Post-Doctoral Fellow

Job Description

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Apply now Job no: 499142
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

About Drexel

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Drexel University is a world-class, comprehensive R1 research institution and a global leader in experiential education. Serving as the cornerstone of experiential learning at Drexel, our renowned cooperative education program , also known as co-op, enables students to gain up to 18 months of work experience and build an impressive résumé before they graduate that will set them apart from their peers. For more than 100 years, Drexel co-op has positioned students to learn directly from the experts and visionaries shaping the professional world. Our program partners with more than 1,700 employers from around the globe, ranging from Fortune 500 companies and emerging startups to innovative nonprofits and government agencies.  

In addition, Drexel has committed to becoming the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics. Drexel supports engagement along three dimensions: research and academic programs that directly benefit communities, public service by students, faculty and staff, and business practices that support equitable local and regional economic development. Drexel’s engagement is long-term and multigenerational, and is fundamental to the University’s mission, heritage, and future.

Job Summary

The Neural Circuit Engineering and Garcia Labs are seeking a post-Doctoral Fellow interested in understanding how sensorimotor circuits develop

Essential Functions

  • Lead a project on circuit development - Design and perform 2P microcopy experiments - Analyze and disseminate data
  • Perform additional wet-lab experiments - Participate in and support multiple team projects
  • Work with and train graduate and undergraduate students - Perform all work following the highest research standards

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or Doctorate
  • Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Biology or a related
  • At least 4 years of neuroscience or neuroengineering research experience
  • Experience with computational languages such as MATLAB and python.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least two years of imaging (confocal/2P/etc.) and image data analysis experience. 
  • A background in neural development
  • A background in glia
  • Experience with 2P microscopy
  • Experience with Drosophila melanogaster and an understanding of Drosophila genetics

Physical Demands

Sitting at a desk/table

Standing, walking


University City – Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of l. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, https://drexel.edu/hr/career/ducomp/salstructure/

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised: Jul 29 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 31 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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