Prospective Postdocs
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Invitation to Explore

Discover why fellows choose the U-M Medical School for their postdoctoral studies.

Apply to Postdoc Preview

As one of the world’s largest research institutions, the University of Michigan Medical School offers and supports a wide variety of postdoctoral opportunities. We invite you to explore the many options available to you at our Postdoc Preview, from mentors and fields of research to networking and career choices.

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Funding Your Postdoc

See internal and external funding and development resources across campus.

Postdoc Hiring Process

View tips on meeting and working with potential mentors.

International Postdocs

Tips and resources for the international postdoc fellow experience.

8 Reasons Our Postdocs Choose Michigan

What's so special about Michigan? Here are 8 reasons our postdoctoral fellows choose U-M:

  1. World-class researchers. Work with mentors in all of the Medical School’s basic science and clinical departments.
  2. Highly funded. Our Medical School ranks highly in NIH and other funding, which creates many options for you.
  3. Collaborative environment. Scientists reach out and support each other, inside labs and across departments.
  4. Dedicated training. As an automatic member of the UMPDA, courtesy of the University of Michigan, you gain access to many events, seminars, workshops and resources from the National Postdoctoral Association for your career development.
  5. Active postdoctoral community. The UMPDA also sponsors many fun and family friendly social activities for all postdoctoral fellows throughout the year.
  6. Diverse research community. Approximately half of our postdoctoral fellows are from countries outside of the U.S.
  7. Teaching and mentoring opportunities. Many postdoctoral fellows mentor graduate and undergraduate students and have support in developing these skills.
  8. Ann Arbor. Our town is a welcoming and sophisticated gem in the heart of the American Midwest that consistently ranks at the top of many lists for places to live, work, and have fun. Read more about life in Ann Arbor and Michigan Medicine under Our Community.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learners in our program have an intersectionality of many identities, perspectives and experiences. We embrace the diversity within our community and are committed to continuously enriching a more diverse, equitable and inclusive legacy. Read the University’s 2024 statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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Finding a Position

Who you train with has a big impact on where you go next. View tips on identifying prospective mentors as you explore options for the future.

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