A postdoctoral position is available to study the maintenance, degeneration and regeneration of spinal motor neurons. Of particular interest for this position is the investigation of the intrinsic regenerative capacity of motor neurons, and how this is impaired during the pathogenesis of ALS. The laboratory employs state-of-the-art cellular, molecular, biochemical, mouse transgenic and imaging approaches for the interrogation of circuit development and physiology. The laboratory environment is energetic, collegial, highly collaborative, and strives for excellence. For a detailed description of our research goals visit the laboratory website:
Please send a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and contact information of 3 references to:
Brian A. Pierchala, Ph.D.
Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences
University of Michigan
1011 N. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a closely related biomedical field and have a thorough background in neurobiology, cell biology, and biochemistry. Although not necessary, some familiarity with electrophysiological techniques would be of interest. Applicants must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills.