Postdoc Preview May 2022
Postdoc Preview will be held in-person on May 12 - 13, 2022 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Postdoc Preview introduces upper-level graduate students in the biomedical sciences to the extensive research and training opportunities at Michigan. Selected guests will enjoy a fully-funded two-day visit to Ann Arbor, interview with prospective mentors, and network with current U-M postdocs. Applicants must expect to complete their thesis research within the next year.
A previous candidate shared: “Postdoc Preview accelerated my application process and increased the probability of receiving an invitation to interview. It provided a very useful tool as well--a deadline. I was able to tell professors that I needed an interview by X date and a decision X weeks after. To my surprise, that helped a lot and I received multiple offers.”
Applications are accepted until March 25, 2022. The application will ask for the following:
- Statement of research interests
- 2-3 names of U-M faculty of interest
- One letter of recommendation (you'll be asked to submit the recommender's contact information)
Research opportunities are available across 30+ departments at the Medical School, ranging from clinical departments such as Internal Medicine and Neurology, Michigan Medicine-affiliated health services research including epidemiology, biostatistics, and public health, as well as basic science departments including 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, and Pharmacology.
- 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, accepted applicants will be required to be fully-vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization. Exemptions will be allowed for religious or medical reasons.
Why Ann Arbor & the University of Michigan?
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. Whether you're interested in athletics, the arts, dining, music, the outdoors, or fun things to do with your kids, you'll find plenty to explore in Ann Arbor.
The University of Michigan is ranked #1 in research volume among U.S. public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In fiscal year 2021 this included:
- $1.58 billion total research expenditures
- $893 million federally sponsored research
- $109 million industry sponsored research
- Research commercialization including 502 inventions, 23 new startups, and 287 license/option agreements with companies seeking to commercialize U-M research discoveries
The University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.