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Postdoctoral Fellow: Electrophysiology, Basal ganglia, Striatum

Emory University, Yerkes, Papa Lab
Emory University, Atlanta
Closing date
Apr 30, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow: Electrophysiology, Basal ganglia, Striatum.


Applicants are sought to fill a post-doctoral position in the Emory National Primate Research Center at Emory University. The selected candidate will work in NIH-sponsored research for studies of Parkinson’s disease pathophysiology in the lab of Dr. Stella Papa.  The focus of these studies is on striatal mechanisms of basal ganglia dysfunction underlying motor and cognitive deficits. Different manipulations are used in disease models to investigate cellular/circuit changes and explore therapeutic targets. Emory University offers a rich scientific environment with opportunities for multiple collegial interactions and collaborations to support and enhance post-doctoral studies.


Candidates must hold a PhD, MD or equivalent degree, or being near graduation, and will be selected on the basis of strong background in electrophysiology and physiology data analyses including Matlab. In-vivo recordings applying optogenetics and pharmacological tools to analyze signaling mechanisms in animal models are a major part of studies. Additional qualifications include previous training in basal ganglia circuits and Parkinson’s disease research. Important technical skills include the preparation of animal models, implant surgeries, and brain injections of viral vectors.


The selected candidates will be asked to present his past work at a seminar and provide recommendation letters and references.  Please contact Casandra Bure to submit an application (




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