[Comp-neuro] Post-doctoral positions: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory in Health and Disease

Annabelle Singer annabellecsinger at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 21:12:55 CEST 2018


Post-doctoral positions available: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
in Health and Disease

Description
Multiple postdoctoral positions are available in the Singer lab at
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University School of
Medicine studyinghow neural activity produces memories and how
stimulating neural activity affects memory and immune function in
health and Alzheimer’s disease. To find out more about the Singer Lab,
see our lab website http://singer.gatech.edu/ with our recent
publications.

Major Responsibilities:
The successful applicants will examine (a) how neural activity
produces memories of experiences or (b) how novel forms of
non-invasive neural stimulation affects neural circuits, immune
responses, and learning and memory.  These projects will focus on the
hippocampal circuit and related structures in health and Alzheimer’s
disease using a variety of advanced neuroscience techniques.  One set
of projects will utilize virtual reality behavior, in vivo recordings
from many single cells, histological analysis, and innovative data
analysis methods in rodents. Another set of projects will use MRI, PET
imaging, histological analysis, and molecular signaling assays in both
rodents and human patients. This research involves collaboration with
other groups at Georgia Tech and Emory and therefore a successful
applicant must work well in a collaborative environment. These
projects are fully funded for 3-5 years, pending satisfactory annual
performance review.

The projects offer significant opportunities to perform pioneering
research and be trained in cutting-edge neuroscience techniques.  All
lab members are actively trained in scientific methods and mentored in
career development. Applicants will have extensive opportunities to
interact with the dynamic, exciting, and collaborative neuroscience
and neuroengineering communities at Georgia Tech and Emory University
in one of the most affordable and livable major cities of the US.

Qualifications
The ideal candidates 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 related
techniques including vivo experimentation, histology, behavior,
electrophysiology, human or rodent MRI, and/or learning and memory is
preferred. Candidates with experience performing advances data
analysis or with quantitative backgrounds like signal processing,
electrical engineering, and/or programming are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have excellent communication skills and the ability
to both collaborate with a team and lead projects.

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 or three
references to Annabelle Singer: asinger at gatech.edu

Department Description
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia
Techis 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 and graduate program, now
ranked No. 2 in the world. 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: asinger at bme.gatech.edu


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