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Post Doctoral Fellow - Cell Biology

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Emory UniversityAtlanta, GA
  • Discover Your Career at Emory UniversityEmory 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.
  • DescriptionThe Sampson Lab in the Dept. of Cell Biology is actively seeking a motivated and scientifically passionate candidate to join as a post-doctoral fellow.
  • Our lab is focused on understanding the molecular contributions of the gut microbiome to neurological disease and injury.
  • In particular, we are looking for a candidate with interest in exploring newly identified interactions between the gut microbiome, environmental toxicants, and Parkinson's disease.
  • The candidate will use multidisciplinary molecular and computational approaches, in the context of gnotobiotic animal models, to tease apart contributing factors (immunologic, metabolic) to neurodegeneration.
  • In addition, the candidate will have opportunities to expand their mentorship skills through training of graduate and undergraduate students as desired.
  • Active community participation- including scientific presentations and manuscripts- will be expected.
  • We are a diverse and supportive lab group and will continue to foster individual and team academic growth.
  • The Post Doctoral Fellow 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.
  • 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.
  • NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.
  • Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion.
  • Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.
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  • 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.
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  • Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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