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.
We are currently seeking a post-doctoral fellow (0-2 years past the Ph.D.) with a background in neuropharmacology. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of behavioral neuroscientists and physicians in the area of neurotrauma and brain repair. This group studies the neuropathogenesis and role of neurosteroids in neuroprotection and enhancing functional recovery after traumatic brain injury and stroke. The selected fellow will participate in the ongoing research projects on identifying and validating biomarkers for severe to mild Traumatic brain Injury across the developmental stages. The biomarkers study will involve biochemical, micro RNA, and multiplex assay in both clinical and animal bio samples. Candidates with animal behavioral testing experience and molecular-biological assay techniques will be given priority. Duties include but are not limited to: performing TBI surgeries in laboratory rats and mice. S/he will be able to run experiments independently and write detailed reports; manage and train staff members in the use of histological and surgical techniques; perform data analysis; prepare reports for scientific meetings, grant progress reports, and publish the findings in peer-reviewed journals. We are seeking a motivated individual with good communication and problem-solving skills. Facilities are state-of-the-art. Interdepartmental basic and clinical research collaborations are strongly encouraged. Our laboratory strives to provide excellent training to our postdoctoral fellows including rigorous scientific training, personalized mentoring and a rich research environment supplemented by close interactions with colleagues at the Emory University. Fellows are encouraged to attend professional and career development programming at Emory and at professional society meetings. Special emphasis is given to developing the grant writing skills so essential to successful postdoctoral outcomes.
Contingent upon satisfactory performance the position is good for up to three years. Stipend and benefits are very competitive. The position is available for up to three years beginning Fall 2018. Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Please apply online and send recent curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation.