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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.


We are seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with a project in Dr. Liz Duval's research lab in the Department of Psychiatry. This project will investigate hippocampal-dependent learning and memory processes associated with childhood adversity and opioid use disorder. 


Project Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Run behavioral, physiological (skin conductance), and neuroimaging (MRI) experiments in humans. 
  • Process and analyze physiological and neuroimaging data. 
  • Train research assistants, students and other research staff in research methods and analysis. 
  • Literature searches, manuscript writing, and presentation of results.
  • Writing proposals and grants. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field. 

Desired Qualifications*

  • An understanding of medical terminology, experience in a large complex health care setting, ability to effectively communicate with staff and faculty of all levels, and knowledge of university policies and procedures is desirable. 
  • Experience using E-Prime to develop and administer tasks to assess cognitive and emotional processes. 
  • Experience collecting, processing, and analyzing MRI and physiological data. 
  • Experience working with clinical populations, especially individuals with trauma and substance use disorders. 
  • Experience training students on study procedures. 
  • Track record of research productivity (e.g. publications in scientific journals). 

Work Schedule

Flexible 40 hours per week within the following: 8 AM to 7 PM Monday through Friday. Occasional weekends. Must be physically on-site at least three days per week. 

Work Locations

Ann Arbor, MI

Additional Information

Michigan Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry are firmly committed to advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging, which are core to the culture and values of the Medical School Office of Research. Our community supports recruiting and cultivating a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and the world. We strive to create a work culture where each team member feels respected, valued, and safe. 

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.

In addition to the screenings indicated above under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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