Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Physics

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Position ID:GaTech-School of Physics-POSTDOC [#23455]
Position Title: Postdoctoral-Experimental Neuroscientist
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30332, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Biology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/10/25, listed until 2023/04/25)
Position Description:    

Job Summary The College of Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in the School of Physics and the Agile System Lab to work on the neurophysiological and neuromechanical mechanisms of agile flight control in insect models under the direction of Professor Simon Sponberg. As part of their employment, the postdoc will participate in a large multi-university team collaboration on agile perception involving neuroscientists, physics, applied mathematicians, and biologists. The postdoc will help with the execution and facilitation of this project. The position will be available beginning September 1, 2022 for {1} year, renewable for up to {3} years. Professor Simon Sponberg's research group is active in exploring the physical and physiological mechanisms underlying agile animal movement.

Required Qualifications A Ph.D. is required in a related field. Preferred Qualifications The candidate will have a background in experimental neuroscience, biomechanics, biophysics, or related disciplines. In addition, expertise in electrophysiology, especially fine wire electromyography, computational neuroscience, especially dimensional reduction and feature analysis, and flight biomechanics, especially of insects would facilitate project goals. The successful candidate will have some relevant experiences, being amenable to training in related topics, and be available to show both independent problem solving and the ability to work together in a collaborative multidisciplinary lab environment.

Required Documents to Attach Applications should only be submitted via GT CAREERS system. his is the link to apply: Please use Job ID 247960 to find the job. Applicants should prepare the following materials as PDF files: (1) a cover letter briefly summarizing their scientific background, strengths, research interests, and why they are a good fit for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications, and (3) the names of three references willing to provide letters of recommendation. Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information Interested candidates are encouraged to direct any questions regarding the position to Professor Simon Sponberg at subject “Postdoctoral Search”.

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Other Information This role will be vitally important to the success of this project and will also be responsible for mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students within the group and as part of a larger multi-university research team. The postdoctoral fellowship offers a competitive salary and benefits. As a Research University in the University System of Georgia, it is vital that Georgia Tech maintain a vibrant research program to fulfill its missions in scholarship, instruction, and service. Georgia Tech’s research program provides doctoral training opportunities as well as important experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students.

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