Job position at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Deadline is on

Research Fellow


Job summary
The Kwan lab at the University of Michigan is recruiting post-doctoral scholars for two NIH-funded positions to study neural circuit development, chromatin regulation, and neurodevelopmental disorders using genetic, genomic, genome-editing, and imaging techniques. Post-doctoral scholars in the Kwan lab will have the freedom to choose from several creative projects with exciting preliminary data and access to significant resources within the Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI) and the Department of Human Genetics. The lab is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, diverse, and nurturing training environment. Each trainee in the Kwan lab develops an individualized mentoring and training plan tailored to their career goals. Trainees can expect to be directly mentored on grant writing, paper writing, teaching, manuscript review, oral presentation, and job search. The University of Michigan provides a scientifically rich and highly collaborative environment ideal for trainees. Post-doctoral scholars benefit from direct interactions with faculty and ample opportunities to present their research in formal and informal settings. These post-doctoral positions are fully funded, with competitive stipend, excellent benefits, moving expense reimbursement, and signing bonus.

The Kwan lab is located on the beautiful campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The city is consistently ranked among the top 10 places to live in the U.S. The community is a culturally rich, diverse, affordable, pedestrian and bike friendly, and highly educated.

The start date is flexible. Students expecting to graduate over the next year are encouraged to apply!

More about the Kwan lab can be found at or on Twitter @kwanlab

Required Qualifications:
Must possess either a Ph.D or a professional doctorate (e.g. M.D., DD.S., D.V.M).

Background Screening:
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

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

Tip: To strengthen your application consider posting a video-summary of your most exciting research.