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Post Doctoral Fellow - Epilepsy and Systems Neuroscience Lab
Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia
Date Posted 03/09/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
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.

The Pedersen Epilepsy and Systems Neuroscience Lab at Emory University is looking for a creative, productive, and motivated postdoctoral fellow to join a funded project examining large-scale network dynamics with multi-site electrophysiological data.

Applicants should have a PhD, or be in the final stages of obtaining their PhD, preferably in Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or a closely related area, and have a strong background in memory research, including a knowledge of the human memory. Successful applicants will have a strong publication history, quantitative background, expertise in programming languages such as Python, R, or MATLAB, and experimental design and cognitive task development skills. Experience with special patient populations is also desirable. Personal qualities that are especially welcome are an orientation toward collaboration and team work, enthusiasm for neuroscience, curiosity, and scientific rigor.


This work will afford training in sleep-wake neurobiology, epilepsy and translational basic neuroscience, electrophysiologic analysis of network activity in both mice and human subjects from intracranial recording, as well as handling of multi-unit data in mice.


Successful candidates will enjoy a non-hierarchical, creative and dynamic laboratory environment with weekly multi-lab lab meetings/journal club as well as departmental and excellent graduate program seminar series. We especially welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds.


To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.

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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