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.
An open postdoctoral position is available in the Soleimanpour Lab at the University of Michigan.
A fully-funded postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Soleimanpour islet mitochondria laboratory (https://twitter.com/SoleimanpourLab), where we are primarily focused on the control of beta cell function and maturity by all aspects of the mitochondrial life cycle (biogenesis, dynamics, and mitophagy). We are seeking highly motivated candidates (who possess a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree or equivalent) interested in conducting research focused on understanding molecular and genetic causes of diabetes.
We utilize genetic mouse models, in vivo mitochondrial biosensors, high resolution imaging, flow cytometry, next generation sequencing, as well as human islets and ES-derived beta cell models to conduct our studies. All projects have a translational focus, and we strive to use human samples from diabetic donors whenever possible.
The fellow will be mentored in preparation of manuscripts, presentation of work at national/international meetings, and grant submissions to support their development of skills needed for the remainder of their career. It is expected that individuals will be involved in high-impact publications and eager for career development. She/he should therefore have an outstanding track record of productivity and a level of motivation required for successful independent biomedical research. Candidates with previous training in beta cell biology are particularly encouraged to apply.
M.D. or Ph.D degree
If joining our group is of interest to you, please e-mail Dr. Soleimanpour (email@example.com) your CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references.
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