Job ID: 117616

NSF funded postdoctoral position in sensorimotor neuroscience – Emory University

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 15 March 2024

Employment Start Date: 15 April 2024

Contract Length: 2 year

City: Atlanta

Country: United States

Institution: Emory University

Department: Cell Biology

Description:

The Perreault lab at Emory University (Cell Biology/Neurophysiology) 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 optogenetic. Excellent surgical skills, scientific writing ability, strong oral communication skills, organized, dynamic, and self-motivated.

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

OTHER INFO: 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