In 2011, the University of Michigan joined in a collaborative partnership with the University of California to offer postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at the University of Michigan. In this program, the University of Michigan now offers postdoctoral research fellowships in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), economics, and political science, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities. The online application period runs from September 1 - November 1, 2023.
General Postdoc Positions
Department: Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
We seek a commitment from a highly-motivated individual who desires to spearhead research projects and use multi-disciplinary approaches to identify mechanisms involved in the de- and regeneration of neural circuits in Multiple Sclerosis and related neurodegenerative disorders. In addition, the candidate should show enthusiasm to collaborate with other research groups, work well in a team, and have a strong ability to multitask.
Applicants with a background in state-of-the-art neuroscience approaches (e.g., omics-techniques, mouse genetics, super-resolution confocal microscopy, bioinformatics, gene therapeutic applications), neuroimmunology, glial biology, and synaptic or immune signaling pathways are strongly encouraged to apply, although all candidates with a strong background in molecular and cellular neuroscience will be considered.
Department: Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI), Psychiatry
Area of focus: Investigating the neural circuitry underlying maladaptive behaviors of relevance to psychiatric illness. Exploit natural variation in animal models to study individual differences in motivated behaviors and the underlying neural mechanisms.
Send an email: Dr. Shelly Flagel
Department: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
# of Positions: 2
- Area of Focus: Sleep and Memory
- Area of Focus: Neurobiology of Creativity
Send an email: Dr. Sara Aton
Area of Focus: Computational Neuroscience
Send an email: Dr. David Brang
Department: Biomedical Engineering
U-M Jobs Posting: 235958
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position under the guidance of Professor Zhongming Liu. This position offers an exciting opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary and collaborative team on using multimodal technologies to study brain-body interactions in both animal and human subjects.
The primary goals of our research are to map and characterize the functional neural circuits that underlie dynamic and bi-directional communications between the brain and visceral organs, such as the gut, heart, and lung, and to investigate further how brain-body interactions influence cognition and emotion. To achieve these goals, we employ a wide range of experimental and computational techniques, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), neurophysiology, neural tracing, chemogenetics, immunohistochemistry, gastric electrical stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, and behavioral training and assessment, as well as advanced methods in signal processing, image processing, machine learning, and biophysical modeling.
Learn more on the Liu Lab website at https://libi.engin.umich.edu/
Department: Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI), Neurology
Area of Focus: Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
Send an email: Dr. Hank Paulson
Area of Focus: Epilepsy, Brain Tumor, and Autism
Send an email: Dr. Yu Wang
Area of Focus: Sleep, Anesthesia, and Consciousness
Send an email: Dr. Dinesh Pal
Department: Cell & Developmental Biology, Biophysics
# of Positions: 3
- Area of Focus: Neurotechnology (microfluidics/spatial transcriptomics)
- Area of Focus: Neurotechnology (whole brain circuit mapping)
- Area of Focus: Autism (molecular and circuitry)
Send an email: Dr. Dawen Cai
# of Positions: 2
Area of Focus: Striatal plasticity, obesity and motivation
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Those interested in the position should send an email to Dr. Carrie Ferrario.
Department: Internal Medicine
Area of Focus: CNS control of food intake and metabolism
Send an email: Dr. Martin Myers
Department: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI)
Area of Focus: Ex-vivo neurophysiology
Send an email: Dr. Geoff Murphy
Department: Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI), Human Genetics
U-M Jobs Posting: 223460
The Kwan lab at the University of Michigan is recruiting post-doctoral scholars for two NIH-funded positions to study neural circuit development, chromatin regulation, and neurodevelopmental disorders using genetic, genomic, genome-editing, and imaging techniques. Post-doctoral scholars in the Kwan lab will have the freedom to choose from several creative projects with exciting preliminary data and access to significant resources within the Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI) and the Department of Human Genetics.
Department: Human Genetics, Center for RNA Biomedicine
We are seeking an enthusiastic, team-oriented, and conscientious individual with a growth mindset who will lead a project on the molecular mechanisms of aging and genetic neurodegenerative diseases. The postdoctoral fellow will learn how to create human cell culture systems to detect and analyze RNA behavior using state-of-the-art fluorescence microscopy and RNA biology approaches. The postdoctoral fellow will be immersed within an international group of scientists in the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network where they will have access to specialized career development and scientific training opportunities. This appointment is fully funded for one year with the potential to renew. The Moon Lab has been built to remove resource bottlenecks and facilitate scientific discovery for all team members. Read more and apply at: