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.
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We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow for a project linking genetic differentiation with social behavior in a unique animal model. The position will span Emory University (PI Donna Maney) and Georgia Institute of Technology (PI Soojin Yi) and will integrate the fields of comparative genomics and behavioral neuroendocrinology. We are investigating how a prevalent chromosomal polymorphism in the white-throated sparrow leads to two distinctive and complex behavioral phenotypes. We use genomic and epigenomic tools as well as behavioral and physiological approaches. These techniques include ATAC-seq, bisulfite sequencing, reporter assays, and gene knockdown.