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How to Apply

Applicants who are interested in this position should contact Will Birdsong (wtbird@umich.edu). Please include a brief statement of research interests/goals along with a CV and contact information for references.

Job Summary

A federally funded position is available for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pharmacology in the Lab of Dr. William Birdsong. Join our team as we build our lab studying the role of opioids such as morphine in modulating pain and addiction circuitry using electrophysiological and imaging approaches.

Responsibilities*

The suitable candidate will be required to perform stereotaxic surgeries on mice or rats, prepare acute brain slices and obtain whole-cell electrophysiological recordings. There will be opportunities to carry out projects involving 2-photon and confocal microscopy. Additionally, multiple labs in the Department of Pharmacology pursue cutting-edge opioid research with molecular, cellular, circuit, and behavioral foci providing the opportunity for collaboration.

Required Qualifications*

A PhD in neuroscience, pharmacology or related field and a record of carrying out creative independent research is required.

Desired Qualifications*

A background in electrophysiology or drug abuse research is preferred. Evidence of presentation(s) at national/international meetings and application or awarding of pre-doctoral fellowship awards is a strong plus.

Background Screening

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Mission Statement

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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.