We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow for research in a non-human primate model of Parkinson’s disease. The goal of this research is to gain a deeper understanding of the functions and connectivity of the basal ganglia circuits in normal and parkinsonian monkeys. The research involves the use of in vivo electrophysiology and optogenetic techniques in awake monkeys, as well as extensive post-mortem histology. The successful applicant will gain hands-on experience with first-rate basal ganglia research in the sponsor’s laboratory, and will be able to take advantage of the exceptional educational opportunities offered through the large and vibrant neuroscientific community at Emory University, with its strong emphasis on basal ganglia research.
PhD in neuroscience or related discipline
Technical expertise in at least two or more of the following areas: in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics, data analysis, knowledge of the use of the Matlab coding, histology techniques, experimentation in non-human primates.
Knowledge about basal ganglia physiology and anatomy, and the pathology/pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease
At least one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal
Emory University, a top-ranked private institution recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the world's leading health care systems, is located in Atlanta, Georgia (USA).
Emory is one of the nation's leading research universities. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center brings together the research based at the university's ...schools of medicine, nursing and public health and at Yerkes National Primate Research Center with the expertise of Emory Healthcare.