Post Doctoral Fellow - Yerkes National Primate Research Center

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Yerkes National Primate Resear
YRK: NND-Neuroscience
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable

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Dedicated to discovering causes, prevention, treatments, and cures, Yerkes National Primate Research Center (NPRC) is fighting diseases and improving human health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, Yerkes conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at http://www.yerkes.emory.edu


The Division of Neuropharmacology and Neurologic Diseases at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a post-doctoral fellow. Researchers in the Yerkes Division of Neuropharmacology and Neurologic Diseases are working to advance the understanding of the active human brain through studies focusing on the development and function of the nervous system, and anatomical differences seen when neurological disorders are present neurobiology of stroke and epilepsy. Our long-term goal is to develop the knowledge necessary for improved treatment of specific neurological and psychiatric disorders. 


The ideal candidate will be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion for research.  The post-doctoral fellow will work together with technicians, students and other post-doctoral fellows in our neurosciences laboratory. Potential research topics include Stroke, Alzheimers disease and urokinase. We are particularly interested in applicants with experience and interest in basic biochemistry and molecular biology techniques as well in cell cultures. This is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.  This position reports directly to Manuel Yepes, MD.


Essential Duties include:

  • Helps design and conduct research within of neuroscience and biochemistry while receiving advanced training from Principal Investigator Dr. Yepes to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career.
  • Designs and evaluates experiments.
  • Develops new ideas that promote current research.
  • Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of Dr. Yepes.
  • 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 neuroscience or biochemistry.
  • Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills.
  • The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices, and methods.
  • Knowledge of scientific laboratory research techniques.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and strong mathematical, analytical, and research skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in applied research or data management may be advantageous.
  • The ability to manipulate large, complex data sets into manageable, understandable reports.
  • Excellent problem-solving and team working skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Experience working in a biosafety environment

Working Environment

Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment





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