Apply to Postdoc Preview
Tour Ann Arbor, speak to faculty and interview for positions.
Applications for the in-person May Postdoc Preview will open February 1, 2024. More details can be found on the application portal.
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
Research areas include but are not limited to:
- Biological Chemistry
- Cancer Biology
- Cellular & Developmental Biology
- Cellular & Molecular Biology
- Human Genetics
- 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 Research Database.
Arrival: Guests arrive any time prior to 4:00 pm.
4:30-5:30 pm: Tour of Ann Arbor and campus.
6:00 pm: Dinner at the home of Dr. Michele Swanson, faculty director of the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies + meet & greet with current U-M postdocs.
8:00-11:45 am: Interviews with faculty. Participants will be able to meet one-on-one with faculty and interview for postdoctoral positions.
12:00-1:15 pm: Lunch. Learn about postdoc opportunities & resources available to Medical School postdoctoral research fellows.
1:30 pm-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).
Application decisions for May Postdoc Preview will be sent out in March 2024 via email. At that time, selected applicants will be invited to contact faculty directly to inquire about funding for positions and request interviews for May 9 - 10, 2024.
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.
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. View a list of departments in the Medical School.
Researcher database by topic, name, or free text excerpts
Ask your mentor and researchers in your network for recommendations!
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You can contact the Office of Postdoctoral Studies staff via email at [email protected]. Our team will be happy to answer questions.
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