Postdoctoral Research Scientist:

Job Summary:

The research in our laboratory is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying cardiovascular diseases and developing novel therapies. Two postdoctoral researcher positions are now open, funded by R01 grants. Research will be performed utilizing a variety of in vitro and in vivo approaches including stem cell differentiation, hIPSC-derived bioengineered blood vessels and animal model studies. A cover letter and CV are required. The cover letter should address specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


A doctoral degree in molecular and cell biology or bioengineering is required for this position. The candidate is expected to be familiar with basic molecular and cell biology techniques and animal model studies. Additional expertise in stem cell biology, vascular biology and functional genomics is a plus, but not required.


The applicant is required to function in an independent fashion and be responsible of their own research project. In particular, they will be expected to be able to design experiments, initially under the supervisor's guidance, conduct experiments, analyze data, and develop new research methodologies. The successful candidate will be expected to be proficient at scientific writing and be able to prepare research papers. While funding is currently available for the position, the candidate will be strongly encouraged to apply for additional funding.

Laboratory Technician:

Job Description:

• Participate in design of research projects involving molecular biology experiments. • Perform cell culture experiments. • Coordinate the processing of tissue samples. • Develop experimental procedures and test controls. • Document experiments in a timely manner, present their research in weekly meetings and maintain lab equipment.


Detail-oriented person with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. Good organizational skills and willing to work in a laboratory setting. Candidates should have a record of being reliable while performing assigned duties. Candidates must also have reliable transportation to and from the job site (Michigan Medicine North Campus). Previous laboratory experience with cell culture and basic understanding of molecular biology are required. The successful applicant will work independently after an introductory period.

Interested individuals should send their CV, cover letter and names of three references by email to: boya@med.umich.edu and dmizrak@med.umich.edu