Psychology Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Central Michigan University
August 31, 2024
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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Number F-0766

Position Title Psychology Postdoctoral Research Fellow College/Unit College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Home Department Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Employee Group Postdoctoral Research Fellow Employment Status Full-Time Position Type 12 month Position Classification Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position Begin Date 09/01/2023 Position End Date 08/31/2024 Position Summary

The Psychology department and the Neuroscience program at Central Michigan University (CMU) is seeking an outstanding candidate for a postdoctoral position in the area of recovery of function following CNS injury or disease. The successful candidates will work with Professor Gary L. Dunbar, contributing to an exciting, large-scale effort to test potential treatments for CNS insult, including spinal cord injury, stroke, glioblastoma, Huntington's disease, and Alzheimer's disease. Both in vitro and in vivo methods are used, so a broadly trained candidate who has expertise in cell/molecular/genetic as well as behavioral neuroscience techniques is sought.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a neuroscience-related discipline within the last 6 years.
  • A background in testing potential therapies for CNS deficits.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with rodent models of CNS trauma and/or neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Experience with both in vitro and in vivo protocols and grant-writing.
  • Ability to assist in lab management and supervision of both undergraduate and graduate students is desired.
  • Message to Applicants

    Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

    You must submit an online application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please provide a cover letter addressed to Professor Dunbar, a CV (including a list of publications), and a list of three reference contacts.

    The appointment will begin as early as September 1, 2023. An extension is possible, depending on satisfactory performance and continued funding. A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.

    Questions may be directed to Drs. Dunbar and/or Rossignol.

    About the Department

    Both the CMU Psychology Department and Neuroscience Program offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The Psychology Department and Neuroscience Program houses active research programs in several areas and has extensive collaborative opportunities.

    Posting Begins 04/14/2023 Posting Ends Open Until Filled Yes Type of Recruitment External About CMU

    Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

    We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

    CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

    Central is home to 17 men's and women's Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid- American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

    CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small- town living with big-city amenities. It's part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state's largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

    Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city's central location in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

    CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

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