Open Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience (Research in Neurodevelopmental Disorders): Two Open Positions

Join the cutting-edge Kim Lab at the prestigious Kresge Hearing Research Institute (KHRI) and the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology within the University of Michigan! We are currently seeking two passionate and dedicated postdoctoral research fellows to contribute to our NIH-funded projects on neuron-glia communication, synaptic transmission, and neural circuit development in neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder.

Required or Desired Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in neuroscience, neurophysiology or a related discipline
  • Proven record of high-quality publications
  • Exceptional written and communication skills, with the ability to design and perform research independently
  • Experience in in vivo-imaging or -recording, patch-clamp recording and live cell imaging is preferred


Please send an email with your CV, a few sentences stating your career goals and contact info for three references to Jun Hee Kim at [email protected]. More information about the lab can be found here.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to advance your career in neuroscience research with an esteemed institution. Apply now and make a lasting impact on the field!

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience (Research in Alzheimer's Disease)

The Kim lab is thrilled to announce a unique opportunity for a highly driven postdoctoral fellow to join our dynamic research team, dedicated to Alzheimer's Disease research. This role is ideal for a recent Ph.D. graduate in neuroscience, or a related field, with a passion for contributing to cutting-edge research and an ambition to make a profound impact on the understanding and potential treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.

Job Summary:
Assist the principal investigator with ongoing studies Alzheimer's Association Research funded projects. These projects are centered on understanding neuron-glia communication, synaptic transmission and neural circuit changes in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) models. Assist in the writing of manuscripts, reports and abstracts for presentation at meetings or publication in scientific journals. Critically evaluate relevant literatures. Assist in writing of grant proposals for future related areas of independent investigation.

  • Plan and execute high-quality research on neuron-glia communication, synaptic transmission, and neural circuit changes in Alzheimer's Disease models.
  • Collaborate with the principal investigator and other team members to design research strategies.
  • Publish results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present findings at relevant conferences.
  • Mentor and support junior team members.
  • Contribute to a dynamic, productive and positive lab environment.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field.
  • A proven track record of high-quality research demonstrated by publications in reputable journals.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an ability to design and perform research independently.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Prior experience in Alzheimer's Disease research.

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Postdoctoral Research in Development and Regeneration of Murine Hair Cells at Single Cell Resolution 

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan. The Waldhaus Lab uses single cell whole transcriptome technology to study development and regeneration of the organ of Corti in mice.

Job Summary:

The goal of this project is to resolve molecular mechanisms determining the tonotopic organization of the mouse inner ear, which is a key feature allowing for speech perception and communication. Methods applied will include RNAseq, flow sorting, histology and confocal microscopy.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in biology or equivalent is required.
  • The successful candidate should have a solid background in cell- and molecular biology.
  • Experience in mouse colony management, in situ hybridization and imaging is required, interest in flow sorting and bioinformatics is a plus.


To apply, please send a statement of your postdoctoral objectives, your CV, and names of two references to Joerg Waldhaus at [email protected].