The Perreault lab at the Department of Cell Biology of Emory University is seeking a person to fill a postdoctoral position in Sensorimotor Neuroscience. The successful candidate will investigate how subcortical descending motor pathways control and execute interactions with the environment . She/He will specifically study how brainstem descending motor systems regulate sensory processing by spinal interneurons to identify general principles of sensorimotor control. The lab works with mice, but the project is part of a large international research consortium that will compare descending motor control in different model organisms.
The candidate will conduct experiments, write research summaries, abstracts for meetings, manuscripts for publications, and will be encouraged to submit fellowship and grant proposals for career development. The candidate will also be offered opportunities to mentor undergraduate and graduate students from Emory and Georgia Tech.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Recent Ph.D. graduate in Neurophysiology/Neurobiology/Neuroscience with a record of peer-reviewed research publications documenting expertise working with mice and wet-laboratory research techniques such as those described below (preferred experience). Dynamic, organized, self-motivated and excellent scientific writing ability.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Priority will be given to candidates with a combination of the following expertise: neonatal brainstem or spinal cord dissection or other strong surgical skills (e.g., survival surgeries), live calcium imaging, in vitro or in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetic.
OTHER DETAILS: The position relates to a 5-year NSF grant obtained 09-2020 (c3ns.org). Start date is immediate. The initial appointment is for one year to be renewed yearly 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 the applicant see their skills fit the requirements of the position in Perreault lab with a description of current interests, a full C.V., and the names of three references.
Please submit application to the Emory Human Resource portal https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/78891/job with a copy of cover letter addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.