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 3–year funded project examining synaptic and network mechanisms supporting sensory perception.
The project offers significant opportunity to learn cutting-edge research techniques in vivo, including neural population recording with high-density silicon electrodes, optogenetic circuit manipulation, and whole-cell patch-clamp recording during behavior.
The ideal candidate has expertise in 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 3 years, pending satisfactory performance upon annual review. We are enthusiastic to form a diverse, international research group. All candidates will be mentored to obtain independent funding as part of their career development.
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 email@example.com
The candidate has recently completed (or will soon complete) a PhD in neuroscience, neurobiology, psychology, electrical or computer engineering, or other relevant disciplines.
The candidate should have demonstrated experience and publications in one of the following topics: electrophysiological recording and/or imaging of thalamus or cortex (in vivo or in vitro), or quantitative analysis of behavior (ideally in rodents or other mammalian systems).
Internal Number: 02262018
About Georgia Tech & Emory University
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.