Applications for the in-person Postdoc Preview event will be open from Monday, February 13, 2023 until Friday, March 24, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.
Applicants will be asked to provide a current CV, including a list of publications, a statement of research interests, a letter of recommendation from their current mentor, and the names of two to three U-M faculty mentors with whom the applicant would like to interview.
Applicants must expect to complete their thesis research within the next year
Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; or be currently enrolled in a U.S. graduate institution
To protect the health of the participants, faculty, staff, and surrounding Ann Arbor community, all invited participants are required to be fully-vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization before being allowed to attend the event. To meet this requirement, individuals must have received the full initial series plus one booster for their respective vaccine. Additional booster shots are recommended and encouraged as outlined by the CDC. Exemptions will be allowed for religious or medical reasons.
Cellular & Developmental Biology
Cellular & Molecular Biology
Microbiology & Immunology
Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology
Molecular & Cellular Pathology
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Research Opportunities are also available across our clinical departments at Michigan Medicine. Ranging from Cardiology to Hematology/Oncology, and Neurology, explore the vast U-M research enterprise through the UM Reseach Database.
Tentative Postdoc Preview Schedule
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2023
Arrival: Guests arrive any time prior to 4:00 p.m.
4:30-5:30 p.m: Tour of Ann Arbor and campus.
6:00 p.m: Dinner at the home of Dr. Michele Swanson, faculty director of the Office of Postdoctoral Studies + meet & greet with current U-M postdocs.
FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023
8:00-11:45 a.m: Interviews with faculty. Participants will be able to meet one-on-one with faculty and interview for postdoctoral positions.
12:00-1:15 p.m: Lunch. Learn about postdoc opportunities & resources available to Medical School postdoctoral research fellows.
1:30 p.m-on: Interviews with faculty. Participants will be able to meet one-on-one with faculty and interview for postdoctoral positions.
Evening: Depart campus. Ground transportation arranged from hotel to Detroit Metro Airport (DTW).
When will applications be evaluated?
Is an invitation to Preview an offer to work at the University of Michigan as a postdoctoral scholar?
Preview is a structured event during which you will interview prospective mentors and network with current postdocs. It is not guaranteed that you will receive an offer for a postdoctoral fellow position, although many of our Preview guests do receive offers.
How can I identify faculty mentors I want to interview with?
There are a number of ways and resources to identify faculty whose research interests match your own. The following sites may support your search within the University of Michigan Medical School:
Biomedical Sciences faculty search by name, program, or research topic
Review department websites to identify faculty in your area of science. A list of departments in the Medical School can be found here.
Researcher database by topic, name, or free text excerpts
Ask your mentor and researchers in your network for recommendations!
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