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Post Doctoral Fellow - Atlanta VA Medical Center and the Emory Autism Center
Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia
Date Posted 05/13/2021
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.




A POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP is available at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and the Emory Autism Center. The fellow will join the team of an NIMH-funded project to study the cognitive and psychophysiological phenotyping of subjects with 22q11 deletion syndrome, approximately one third of whom will go on to develop schizophrenia. This work will be done in coordination with collaborators working with stem cell derived neurons from our subjects to correlate human phenotypes with cellular and electrophysiological properties of the neurons. The fellow will be expected to perform the following functions under the supervision of the principal investigators: perform a range of psychophysiological recordings on subjects in studies; learn and perform cognitive testing; process and manage data; perform statistical analyses in collaboration with the team statistician and other investigators; prepare manuscripts for publication; prepare presentations of research results; review literature for related developments and techniques; handle IRB correspondence pertaining to studies on which he/she is working; develop related grant applications; and perform related responsibilities as required. The fellow will also be responsible for the maintenance of the database storing the project results, and coordinate the transport of biological samples to the wet labs working on the project. The fellow will participate in team meetings, data analysis and in manuscript preparation in conjunction with other study members.


Applicants must have a doctorate in a related field and must possess skills in statistics, writing, research design and methodology, have good working knowledge of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy and related areas of neuroscience, be fluent in English, have strong computer skills, and have a green card or US citizenship. Knowledge of the following is an important plus: acoustic startle, EEG, evoked potentials, cognitive testing, and database management.



Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).
Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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