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 fostering 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, childcare information resources, and 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. The online application period runs from September 1 - November 1, 2023.

Savier Lab

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 by addressing these questions in both mice and tree shrews and also aims to address how circuits and response properties arise during development.

A strong background in either Matlab programming or in vivo neurophysiology would be preferred together with previous experience with animals. The qualified candidate must be able to work in a team, show advanced communication skills, and have a strong motivation to resolve scientific problems.

Please submit a curriculum vitae and a short cover letter explaining your interest in this position. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Kwan Lab

U-M Jobs Posting223460

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

Each trainee in the Kwan lab develops an individualized mentoring and training plan tailored to their career goals. Trainees can expect to be directly mentored on grant writing, paper writing, teaching, manuscript review, oral presentation, and job search. Post-doctoral scholars benefit from direct interactions with faculty and ample opportunities to present their research in formal and informal settings. These post-doctoral positions are fully funded, with a competitive stipend, excellent benefits, moving expense reimbursement, and a signing bonus.

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

Allada Lab

U-M Jobs Posting: 244054

The Allada laboratory ( at the Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI) at the University of Michigan seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to apply molecular and genetic methods to reveal the molecular and circuit bases of sleep homeostasis in Drosophila and/or mice. The position applies methods such as genetics, molecular biology, RNA-sequencing, FACS, biochemistry, confocal imaging as well as behavioral and -omic data analyses. These methods require accurate and effective application with minimal supervision. The position must effectively interact with computational biologists for input and feedback, establish effective workflows for data analysis, and effectively convey data results to internal and external audiences through oral and written presentations, including publications, following explicit guidelines.

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

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: