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Emory University Post Doctoral Fellow - Laboratory of Neuromodulation in Epilepsy in Atlanta, Georgia


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.

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We are seeking a highly motivated, independent and passionate researcher to join the Laboratory of Neuromodulation in Epilepsy. The research will be led by Dr. Annaelle Devergnas in the Division of Neuropharmacology and Neurologic Diseases, Yerkes National Primate Research Center. The lab focuses on studying the propagation and control network of focal motor seizures and temporal lobe epilepsy on Non-human primate. The position is supported by a newly awarded brain initiative grant from the National Institutes of Health and involves electrophysiology and cognitive tasks on awake epileptic primates. The candidate will evaluate the benefit of new stimulation paradigm for temporal lobe epilepsy in NHP andmay assist in supervising Research Assistant, Summer Students and/or Volunteers.Approximate starting date is August 2018.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as those who are self-motivated, with ability to work independently. Please note that this opportunity is for an early stage postdoctoral position. Research faculty positions are not available at present.

Education/skill/Experience requirements

  • PhD in neurosciences or related field

  • Ability to work independently, but function as part of a team

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Highly motivated to learn new techniques, develop hypotheses and obtain autonomous funding

  • Experienced in Matlab programing

  • Experienced in in-vivo electrophysiology

  • At least one first author research paper

Application Materials Required:

  • Cover letter Research statement (not to exceed 2 pages)

  • Contact information of 3 professional references

  • Resume/CV

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Job Number 22226

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Yerkes National Primate Resear

Department YRK: NND-Sensory Motor Systems

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with animals., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.

Required Documents Biosketch, Cover letter, List of 3 Recommenders

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