Non-Traditional Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline to Apply is 5:00 PM on Friday, December 12, 2014)

A Non-Traditional Postdoctoral Fellowship award has been established through funding provided by the UM Medical School and Dental School.  This funding will provide $25,000 for a one-year fellowship to an individual with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree who wishes to undertake a research project in the field of Organogenesis (see Mission statement below).  Interdisciplinary projects (crossing departmental or School lines) are strongly encouraged.  Criteria used to evaluate applications include the strength of the trainee and mentor(s), the interdisciplinary nature of the project, its feasibility and the likelihood of a successful outcome, and the degree to which the project fits the goals of the Center for Organogenesis.  Applicants cannot be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. 

The Non-Traditional Fellowship Awardee is required to participate in the following Organogenesis activities:

1) Attend CDB582 lectures Tue/Thu 1-3PM Winter Term;  2) Attend Organogenesis seminar series lectures Tue 4-5pm Fall/Winter Terms. All trainees are required to present their research in this seminar series;  3) Attend Monthly Trainee Meetings 12-1pm Fall/Winter Terms;  4) Attend and present a poster at the Organogenesis Intl. Symposium being planned during October 2015;  5) Submit digital images of tissues and cells to the Bioartography Program (www.bioartography.com) and volunteer 4 hours during Ann Arbor Art Fair;  6) Submit yearly progress report.

Organogenesis Mission Statement

The mission of the Center is to provide an infrastructure for the study of Organogenesis at the University of Michigan. The field of Organogenesis unites research in the clinical, basic science, translational science, and applied arenas with a common, directed goal: To understand the basic mechanisms by which organs and tissues are formed and maintained, and to use this knowledge to create long lasting artificial organs, stem cell therapies, or organ transplantation systems that will correct genetic and acquired diseases. The following research focus areas have been defined:

  • Organ Development
  • Organ/Tissue Maintenance and Replacement
  • Abnormal Organ Growth

Application Submission

Send a pdf of your signed and completed application to rpintar@umich.edu or organogenesis@umich.edu. PLEASE REQUEST RECEIPT CONFIRMATION.  Additional support letters can be sent electronically or mailed to: Rebecca Pintar c/o Center for Organogenesis, University of Michigan,109 Zina Pitcher Place 2058 BSRB, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2200   (email: rpintar@med.umich.edu) Incomplete applications and/or applications received after the deadline date will not be considered without prior approval.




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