Join our team
We seek to build a multidisciplinary and diverse team of scientists and engineers. Ming-fai is committed to providing hands-on training and gradually fostering intellectual independence, while tailoring mentorship to individual needs.
We welcome new trainees and staff to join our team at various points throughout the year.
Technician positions open up every 1-2 years. Currently we are not recruiting for staff positions, but if you are interested in learning about future opportunities or anticipated hiring timelines, please send an inquiry to email@example.com.
Funding for various postdoctoral opportunities is available on a rolling basis. Current funding is available for projects related to visual plasticity and optogenetic feedback control. If you are interested our research, you are encouraged to send an inquiry and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We accept graduate students who have already been admitted to one of the following programs:
Georgia Tech and Emory Joint Biomedical Engineering Program
Emory Neuroscience Program
Georgia Tech Bioengineering Program
If you are interested in our lab’s work, we encourage you to apply to one (or more) of the programs above. On your application, you can list our lab as one that interests you. If you are invited for an interview, please reach out and we will try our best to be placed on your interview schedule. If you are offered admission and interested in learning more about joining the lab for your PhD studies or a research rotation, please contact email@example.com.
Graduate students considering joining the Fong Lab (or any neuroscience/neuroengineering lab) are strongly encouraged to enroll in the following courses:
- Georgia Tech BMED 7610 Quantitative Neuroscience (Fall only)
- Emory IBS 526 Neuroanatomy and Systems Neuroscience (Fall only)
- Emory IBS 514 Cellular, Developmental, Molecular, and Translational Neuroscience (Spring only)
Please keep the registration deadlines and cross-registration deadlines in mind.
We periodically have opportunities available for undergraduate research. Typically these positions are posted 1-2 months prior to the start of the semester.
Mentorship can come in many forms, and you do not need to be a member of the Fong lab or interested in our research to seek support. Ming-fai is open to chatting with students and postdocs on a range of topics (e.g. choosing a lab, career advice, imposter’s syndrome, sexual harassment, responsible conduct of research, forming a thesis committee, etc). Feel free to get in touch with Ming-fai if you would like to talk.