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Graduate students


If you are interested pursuing your graduate studies in the Schnell Lab, you can join us through the Molecular & Integrative Physiology Graduate Program, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, or the Bioinformatics Graduate Program at the University of Michigan Medical School.



Self-funded opportunities


Dr. Schnell is happy to receive inquiries from self-funded graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting faculty.



Open positions


Postdoctoral fellow


The Schnell Lab is announcing is announcing an opening of a postdoctoral position to work in the area of computational and mathematical biological chemistry in his research group. The postdoctoral fellow will work specifically on investigating protein aggregation reaction mechanisms associated with protein folding diseases.


Candidates should have experience in the mathematical modeling and numerical solutions of differential equations, and an understanding of biochemical kinetics, biochemistry and cell biology. Experience with molecular modeling would be a plus. This position would suit individuals who have a first degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering or biomedical sciences, and a PhD in applied mathematics, systems biology, biophysics, theoretical physical-chemistry, biomedical or chemical engineering. Candidates must enjoy working in a team and have a meticulous approach to their work. They must have experience writing publications and very good communication skills. The research fellow will interact with our experimental collaborators at the University of Michigan, and will have the opportunity to train in experimental techniques. This position is available for a period of four years. It will be renewed yearly subject to satisfactory performance. Salary level is determined by the number of full years of relevant postdoctoral experience at the NIH NRSA scale.


Applications, including a full CV, a cover letter explaining suitability for the position and how the candidate satisfies the selection criteria, and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent to Prof. Santiago Schnell (E-mail: Candidates must arrange for their referees to send references directly to Prof. Santiago Schnell (email is sufficient).


Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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