We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow to conduct research in a non-human primate model of Parkinson’s disease. Our lab is interested in understanding of the functions and connectivity of the basal ganglia circuits in normal and parkinsonian monkeys. Our research involves the use of in vivo electrophysiology and genetic based approaches in awake monkeys, as well as extensive post-mortem histology. This position would allow the candidate to gain hands-on experience with first-rate basal ganglia research. In addition, the successful applicant 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.
Applicants must have a PhD in neuroscience or related discipline, and preferably one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. We also request that applicants have expertise in at least two or more of the following areas: in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics, chemogenetics, calcium imaging, viral vectors, data analysis, Matlab coding, histology techniques, experimentation in non-human primates. Knowledge about basal ganglia physiology and anatomy, and the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease is highly desirable.