Postdoc Researcher or Research Associate

Detroit, Michigan
To be determined based on experience
May 24, 2021
Aug 22, 2021
Research Area
Sensory Systems
Position Type
Full Time

A couple of Postdoctoral Research Scientist positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Tomomi Ichinose in the Department of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences (OVAS) at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan.

We are seeking to hire highly motivated scientists who are interested in vision research and neuroscience. Using the mouse retina as a model system, we examine retinal neural networks, synapses, voltage-gated channels, and physiological outcomes. Particularly, we focus on (1) motion detection neural network and (2) ON and OFF neural signaling and light adaptation. The laboratory employs state-of-the-art techniques, including patch clamp, Ca imaging with Two-photon microscopy, immunohistochemistry, and AAV gene transfection. 

The successful candidate should have a B.S., Ph.D., or equivalent in neuroscience, vision research, cell biology, or related fields. Expertise in patch clamp is preferred but not required. Interested candidates should apply at Please be sure to select “Research Assistants/Associates” for position number 045549. Please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences ranks 11th in the nation in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding. The department is a center of excellence in vision and holds both a National Eye Institute P30 grant renewed for years 36 through 40 in 2019 and a Research to Prevent Blindness grant. Our collaborative environment continuously supports motivated young scientists. Our laboratory website:, Department:, and Twitter: