Postdoctoral Positions

Neuroscience colleagues in various departments and colleges across the U-M are looking for postdocs - see listings and lab contacts below.

The University of Michigan extends benefits to all postdocs that reflect the institution's commitment to foster a family-friendly environment. These benefits may include: paid or unpaid periods of excused absence, adherence to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), access to on-site child care, child care tuition grants, child care information resources, and access to dependent coverage for health insurance. Click here for more information on postdoc benefits. Access to travel funds to attend conferences and career development through the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is also available.


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. Applications are due November 1, 2022.



Savier Lab

U-M Jobs Posting225137

The Savier lab at the University of Michigan in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Ophthalmology is looking for postdoctoral fellows! We investigate the parallel processing of visual information using state-the-art neuroscience tools, such as large-scale in vivo electrophysiology, in vivo 2-photon calcium imaging, and cell-type-based neuro-anatomical tracing. The Savier lab has a unique comparative perspective on the problem and aims to address how circuits and response properties arise during development.

Dang Lab

U-M Jobs Posting: 228972

The Dang lab at the University of Michigan is recruiting one post-doctoral scholar for an NIH-funded position to study molecular pathogenesis and develop therapies for developmental and epileptic encephalopathies affecting infants and children. We study brain malformations and epilepsy, using human stem cell, organoid, genome-editing, multi-electrode array, and imaging techniques. Trainees can expect to be directly mentored on grant writing, paper writing, teaching, manuscript review, oral presentation, and job search.

The Dang lab is in the Department of Pediatrics at Michigan Medicine and is affiliated with the Michigan Neuroscience Institute. The University of Michigan provides a scientifically rich and highly collaborative environment ideal for trainees. The lab is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, diverse, and nurturing training environment. Post-doctoral scholars benefit from direct interactions with faculty and ample opportunities to present their research in formal and informal settings.

Barmada & Mosalaganti Labs

U-M Jobs Posting229546

The Barmada & Mosalaganti Labs at the University of Michigan are looking for a postdoctoral research fellow to join their research team to establish faithful in vitro models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). You will leverage these models to recapitulate and investigate disease-associated patterns of protein aggregation, uncovering basic mechanisms of disease and paving the way for new biomarkers.

The Barmada Lab has a long-standing interest in delineating the molecular underpinnings of ALS and FTD through a combination of neuroscience, molecular biology, genome engineering, longitudinal microscopy, and stem cell biology. In a complementary fashion, the Mosalaganti lab uses cryo-electron tomography, correlative light, and electron microscopy approaches to elucidate the structure of disease-related protein complexes in situ.

As a postdoctoral fellow, you will have unencumbered access to state-of-the-art equipment and microscopes located in the Department of Neurology and at the Life Sciences Institute, including a Leica Stellaris cryo-confocal, an Aquilos2, a Titan Krios G4i (with K3, Bioquantum imaging filter, and phase plate), and an Oxford Nanoimager. You will report directly to Drs. Mosalaganti and Barmada.

Flagel Lab

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

Aton Lab

# of Positions: 2

  1. Area of Focus: Sleep and Memory
  2. Area of Focus:  Neurobiology of Creativity

Send an email: Dr. Sara Aton

Brang Lab

Area of Focus: Computational Neuroscience

Send an emailDr. David Brang

Liu Lab

Area of Focus: Neurophysiology

Send an email: Dr. Zhongming Liu

Paulson Lab

Area of Focus: Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration

Send an email: Dr. Hank Paulson

Wang Lab

Area of Focus: Epilepsy, Brain Tumor, and Autism

Send an email: Dr. Yu Wang

Pal Lab

Area of Focus: Sleep, Anesthesia, and Consciousness

Send an email: Dr. Dinesh Pal

Cai Lab

# of Positions: 3

  1. Area of Focus: Neurotechnology (microfluidics/spatial transcriptomics)
  2. Area of Focus: Neurotechnology (whole brain circuit mapping)
  3. Area of Focus: Autism (molecular and circuitry)

Send an emailDr. Dawen Cai

Ferrario Lab

# 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.

Myers Lab

Area of Focus: CNS control of food intake and metabolism

Send an emailDr. Martin Myers

Murphy Lab

Area of Focus: Ex-vivo neurophysiology

Send an email: Dr. Geoff Murphy

Kwan Lab

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. 

Moon Lab

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: