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JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
We are seeking one self-motivated recent graduate with a PhD in neuroscience to join the laboratories of Drs. Stephen F. Traynelis and Hongjie Yuan at the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Emory University School of Medicine. The research focus of our laboratories is the function of glutamate NMDA receptors, disease-associated genetic variations in NMDA receptor encoding GRIN genes, and the development of subunit-selective compounds that correct the altered NMDA receptor function. Candidate should have solid graduate training and a strong publication record in neuroscience. The candidate will be responsible for performing molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, and electrophysiology, and behavioral studies. Previous experience with electrophysiology (i.e. patch clamp recordings from brain slices) is required. Previous experience with mouse genetic models is plus.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
Interested candidates should submit online a CV and a cover letter describing your previous work and career goals, a putative starting date, and the contact information for three references.
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