Postdoctoral position in memory, sequence replay, and sleep
Neuroscience at the University of Michigan
September 26, 2018
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic / Research
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.
Applicants should contact Kamran Diba: firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed C.V. or resume and a description of research background, skills, and interests.
Internal Number: Neuro2018
About Neuroscience at the University of Michigan
A top-ranked public university, the University of Michigan has a tradition of excellence in research, learning and teaching, sports and the arts, and more. The neuroscience community at the University of Michigan encompasses over 154 participating faculty from among 29 departments from the School of Medicine (including the Department of Anesthesiology), College of Literature Science and Arts, College of Engineering, School of Dentistry, School of Kinesiology and School of Public Health. As the longest standing neuroscience Ph.D. program in the United States the Neuroscience Graduate Program at U-Michigan has built an exceptional graduate program that features collaborative interactions among faculty and integration across individual disciplines. The program is composed of 60 to 70 graduate students (currently, 52% women, 30% under-represented minorities) and has more than 130 successful and accomplished alumni that work in academic research, industrial research and development, academic medicine and biotechnology. The NGP sponsors many activities that foster development of an active and cohesive neuroscience community on campus (e.g. Weekly Neuroscience Research Seminars, Annual Retreat, Spring Symposium, and Community Outreach).