Post Doctoral Fellow - Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology
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Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral fellow position in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. This position will have a focus on neurorehabilitation in neurodegenerative disease using creative movement therapies and will involve neuroimaging techniques, motion analysis, clinical motor, cognitive and psychosocial function exams, and inflammatory biomarker assessments, under the supervision of Dr. Madeleine E. Hackney. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, (eg, movement science/kinesiology, health & human performance, rehabilitation, cognitive psychology, gerontology, neuroscience). Strong candidates will have a robust publication record, with excellent writing skills, data analysis skills (fMRI, biomechanics), statistical knowledge, interests in motor control/learning, gerontology, Parkinsonâ€™s disease, Alzheimerâ€™s disease, cognition, and novel forms of rehabilitation for older populations.
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.
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.
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