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How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their CV and a list of individuals who can provide letters of reference to Dr. James Weiland at

Job Summary

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the BioElectronic Vision Laboratory (BEVL) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The mission of BEVL is to create and translate technological solutions for visual dysfunction. We investigate the fundamental mechanisms through which implantable and wearable electronic systems interact with the visual system and other sensory modalities, and the long term consequences of such systems on the functional and anatomical organization of the visual system. Based on this understanding, we create and optimize medical devices designed to improve the quality of life for the visually impaired. The main projects in the lab include the bioelectronic retinal prosthesis and wearable smart camera. BEVL is currently funded by the National Eye Institute and the National Science Foundation.


The open position involves investigating the neural response of the retina to electrical stimulation using electrophysiology and calcium imaging.

Required Qualifications*

Candidates must have a PhD in neuroscience, biomedical engineer, or related fields and hands-on experience with patch clamp electrophysiology methods. Must be self-motivated, willing to mentor graduate students and undergraduates, and medical students, and have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desired Qualifications*

The ideal applicant will have hands-on experience performing patch-clamp retinal electrophysiology, genotyping, small animal handling, and calcium imaging.

Work Locations

NCRC, Building 14

Background Screening

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Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.