• Post Doctoral Fellow - Translational Neuro-Engineering Laboratory

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Medicine
    SOM: Neurosurgery: Admin
    Location : Name
    Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Working with animals.
    Required Documents
    Cover letter, List of Recommenders, Research Interests
  • Description

    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.

    Additional Details

    Translational Neuro-Engineering Laboratory

    A postdoctoral position is available in the Translational Neuro-Engineering Laboratory, a multi-disciplinary team of investigators led by Dr. Robert Gross at Emory University.

    The Translational Neuro-Engineering Laboratory is focused on utilizing core neuro-engineering principles to develop novel technologies for treating neurological diseases. The group is adept at addressing clinically relevant problems due to its close collaborations with clinicians at Emory University and research scientists at Emory and Georgia Institute of Technology.

    The group is currently recruiting a post-doctoral scientist whose training and goals overlap with the interests of its members, broadly in the areas of:

    1. Epilepsy models and optogenetics (in vitro and in vivo models).
    2. Electrophysiology (including intracellular and/or extracellular recordings in vitro, and in vivo recording in animals).
    3. Biomedical engineering - specifically the intersection of neuroscience with statistical modeling, machine learning and closed-loop optimization/control.The successful applicant will have completed a PhD in neuroscience, biomedical engineering or related areas, with training in biomedical/electrical/computer engineering and/or systems neurosciences. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in small animal survival surgery including intracerebral injections, implantation of acute and chronic depth electrodes and EEG screws placements. Background in computational neuroscience and/or optogenetics preferred. Tangible evidence of working in a collaborative environment where engineering scientists and neuroscientists overlap with clinicians and technology development will be highly valued.
    4. The successful applicant will be given sufficient research support to ensure success, commensurate with needs detailed in a submitted budget. It is expected that the postdoctoral fellow will develop independent grant applications, in collaboration with other program faculty. The career development of the successful applicant will be a priority of the group.
    5. The specific project(s) the successful applicant will be working on involves a combination of the above features, i.e. closed loop control strategies using optogenetic and/or electrical neuromodulation in mouse and rat models of epilepsy.


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