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Department of
Cell & Developmental Biology

University of Michigan Medical School

Open Rank Faculty Positions


The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan Medical School solicits applications from outstanding scholars for tenure-track (Assistant Professor) or tenured (Associate or Full Professor) faculty positions in a field directly relevant to developmental biology, including (but not limited to): early embryogenesis, organ formation and function, tissue repair, renewal and regeneration, stem cell biology, organ engineering (including organoids), single cell biology of complex organs, and cellular reprogramming. 

Applicants should hold an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree, and are expected to develop and maintain a cutting-edge and innovative research program. Candidates applying for Associate/Full Professor are expected to show evidence of an exceptional record of external funding and mentorship. Successful candidates will join a collegial, interdisciplinary group of faculty, students and fellows, and have access to state-of-the art facilities. 


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Deadline for submission is October 15, 2019 

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Department and the University are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

About CDB

The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology is one of nine basic science Departments within the University of Michigan Medical School. The mission of the Department is to investigate fundamental questions in cell and developmental biology, with a focus on revealing detailed mechanisms of cell and tissue function, while also exploring their relevance to human disease. The Department is dedicated to the education and guidance of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, as well as post-baccalaureate and post-doctoral trainees in the areas of cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, neuroscience, organogenesis, cell signaling and metabolism, stem cell biology, tissue maintenance, renewal and repair, and cancer biology.      

 Faculty Highlight

The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology currently consists of twenty-one primary Faculty and seventeen joint Faculty, and is one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing Departments in the Medical School. Over one-third of our Faculty have joined CDB within the last eight years, bringing new approaches at the forefront of scientific research, and a diversity of thought that creates a unique and stimulating research environment. Explore a sampling of our faculty research below or, to view all of our faculty, click here.

Yukiko Yamashita

James Playfair McMurrich Collegiate Professor 

We seek to understand the mechanisms that regulate asymmetric stem cell division — which are poorly understood and have implications for cancer and other diseases.

Dawen Cai

Assistant Professor

The Cai Laboratory develops and uses interdisciplinary techniques to study the development and fine tuning of neural circuits in the mouse brain

Swathi Yadlapalli

Assistant Professor

The goal of our research is to understand the neural and molecular mechanisms that regulate circadian clocks.

Idse Heemskerk

Assistant Professor

Our goal is to understand the cell signaling and mechanics that underlie self-organization of pluripotent stem cells into embryo-like and organ-like structures

Jillian Pearring

Assistant Professor

My research program emphasizes studying both ciliary and photoreceptor-specific proteins and how they impact formation and function of the outer segment by applying the quantitative precision of biochemical and molecular approaches with new advanced imaging techniques

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