Job ID: 73777

Postdoctoral Fellow in Sensorimotor Neuroscience

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 1 September 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 March 2022

Contract Length: See Description

City: Atlanta

Country: United States

Institution: Emory University

Department: Cell Biology


The Perreault lab at the Department of Cell Biology of Emory University is seeking a person to fill a new postdoctoral position in Sensorimotor Neuroscience. The successful candidate will investigate the brainstem circuits that allow animals to move as they interact with their environment. The candidate will specifically study how descending motor systems regulate sensory processing by spinal neuronal circuits in mice to identify general principles of motor control. The project is part of an international research consortium that compares descending control in different model organisms.

The candidate will conduct experiments, write research summaries, abstracts for meetings and manuscripts for publications and will be encouraged to submit fellowship and grant proposals for career development. The candidate will also be offered opportunities to mentor undergraduate and graduate students at Emory and Georgia Tech.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Neurophysiology/Neurobiology/Neuroscience and a record of peer-reviewed research publications documenting expertise with the wet-laboratory research techniques described below.  Excellent scientific writing ability, strong oral communication skills, dynamic, organized, and self-motivated for research.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Priority will be given to candidates with a combination of the following: previous work on neonatal brainstem or spinal cord, strong surgical skills (e.g., survival surgeries), live calcium imaging, in vivo or in vitro electrophysiology, optogenetics, and experience with working with mice.

OTHER DETAILS: The position relates to a 5-year NSF grant obtained 09-2020 ( Start date as soon as March 2022. The initial appointment is for one year to be renewed yearly depending on satisfactory progress and availability of funds. Salary and fringe benefits will be paid according to the NIH scale

Emory University has a vibrant postdoctoral community and offers a variety of resources for professional development through the postdoctoral office:

The official application must include a cover letter explaining how the applicant see their skills fit the requirements of the position in Perreault lab with a description of current interests, a full C.V., and the names of three references.

Please submit application to the Emory Human Resource portal  with a copy addressed to