Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
The Sloan Lab at Emory University is recruiting a highly motivated and creative scientist to join our team as a Postdoctoral fellow. 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. The currently available position will take the lead on an NIMH-funded R01 project investigating lineage commitment during early neurodevelopment and the use of bioengineering tools to build more sophisticated organoid models. Come join our fun, diverse, and collaborative team!
More information about the research goals of the lab can be found at www.sloanlab.org
Highly motivated candidates with a background in neuroscience, stem cells, molecular biology, or other related fields are sought. Prior experience with cell/tissue culture, molecular and cellular neurobiology, stem cell maintenance, genomics, and/or computer programming are desired, although not required.
We are a small and collaborative lab that promotes a culture of openness, support, and respect. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, excellent 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
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.
PhD in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Engineering or related field.
- Experienced in molecular biology or cell culture techniques
- Highly motivated, dedicated, and independent
- Strong team player
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
- General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
- Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
- Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
- Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.
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