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Postdoc Preview

Postdoc Preview is an opportunity for senior graduate students to learn about the extensive research and training opportunities at Michigan. During Postdoc Preview, you will have the chance to meet prospective mentors, network with our current postdocs, explore the resources at Michigan, and have a window into life in Ann Arbor.


Applications for the May Postdoc Preview event will be open from Monday, February 15, 2021 until Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM.  



Research Areas

Research Areas
Include but are not limited to:
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cellular & Developmental Biology
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • Human Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology
  • Molecular & Cellular Pathology
  • Molecular & Integrative Physiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology

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 U-M Research database.

May Postdoc Preview Schedule

May 10-14, 2021
Individual interviews scheduled with faculty throughout the week. Participants will be able to virtually meet one-on-one with faculty and interview for postdoctoral positions.
MONDAY, May 10, 2021
  • 3-4 p.m.: Welcome & Virtual Campus Tour
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021
  • 3-4:30 p.m.: Overview of opportunities & resources available to Medical School postdoctoral research fellows
  • 6-7:30 p.m.: Networking with current postdocs to learn about their experience at Michigan Medicine and in Ann Arbor
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021
  • 3-4 p.m.: Postdoc Preview Event Wrap-Up



When will applications be evaluated?

Application decisions for May Postdoc Preview will be sent out by Friday, April 2, 2021 via email. At that time, selected applicants will be invited to contact faculty directly to inquire about funding for postdocs and request interviews for May 10-14, 2021.

Is an invitation to Preview an offer to work at the University of Michigan as a postdoctoral scholar?

No. Preview is a structured event during which you will interview prospective mentors and network with current postdocs.

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!

What does Ann Arbor have to offer?

On the banks of the Huron River, Ann Arbor is a midwestern cultural mecca, offering a unique blend of city sophistication and small-town charm that appeals to students and professionals, singles and families. Ann Arbor is both ethnically diverse and culturally rich and is consistently voted one of the best places to live in the United States. Read more about Ann Arbor!

I have more questions. Who can I talk to?

You can contact the Office of Postdoctoral Studies staff at (734) 763-5940 or via email at Our team will be happy to answer questions.