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Alexandre F. DaSilva, DDS, DMedSc

Director, Headache and Orofacial Pain Effort (H.O.P.E) Lab

Techno-Innovations in Pain Research, Therapeutics and Education


The Headache and Orofacial Pain Effort (H.O.P.E.) Lab at the University of Michigan requests applications for a postdoctoral position to work on migraine and TMD research programs funded by the National Institute of Health. The programs use novel methodologies in neuroimaging and neuromodulation to investigate and target central mechanisms of chronic pain in vivo. Extensive knowledge of neuromoimaging analysis software systems as well as programming experience is required, as is some level of comfort with novel neuromodulatory protocols. Previous research experience and publications with positron emission tomography (PET) and/or MRI-based neuroimaging methods and analyses are also needed.

We are seeking applicants with advanced degrees and strong self-motivation to work in a highly creative, altruistic, and mentoring environment with students and residents from different departments across campus. The applicant will be exposed to several tech-innovations, many developed in house, for clinical translational pain research (e.g., migraine, TMD, dental and cancer pain), such as mobile technology, multimodal neuroimaging (PET, MRI, fNIRS, EEG) and neuromodulation montages (TMS and [HD]-tDCS). 

Mission Statement

MDentistry: advancing health through education, service, research and discovery

MDentistry Core Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility, Trust, Creativity, and Inclusion

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:  -Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.  -Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Work Locations

This position is located at the School of Dentistry at 1011 N. University Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.

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.