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.
Mentor: Drs. Keith McGregor and Joe Nocera, Emory University
The NeuroImaging Research Laboratory at Emory University seeks a post-doctoral research associate to assist with research performed within the Atlanta VA and the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology at Emory University. The successful candidate will have interest in contributing to research focused on investigating changes in neural function as a result of aging and/or regular engagement in cardiovascular training. Successful candidates will also have a record of successfully conducting independent research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and/or national presentations. Candidates should have a strong background in structural and functional brain imaging including fMRI and rsfMRI. Experience with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is also required including use of neuronavigated TMS for both assessment and neuromodulation. A strong background in Unix systems is preferred. Candidates are also desired who possess experience in research using human models of exercise as well as a working knowledge of biostatistics. Interpersonal skills and professionalism are highly valued.
The position provides excellent opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment and have close interactions with MR physicists, exercise scientists, neuroscientists, physical therapists, neurologists, radiologists, and speech and language pathologists.
The post-doc will work in a team-based environment including establishment of a mentoring team to support career development. The initial full-time appointment is for 12 months, with renewal based on performance and funding availability. Candidates should possess either an MD or PhD in psychology, neuroscience or another related biomedical science-related field by the time of appointment. Interested individuals should provide a one-page cover letter describing their research experience and interests, along with a current CV and the names and contact information of three references.