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Post-Doctoral Position in Psychology at

Central Michigan University

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.


Start Date - 09/01/2023

End Date - 08/31/2024


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.

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.

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.

To Apply:

Contact: Gary Dunbar ( or Julien Rossignol (

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