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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Applicants should contact Kamran Diba: with a detailed C.V. or resume and a description of research background, skills, and interests. 

Job Summary

The Diba Lab at the University of Michigan Medical School is currently recruiting a postdoctoral candidate for a project recently funded by two NIMH (R01 and R21) grants. The project involves a collaboration with Dr. Ted Abel’s lab at the University of Iowa to investigate the Molecular, Cellular and Circuit Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Hippocampal Function. The successful candidate will perform and analyze large-scale neuronal recordings from freely-behaving, sleeping and sleep-deprived animals, along with chemogenetic manipulations, immunohistochemistry and biochemical assays. Data analysis of oscillatory and sequential neuronal firing patterns, using MATLAB, python, and other tools, is critical for this research and the prospective candidate should demonstrate quantitative and programming skills. The salary will be based on the National Research Service Award (NRSA) payscale.


Our lab is housed in the Department of Anesthesiology and the Center for Consciousness Science at Michigan Medicine. We are affiliated with the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Neuroscience Graduate Program. Collectively these programs and the University of Michigan at large provide a highly exciting and stimulating scientific environment for computational and systems neuroscience.

Required Qualifications*

Candidates must hold a PhD in Neuroscience, Computer Science, Physics or a related field. Data analysis of oscillatory and sequential neuronal firing patterns, using MATLAB, python, and other tools, is critical for this research and the prospective candidate should demonstrate quantitative and programming skills. The candidate must work well with others and enjoy working in an interdisciplinary science field. Oral and written communication skills are also helpful.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine 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.