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Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Emory University (Atlanta, GA, USA) to study spinal autonomic interneuronal circuits and their plasticity after injury.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The lab of Dr. Francisco J. Alvarez (Department of Cell Biology) seeks a person to fill a new 3-year postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will carry out work on the plasticity of spinal interneuronal circuits modulating sympathetic outflow that control skin and muscle vasculature. The candidate will use a variety of transynaptic viral approaches in the mouse to map different genetic classes of spinal interneurons connected to autonomic spinal motoneurons controlling peripheral vasculature. He or she will also investigate plasticity of these circuits after spinal cord injury to better understand autonomic dysfunction in these patients. The fellow will work in an environment with high diversity and will have opportunities to collaborate with others and act as a mentor for undergraduate and graduate students. The fellow will be expected to write research summaries, meeting abstracts and manuscripts for publications as well as present research progress in national meetings. The fellow will also be encouraged to submit fellowship and grant proposals for career development.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related biomedical area and a record of peer-reviewed research publications. Excellent scientific writing ability, strong oral communication skills and self-motivated for research.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: One or more of the following: mouse survival surgeries, confocal microscopy, using virus to label neurons and/or identify synaptic connections and previous work on spinal cord.
Other details: The position relates to a new the Craig Nielsen Foundation grant funded for three years. Start date will be as soon as possible. Continuation after the three-year period will depend on availability of funds and mutual agreement between the postdoc and Dr. Alvarez. Salary and fringe benefits will be paid according to the NIH scale https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-18-175.html .
Emory’s Medical School has ample resources for professional development of postdocs through the postdoctoral office: https://med.emory.edu/education/postdoctoral-training/prospective-postdocs/index.html
Please submitt official applications including a cover letter stating current interests, a C.V. and the names of three references through Emroy HR portal: https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/75459/job and send the materials also by Email to email@example.com.
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