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The Escayg lab in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, Georgia, is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to join our team. Our neurogenetics lab works on epilepsy, autism and other mechanistically related disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease. We utilize a wide range of in vitro and in vivo techniques as well as mouse models to better understand disease mechanisms and develop improved treatments. We are particularly interested in the development of better treatments for catastrophic forms of childhood epilepsy and treatment-resistant adult epilepsies. Please see (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=escayg&sort=date&size=200) for more information about our research. Come join our collaborative team!
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.
Background in genetics, neuroscience, gene therapy or drug development
Please apply with a CV and 3 letters of reference.”
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