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Please provide curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research accomplishments and future goals, and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Bo Duan, LSA Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, 830 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1048. E-mail directly to with subject line POSTDOC.

Job Summary

The Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow for Dr. Bo Duan’s Laboratory. The Duan lab ( uses a combination of mouse genetics, histochemistry, neuroanatomical tracing, electrophysiology, in vivo imaging and behavior analyses to gain understanding of the development, organization, and function of neural circuits that underlie a variety of somatosensory modalities, such as temperature, touch, pain and itch.


The ideal candidate would study the neural circuit basis of nocifensive behavior.

Required Qualifications*

PhD with a background and interest in neuroscience. 

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with virus tracing, whole-cell patch clamp and behavior is preferred.

Additional Information

This is a one year term-limited position with a possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. In general in LSA, Postdoctoral Research Fellow appointments are renewable annually for a maximum of three years.  Additional information regarding LSA Research Fellow appointments can be found at:

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