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Guoming Gao receives Rackham Research grant!
Congratulations to Biophysics Faculty Member Janet Smith for winning the 2021 Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award
Professsor Janet Smith wins the 2021 Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award
Consider Joining Biophysics!
Biophysicists at Michigan are working in the fields of Structural Biology, Spectroscopy and Microscopy, Computational Biophysics and Bioinformatics, and Biophysical Chemistry. Approximately 150 graduate students, post-docs and faculty work in our well-equipped core and affiliated laboratories. The graduate and undergraduate programs offer a flexible curriculum of exciting courses related to these fields, taking advantage of the many resources available at a major research University. Consider joining us!
LSA Collegiate Fellows Program / President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Enhanced Program in Biophysics
University of Michigan
The Enhanced Program in Biophysics at the University of Michigan seeks exceptional applicants for the LSA Collegiate Fellows Program (LCF) and President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP). The College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) and the University seek applicants whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with a demonstrated interest in bringing to their teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement, and/or research the critical perspectives that come from nontraditional educational backgrounds and pathways, and/or scholarly understanding of the experiences of groups who are historically underrepresented or marginalized in higher education. Successful candidates are offered either a postdoc alone or a combined postdoc and tenure track faculty appointment. Fellows participate in a program that includes faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities. The successful applicant can start as early as August 1, 2022. Previous candidates from these programs include current tenured and tenure-track faculty in our department and across the college.
Biophysics will prioritize candidates having program synergy with our existing strengths in experimental and theoretical methods that address the complexity of biological systems, across multiple time- and distance-domains. We seek to consider all qualified candidates through open and inclusive initiatives in applicant review and hiring but are committed to address key areas for growth that include quantitative in vivo cell biology, phase transitions in biological systems and multiscale biophysics.
We ask that applicants submit their materials to the department by August 22, 2021. This early submission is strongly encouraged and will allow us to identify a candidates for interviews with Biophysics in September and October. The LCF and PPFP program deadlines are both November 1. The LCF and PPFP programs are competitions for scholars across multiple disciplines/fields and are administered by the College of LSA and the Provost’s Office, respectively. They have slightly different eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and application materials. Biophysics can assist applicants in confirming their eligibility.
Detailed information about LCF and PPFP are on their respective websites:
Applications to the Enhanced Program in Biophysics will consist of the following with the given page limits: 1) CV; 2) Research statement (3 pp); 3) Personal statement including commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (3 pp); 4) Teaching statement (3 pp); 5) Three letters of reference. Please submit electronic (pdf) materials to firstname.lastname@example.org, requesting recommenders to send their letters using the same procedure. E-mail inquiries may be directed to Program Director, Charles L. Brooks III (email@example.com). The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of dual-career couples.
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