Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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What You'll Do

This position entails the design and implementation of scientific experiments, data analysis, preparation of manuscripts and presentation of scientific findings at meetings.

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.

Who We Are

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 also aims at addressing how circuits and response properties arise during development.

Required Qualifications*

A PhD in relevant fields is required (Biology and related disciplines).

Desired Qualifications*

A strong background in either Matlab programming or in vivo neurophysiology would be preferred together with previous experience with animals. The qualified candidate must be able to work in a team, show advance communication skills and a strong motivation to resolve scientific problems.

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Vaccine Requirements

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students, faculty and staff working in the following areas: Michigan Medicine including the Medical School, Dental School, University Health Service or the Mary A. Rackham Institute.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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