with other members of the laboratory engaged in related research. Postdoctoral fellows may also, participate in instructional activities, and in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students engaged in research activities.

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Job Title:   NIH Funded T32 Training Research Fellow in Health Services & Outcomes Research

Location:  University of Michigan, Plastic Surgery Program

Date Available:  July 1, 2024

Job Description:   The University of Michigan Plastic Surgery Program is seeking a trainee for an NIH funded T32 training program in health services and outcomes research. The trainee would be joining a comprehensive outcomes research program that consists of over seven (7) health service researchers supervised by Dr. Kevin Chung.  The trainee will have access to world class researchers for the Institute of Health Policy and Innovation who will serve as mentors for a trainee who aspires to be an academic surgeon with clinical research interest. 

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We have a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position available in the Systems Biology & Drug Discovery lab led by Dr. Sriram Chandrasekaran at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Our lab develops software tools using machine-learning and systems biology.  We use both experiments and computation to discover new drugs for infectious diseases and cancer.  

Our lab's research has been published in Cell, Genome Biology, eLife, mBio, and PNAS. The PI has a great track record of funding from NIH and was also named as MIT Technology Review?s Top Innovators Under 35. For more information on our research and publications see https://systemsbiologylab.org/

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5. Postdoctoral Research Fellow (233319)

The Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences (MNIMBS) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to study the immunological mechanisms of adjuvants for the development of improved vaccines. The ideal candidate will have experience in basic cellular and molecular biology/biochemical techniques including mammalian cell culture, qPCR, protein expression and purification, and immunological techniques such as ELISA, and flow cytometry. Prior experience working with mice is highly preferred. Primary responsibilities include assisting in experimental work for ongoing projects, compiling, analyzing, and interpreting results, as well as potentially contributing to manuscript preparation. The candidate will work closely with the principal investigator as well as other laboratory staff in a highly collaborative basic science laboratory. Thus, the successful candidate should be able to work independently as well as collaboratively across multiple diverse concurrent projects.  Eventual responsibilities will also involve training and oversight of undergraduate students. Additional responsibilities include reagent preparation and lab maintenance duties such as maintaining lab equipment and ordering supplies to maintain laboratory stocks. We are seeking an enthusiastic applicant that is willing to learn and join our team. Successful candidates will become part of a highly productive and collaborative team of researchers in a modern, interconnected laboratory space. Within the group, there is a strong commitment to mentorship.

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The Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center (Anesthesiology Department) at Michigan Medicine seeks applications for a postdoctoral research fellow. The fellow will work jointly under the supervision Drs. Steven Harte and Andrew Schrepf.

The fellow will work on a variety of federally funded projects that use neurobiological measures including psychophysical sensory testing, immunology, and neuroimaging to phenotype chronic pain patients. These projects include a National Institutes of Health R01 studying longitudinal change in pelvic pain patients who have completed neuroimaging, psychophysical pain testing, immunologic assays, and patient reported outcomes over an 18-month period.  The parent study is a large, recently completed investigation of longitudinal symptom patterns in pelvic pain patients with many opportunities for additional analyses. Additionally, a large multi-cohort study (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia) with neuroimaging, immune, and psychophysical components designed to predict response to common treatments will be a resource for the incoming fellow, as well as a similarly structured investigation of the response to hysterectomy.

The position will be an excellent fit for a motivated researcher with strong quantitative skills and a background in one or more of the following: pain research, psychophysics, and/or immunology.  Effort on the multiple projects will depend on the fellow’s interests and skillset as well as project needs. There will be considerable opportunities for manuscript publication, grant writing, and professional development under the mentorship of two pain neurobiologists with a strong track-record of external funding. 

This is a 1–2-year position, depending upon the scope of the agreed upon projects, at 100% effort (40 hours per week) position with strong possibility of extension. We are committed to providing a competitive salary commensurate to Fellow qualifications. Start date is flexible from now until mid-2023.

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The Population Studies Center (PSC) in the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time position of Post-Doctoral Fellow. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will help build the Criminal Justice Administrative Records System (CJARS) and launch a number of planned research projects that leverage the data infrastructure.  CJARS is a next-generation criminal justice data infrastructure initiative to support evidence-based criminal justice policy making and administration, and is being developed through a partnership between the University of Michigan and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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The Department of Radiology at Michigan Medicine of the University of Michigan has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow beginning ASAP. The project related to this position is focused on the development, validation and clinical application of a novel medical image analysis technique, vascular deformation mapping (VDM) for three-dimensional assessment of growth in aortic aneurysm and dissection. Specifically, this position is focused on developing VDM for use with MRI/MRA data and subsequently performing robust testing and validation experiments to determine accuracy of the analytic pipeline. Our multi-disciplinary group involves close collaboration between investigators in the Departments of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery and a medical image analysis software company (Imbio). The post-doctoral researcher will be involved in the refinement and validation of key algorithms using clinical imaging data, as well as the application of novel analysis tools to analyze large populations of patients with aortic disease at University of Michigan to better understand how these new tools help us diagnose, manage and prognosticate aortic disease. Given the novelty of this technique, technical developments and clinical analyses are anticipated to yield highly publishable results.

