Funded postdoctoral position: Thalamocortical and Corticothalamic Signaling in Sensory Perception and Decision Making
The Stanley Laboratory in the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Georgia Tech & Emory University seeks highly motivated and skilled postdoctoral fellows for a 3–5 year NIH funded project examining signaling in the thalamocortical circuit that supports tactile perception and decision making.
The project offers significant opportunity to learn cutting-edge research techniques in vivo, including 1) neural population recording with high-density silicon electrodes, 2) optogenetic circuit manipulation, 3) adaptive behavioral training, and 4) modeling, computation, and machine learning.
The ideal candidate has expertise in multi-electrode electrophysiology in vivo, and quantitative skill in data acquisition and analysis (preferably with MATLAB and/or Python). 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 5 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.
There is a strong, multidisciplinary concentration of labs focusing on Neuroscience at Georgia Tech (www.neuro.gatech.edu) and Emory (https://biomed.emory.edu/PROGRAM_SITES/NS/). Atlanta is vibrant, green, and one of the most affordable and livable major cities of the US.
Applications should provide a CV, a brief statement of research goals, expected date of availability, and names and contact information of three references.
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.
Further information and recent lab publications can be found at www.stanley.gatech.edu