Postdoctoral Researcher – Neuroscience

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Cell Biology: Admin
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working with animals.

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The Perreault lab at Emory University (Cell Biology/Physiology) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to investigate how descending motor systems regulate sensory processing and identify the circuit mechanisms that may provide effective motor output in real environments (Giorgi et al 2023, J Neuroscience). The project is supported by the NSF (https://neuronex.org/projects/23). The candidate will be expected to conduct experiments, write research summaries, abstracts for meetings and manuscripts for publications. The candidate will be encouraged to submit fellowship and grant proposals for career development. The environment will offer many opportunities to collaborate and act as a mentor for undergraduate/graduate students.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Neuroscience and a record of peer-reviewed research publications documenting knowledge of research techniques and methodologies such as electrophysiology, calcium imaging and optogenetics. Excellent surgical skills, scientific writing ability, strong oral communication skills, dynamic, organized, and self-motivated.


PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Priority will be given to candidates with a combination of the following: previous work on neonatal mouse brainstem or spinal cord, calcium imaging, electrophysiology (intra- or extracellular recording) and optogenetics.


OTHER DETAILS: Start date as soon as possible (Spring 2024). This is a 2-year project; the initial appointment is for one year to be renewed depending on satisfactory progress and availability of funds. Salary and fringe benefits will be paid according to the NIH scale https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-070.html


Emory University has a vibrant postdoctoral community and offers a variety of resources for professional development through the postdoctoral office: https://med.emory.edu/education/postdoctoral-training/prospective-postdocs/index.html


The official application must include a cover letter explaining how you fit the requirements of the position, a C.V., and the names of three references. Please submitted to the Emory Human Resource portal. For more information and inquiries please emailed Dr Perreault directly m-c.perreault@emory.edu.



Keyword: Faculty & Faculty equivalent, Post Doctoral Positions, Neurophysiology

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