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.

Ongoing Opportunities

Staff Positions

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

Postdoctoral scholars

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

Graduate students

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 Emory MD-PhD 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

Graduate students considering joining the Fong Lab (or any neuroscience/neuroengineering lab) are strongly encouraged to enroll in the following courses:

Please keep the registration deadlines and cross-registration deadlines in mind.

Undergraduate students

We periodically have opportunities available for undergraduate research. Typically these positions are posted 1-2 months prior to the start of the semester.

Informal Mentorship

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.