Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job Number: 79699

Location: Ann Arbor, US

Job Description

Market Title:               Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job Code:                   134200

Department:               Cell & Developmental Biology

FLSA Status:                      

Full-Time or Part-Time Position: Full-Time

# of job openings: 1

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.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send the following documents to Dr. Changyang Linghu at [Please click the Apply button for the link or email]:

1)    CV, with a publication list and the contact information for three (3) references;

2) (optional) Cover Letter, outlining current and future research interests and an expected start date for the position.

Job Summary:

The Spatial Biodynamics Lab ( led by Dr. Changyang Linghu at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join an exciting journey to unravel the principles of how cellular activities drive fundamental brain functions, such as computation, learning, and memory, via the development and application of novel technologies to read out and control cellular activities in the living brain. The Spatial Biodynamics Lab is at the intersection of the Medical School, Michigan Neuroscience Institute, Biosciences Initiative, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan and provides a unique and world’s top interdisciplinary research and training environment. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be primarily appointed in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology in the Medical School, which is one of the world’s most distinguished and largest biomedical research institutions and health systems and offers excellent professional development programs for transitions to career independence.

The successful applicant will develop and/or apply groundbreaking technologies to observe and decode transient signaling, long-term changes, or multimodal dynamics in cell populations in the living brain. The successful applicant will also work in a multidisciplinary and collaborative setting with scientists and engineers at the University of Michigan.

***For this specific postdoc position, prior experience in mouse in vivo experiments is preferred.

PI bio: Dr. Changyang Linghu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan Medical School and faculty member of the Michigan Neuroscience Institute, Single Cell Spatial Analysis Program in the Biosciences Initiative, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working with Dr. Ed Boyden. His recent works are published in Cell, Nature Biotechnology, Neuron, and Nature Communications. He is the recipient of Whitehall Foundation Three-Year Research Grant (2024), Collaborative Pairs Pilot Project Award from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (2024), GenScript Life Science Research Grant (2024), Spatial Analytics of Cancer Challenge Seed Fund Award from UMich (2023), Biological Sciences Scholar (BSSP) from UMich (2022), MIT Spot Award (for community service) (2022), MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 (TR35) China (2021), Bioengineering Rising Star Speaker from Princeton University (2021), J. Douglas Tan Postdoctoral Fellow (2020), McGovern Graduate Fellow (2018), and MIT Presidential Fellow (supported by Irwin Mark Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs) (2013).


The successful applicant should have a strong interest in neuroscience and/or biotechnology. Project(s) and research questions will be tailored depending on the candidate expertise and interests. Experimental responsibilities include designing and conducting research to observe and decode molecular/cellular activities in living mouse brains. Non-experimental responsibilities include writing drafts of manuscripts, presenting at national and international conferences, and networking with collaborators both in and outside U-M.

Required Qualifications:

The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. degree.

Desired Qualifications:

Prior experience in mouse in vivo experiments is preferred.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

% Effort Breakdown for Position

50% Design and Conduct Research

30% Analyze and interpret results

20% Prepare presentations and manuscripts

Application Deadline: 2024-11-28


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