Emory

  • Post Doctoral Fellow

    Job Number
    15639
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Division
    Yerkes National Primate Resear
    Department
    YRK: NND-Sensory Motor Systems
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp., Working with animals.
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator. 

    Additional Details

    We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow to research in a non-human primate model of Parkinson¿s disease. The goal of this research is to gain a deeper understanding of the functions and connectivity of the basal ganglia circuits in normal and parkinsonian monkeys. The project involves the use of in vivo electrophysiology and optogenetic techniques in awake monkeys, as well as extensive post-mortem histology. This position would allow the candidate to gain hands-on experience with first-rate basal ganglia research. In addition, the successful applicant will be able to take advantage of the exceptional educational opportunities offered through the large and vibrant neuroscientific community at Emory University, with its strong emphasis on basal ganglia research. Applicants must have a PhD in neuroscience or related discipline, and at least one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. We also request that applicants have expertise in at least two or more of the following areas: in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics, data analysis, Matlab coding, histology techniques, experimentation in non-human primates. Knowledge about basal ganglia physiology and anatomy, and the pathophysiology of Parkinson¿s disease is highly desirable.-PhD in neuroscience or related discipline. Technical expertise in at least two or more of the following areas: in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics, data analysis, knowledge of the use of the Matlab coding, histology techniques, experimentation in non-human primates. Knowledge about basal ganglia physiology and anatomy, and the pathology/pathophysiology of Parkinsons disease  At least one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal Good scientific writing and communication skills.-76408BR

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