• Post Doctoral Fellow- Atlanta VA Medical Center and the Emory Autism Center

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Medicine
    SOM: Hum Gen: Admin
    Location : Name
    Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
  • 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.


    Principal InvestigatorS: Erica Duncan, MD and Joseph Cubells, MD, PhD


    A POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP is available at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and the Emory Autism Center. The fellow will join the team of a new NIMH-funded project to study the cognitive and psychophysiological phenotyping of subjects with 22q11 deletion syndrome, approximately one third of whom will go on to develop schizophrenia. This work will be done in coordination with collaborators working with stem cell derived neurons from our subjects to correlate human phenotypes with cellular and electrophysiological properties of the neurons. The fellow will be expected to perform the following functions under the supervision of the principal investigators: perform a range of psychophysiological recordings on subjects in studies; learn and perform cognitive testing; process and manage data; perform statistical analyses in collaboration with the team statistician and other investigators; prepare manuscripts for publication; prepare presentations of research results; review literature for related developments and techniques; handle IRB correspondence pertaining to studies on which he/she is working; develop related grant applications; and perform related responsibilities as required. The fellow will also be responsible for the maintenance of the database storing the project results, and coordinate the transport of biological samples to the wet labs working on the project. The fellow will participate in team meetings, data analysis and in manuscript preparation in conjunction with other study members.


    Applicants must apply online and have a doctorate in a related field and must possess skills in statistics, writing, research design and methodology, have good working knowledge of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy and related areas of neuroscience, be fluent in English, have strong computer skills, and have a green card or US citizenship.  Knowledge of the following is an important plus: acoustic startle, EEG, evoked potentials, cognitive testing, and database management.

    For additional information Contact: Erica Duncan, MD at 404-321-6111 ext 207532 or erica.duncan@va.gov



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