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The Michigan Institute for Imaging Technology and Translation (MIITT) in the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is accepting applications for postdoctoral research fellowship positions. The goal of this position is to develop novel acquisition and reconstruction strategies for cardiac MRI applications. The research fellow will work under the mentorship of Dr. Jesse Hamilton in a collaborative group setting at MIITT with multiple faculties, postdoctoral researchers, and student trainees. Specific research projects may include:


  • Development of novel quantitative cardiac MRI techniques including MR Fingerprinting
  • Implementation of online reconstruction methods
  • Development of physics-based deep learning reconstruction algorithms
  • Low field (0.55T) cardiac MRI using optimized acquisition and reconstruction methods.


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10. RESEARCH FELLOW (227827)

The Au lab with the Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow in computational biology and bioinformatics background. Our lab performs research in early embryonic development and cancer research, using cutting edge sequencing technologies (Third Generation Sequencing technologies, such as PacBio and Oxford Nanopore Technlogies) to create authentic models and gain novel biological insights in transcriptome and epigenetics level. A typical candidate would have skills including but not limited to implementing in-house bioinformatics tools, collaborating with statisticians and computational biologists to elucidate biological discovery and mining out biological insights. 

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11. RESEARCH FELLOW (236194)

A postdoctoral research fellow position is open in the newly formed Michigan Institute for Imaging Technology and Translation (MIITT) in the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Applicants will work with MIITT department faculty to complete translational MRI research studies.

The research fellow will collaborate with faculty and postdoctoral fellows to evaluate novel MRI technologies and apply these technologies to assess clinical outcomes. The fellow will be expected to participate in study participant screening and recruitment, operation of the scanner, data acquisition and analysis, image evaluation, and statistical analysis. The fellow will also be expected to prepare manuscripts and conference abstracts related to projects and will be expected to prepare preliminary data for grant proposals.

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12. RESEARCH FELLOW (236127)

The Department of Dermatology-Photobiology and Aging Unit is seeking a highly motivated Research Fellow in conducting innovative research investigating molecular mechanisms skin aging and age-related skin diseases. Our laboratory has a specific focus on investigating how the extracellular matrix microenvironment, which changes with age, contributes to the development of skin cancer. This research will involve the use of various mouse models of skin aging and skin tumor development.

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13.  Postdoctoral Research Fellow (234955)

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the translational research laboratory of Dr. Shilpa Kodati in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan, Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Kodati is a uveitis specialist and vitreoretinal surgeon. Our laboratory group studies autoimmune-mediated and infectious diseases of the eye including uveitis, as well as investigating the role of the gut microbiota in the development of uveitis. The goal of our work is to better understand the molecular pathways underpinning uveitis in order to facilitate more targeted therapies. Our group utilizes clinical samples and performs techniques such as single-cell and bulk RNA sequencing, proteomics, flow cytometry and in vitro immunological assays. 

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14. RESEARCH FELLOW (235958)

Jun 20th 2023, 16:02, by jobsweb@umich.edu

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position under the guidance of Professor Zhongming Liu. This position offers an exciting opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary and collaborative team on using multimodal technologies to study brain-body interactions in both animal and human subjects.

The primary goals of our research are to map and characterize the functional neural circuits that underlie dynamic and bi-directional communications between the brain and visceral organs, such as the gut, heart, and lung, and to further investigate how brain-body interactions influence cognition and emotion. To achieve these goals, we employ a wide range of experimental and computational techniques, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), neurophysiology, neural tracing, chemogenetics, immunohistochemistry, gastric electrical stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, and behavioral training and assessment, as well as advanced methods in signal processing, image processing, machine learning, and biophysical modeling.

This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. The initial appointment will be for a minimum of two years, with the potential for extension in subsequent years. The salary offered will be commensurate with experience.

Facilities, Resource, Environment

Our research team benefits from excellent facilities and resources to support cutting-edge investigations. We have direct access to three MRI systems dedicated to research purposes, including two 3-Tesla MRI systems tailored for human studies and one 7-Tesla MRI system specifically designed for small animal research.

Within our lab, we have established capabilities for human electroencephalography (EEG) and physiological recordings, including electrogastrogram (EGG), electrocardiogram (ECG), respiration, skin conductance, eye tracking, and pupillometry. For small-animal studies, we have dedicated wet-lab spaces equipped for brain and abdominal surgical procedures, high-density neurophysiology, behavioral assessments, histology, contrast agents, and device fabrication.

To support our computational needs, we have in-house high-performance computing platforms. Additionally, we have access to institutionally supported community clusters, providing us with extensive computational resources for data processing and analysis.

As a research fellow, you will be immersed in a vibrant and collaborative research environment. Our team consists of established MRI scientists, neuroscientists, physiologists, engineers, and gastroenterologists, fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and knowledge exchange. This research-active environment offers valuable opportunities for engaging in collaborative projects and benefiting from a diverse range of expertise.  

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