June 22, 2021

Post-doc Opening in Varga lab/ScleroLab Rheumatology - T32 support

Dr. John Varga's lab in the Department of Internal Medicine/Rheumatology studies the immunity-fibrosis and other human diseases has an opening for a recently graduated post-doc with a background in immunology. The position will be supported by NIH and T32 training grant mechanisms.





Open Post-Doctoral Position

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the University of Michigan Scleroderma Research Program (PI John Varga MD, Chief, Division of Rheumatology). Our translational research investigates immunological, metabolic and aging alterations in scleroderma and other fibrotic diseases with the goal of discovering novel targets, biomarkers and treatments. We use transgenic animals, human disease samples, cellular and in vivo imaging, ex vivo organoid fabrication, flow cytometry, and computational approaches including genomic other high dimensional human data. The laboratory work is closely integrated with our clinical research and innovative human trials.

The University of Michigan School of Medicine is one of the top-ranked medical research institutions in the United States, known both for its leadership in patient-oriented biomedical research and clinical excellence. Salary and benefits are highly competitive.

Members of underrepresented groups strongly encouraged to apply

Minimum Qualifications

We seek an exceptionally motivated early-stage investigator with a recent PhD or MD degree, with strong background in immunology/cell biology who is a strong communicator, creative problem solver and motivated learner.


Minimum Competencies

Applicants with strong experience in cell biology, vertebrate animals, flow cytometry, and data sciences. Candidates should have excellent spoken and written command of the English language, strong communication skills, and be eligible to work in the US.



Interested applicants should send 1-page cover letter describing qualifications and relevant work experience, curriculum vitae, and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references by e-mail to vargaj@umich.edu with the subject line ‘Scleroderma Postdoc Scholar.’



John Varga, MD

Department of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology)
Department of Dermatology
University of Michigan Medical School