University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI

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A post-doctoral position is available immediately at the University of Michigan to join a highly collaborative research team investigating the neural differentiation potential of induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC) from individuals with Bipolar Disorder. The goal of the project is to begin to understand the cell and molecular mechanisms underlying Bipolar Disorder using iPSCs as a model system. The candidate will work with a well-established team to generate and characterize neuronal and glial cells from iPSCs, determine their gene expression profile, and response to psychiatric drugs.

The successful candidate will be a self-driven and highly motivated individual who will interact well with the research team and be involved in the design, performance and analysis of the experiments. Additional training opportunities include assistance in preparation of publications, and supervising students on research projects. Required Qualifications*
A PhD in Developmental, Cell or Molecular Biology, or Neuroscience. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in differentiation of hESCs or iPSCs to neural lineages, with strong molecular biology skills, good communication skills, with documented success in research, such as recent publications.

Salary follows NIH guidelines. Background Screening
Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position. Mission Statement
The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society. Application Deadline
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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