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. DATE CREATED/MODIFIED/REVIEWED: 4/27/10 JB
A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. David Gimbel’s laboratory in the Neurosurgery department at the Emory University School of Medicine to study the molecular mechanisms that underlie recovery after CNS trauma. Specifically, we are interested in the role of latent Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after repetitive head injury (RHI). There is a second project which involves defining the role of CNS plasticity in recovery from CNS injury, including stroke and spinal cord injury. Our projects involve rodent models of CNS disease and injury. We are looking for candidates with experience with rodents including surgery and behavior. Experience with rodent models of spinal cord injury, stroke, and traumatic brain injury would also be an asset. Additionally, the candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills and be highly motivated and adept at working within a team of enthusiastic investigators.
The Neurosurgery department and the Emory University School of Medicine has an exceptional traumatic brain injury, CNS injury, and Alzheimer’s disease community. This community provides an outstanding scientific environment in which to train and collaborate. The position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Emory University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and members of minority groups.