[Comp-neuro] Post-doc positions available: decoding memory in health and disease

Annabelle Singer annabellecsinger at gmail.com
Sat Apr 1 07:04:54 CEST 2017


*Description*

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Singer lab at Georgia Institute
of Technology and Emory University School of Medicine studying how neural
activity across large ensembles of cells represents memories of experiences
and guides behavior in health and disease.



*Major Responsibilities:*

The successful applicant will examine how neural activity across many
neurons drives learning and memory of experiences and how this process goes
awry in disease with a focus on the hippocampal circuit.  This research
uses a variety of advanced neurophysiology techniques including in vivo
recordings from many single cells, patch-clamp electrophysiology, and
optogenetics in mice behaving in a virtual reality environment as well as
innovative data analysis methods.  To find out more about the Singer Lab,
see our lab website http://singer.gatech.edu/
<http://singer.gatech.edu/publications/> and our recent publications:

Gamma frequency entrainment attenuates amyloid load and modifies microglia
<http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v540/n7632/abs/nature20587.html>

Hippocampal SWR Activity Predicts Correct Decisions during the Initial
Learning of an Alternation Task
<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627313000937>

And some recent press: Beating Alzheimer’s with Brain Waves
<https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/12/beating-alzheimers-with-brain-waves/509846/>



*Qualifications*

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Neuroscience, Biomedical
Engineering, or a related discipline. Previous experience with
electrophysiology, in vivo experimentation, or learning and memory is
preferred.  Candidates with computation backgrounds including signal
processing, electrical engineering, programming, or physics are highly
encouraged to apply. The Singer Lab is part of the dynamic, exciting, and
collaborative neuroscience and neuroengineering communities at Georgia Tech
and Emory University. The candidate is expected to become an active member
of this flourishing research community.



*How to Apply:*

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this position, please
provide your detailed CV, a cover letter stating your research interests,
and names and contact information for two references to Annabelle Singer:
asinger at gatech.edu



*Department Description*



*The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia
Tech* is part of a vibrant biomedical community in Atlanta that includes
the Emory School of Medicine, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), Winship Cancer Institute, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA),
Georgia ImmunoEngineering Consortium, Institute for Electronics and
Nanotechnology, Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, and
more. This rich scientific environment provides unique and unparalleled
research opportunities, including seminars given by leaders in science and
engineering from throughout the U.S. and abroad, opportunities for
collaborations, exposure to diverse research programs, and sophisticated
core facilities.  As such, we offer the best of internationally renowned
institutions. The partnerships have created an outstanding undergraduate
program — which is now recognized as #1 in the nation. Our excellent
graduate program is also top ranked at No. 2.



Georgia Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Annabelle Singer
Assistant Professor
Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Tech & Emory University
313 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332

Web: http://singer.gatech.edu/
Email: Annabelle.singer at bme.gatech.edu
Skype: annabellesinger
Google Hangout: annabellecsinger at gmail.com
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