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.
General Postdoc Positions
Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology and Ophthalmology
U-M Jobs Posting: 225137
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.
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
Department: Neurology and Life Sciences Institute
U-M Jobs Posting: 229546
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.
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
Area of Focus: Neurophysiology
Send an email: Dr. Zhongming Liu
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: