Postdoctoral fellow - Systems neuroscience

Employer
Georgia Tech & Emory University
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted
Mar 04, 2020
Closes
May 03, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

NIH Funded postdoctoral position: Synaptic and network mechanisms controlling visual perception and attention

The Haider Lab in the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Georgia Tech & Emory University seeks a highly motivated and skilled postdoctoral fellow for a 4 year NIH funded project (NINDS / BRAIN Initiative) examining synaptic and network mechanisms underlying sensory perception and visual attention.

The project offers significant opportunity to learn cutting-edge research techniques in vivo, including 1) neural population recording with high-density silicon electrodes (Neuropixels), 2) optogenetic circuit manipulation, and 3) whole-cell patch-clamp recording during behavior. 

This project stems from our recent publication: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-14355-4

The ideal candidate has expertise in patch clamp or multi-electrode electrophysiology in vitro or in vivo, and quantitative skill in data acquisition and analysis (preferably with MATLAB).  Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, an inquisitive mindset, and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary team.

The position is funded for up to 4 years, pending satisfactory performance upon annual review.  We are enthusiastic to form a diverse, international research group.   All candidates will be mentored for independent career development.

Recent work from the lab can be viewed here : http://haider.gatech.edu/publications/

There is a strong, multidisciplinary concentration of labs focusing on Neuroscience @ GT and at Emory.  Atlanta is vibrant, green, and one of the most affordable and livable major cities of the US.

Applications should include a CV, a brief statement of research goals, expected date of availability, and names and contact information of three references.  Please email these materials to bilal.haider@bme.gatech.edu

The Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.  The Department is a unique enterprise, spanning two of the top Engineering and Medical institutes in the country.  This environment offers unparalleled facilities and resources for the pursuit of understanding neural circuits and their relationship to behavior and neurological dysfunction. 



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