[Comp-neuro] Post-doc positions available studying gamma's effects on learning, memory, and immune function

Annabelle Singer annabellecsinger at gmail.com
Wed May 9 19:53:41 CEST 2018


*Description*

Postdoctoral or research scientist positions are available in the Singer
lab at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University School of
Medicine studying how neural activity affects learning and memory and the
immune system in health and disease.



*Major Responsibilities:*

The successful applicant will examine how stimulating neural activity
affects plasticity, immune responses, and learning and memory in health and
disease with a focus on the hippocampal circuit.  This research uses a
variety of advanced neuroscience techniques including in vivo recordings
from many single cells, MRI, innovative data analysis methods, and
histological analysis in rodents. This project includes collaboration with
other labs in the BME department at Georgia Tech and Emory and therefore a
successful applicant must work well in a collaborative environment. This
project is fully funded and aspects of this project will be applied to
human subjects. 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/>

What’s The Frequency
<http://thebiomedicalscientist.net/science/what%E2%80%99s-frequency>?



*Qualifications*

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Neuroscience, Biomedical
Engineering, or a related discipline and a record of leading scientific
projects to completion. Previous experience with in vivo experimentation,
histology, MRI, behavior, electrophysiology and/or learning and memory is
preferred. Candidates with computational backgrounds including signal
processing, electrical engineering, or programming are 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 outstanding undergraduate and
graduate programs, recognized as #1 and #2 in the nation, respectively.


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

Faculty support: Karine Avagian,
email: karine.avagian at bme.gatech.edu
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