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.
The Sloan Lab at Emory University is recruiting a highly motivated and creative scientist to join our team as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. Our group is interested in human brain development and understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie neurodevelopmental disorders. We utilize human pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to model human nervous system development and employ a diverse range of cell culture, molecular biology, and genomic approaches.
More information about the research goals of the lab can be found at www.sloanlab.org
Highly motivated candidates with a solid record of productivity and a background in neuroscience, stem cells, or other related fields are sought. Prior experience with cell/tissue culture, molecular and cellular neurobiology, stem cell maintenance, genomics, and programming are desired. Experience with RNA-seq is a plus. Responsibilities include designing and conducting experiments, analyzing data, preparing and presenting research findings at meetings, helping write scientific manuscripts, and applying for fellowships/grants. We are a small and collaborative lab that promotes a culture of openness, support, and career development. The successful candidate will have a recent MD, PhD, or MD/PhD (or equivalent) degree with less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience, solid publication record, exemplary written/verbal English communication skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently while being a team player. The research environment at Emory is robust and collaborative within a diverse neuroscience and genomics community.