The Lorberbaum laboratory is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow to join our newly established and growing group in the Department of Pharmacology and the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. Our research focuses on defining the molecular mechanisms underlying pancreas development and function in health and disease with a special emphasis on cell signaling pathways and transcription factors. Projects in the lab leverage the strengths of multiple model systems including genetically modified mice, human pluripotent stem cell derived islet cells, murine and human immortalized cell lines, and organoids to address knowledge gaps in the field. Guided by diseases like diabetes and pancreas agenesis, we pair these models with cutting edge technologies including RNA and/or ATAC sequencing, CUT&RUN, CRISPR/CAS9, and various other methods of examining gene expression, regulation, and cellular function. We are seeking a highly motivated and trained molecular and/or developmental biologist for this position, although additional training will be part of the job as well. The successful candidate will have ample opportunities to help shape their own independent project, contribute to the expanding laboratory, and learn new and transferrable techniques that will be valuable in whatever the next stage of their career might be. Learn more about our research here: https://sites.google.com/umich.edu/lorberbaumlab/home?authuser=0.
Ph.D. in related field such as Cell and Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Pharmacology, etc.
Stem cell differentiations/culture experience
Animal handling skills
Molecular technique execution
Effective written and oral presentation abilities
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