Postdoctoral position in Neurobiology of Sleep and Sedation
University of Michigan
June 19, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic / Research
A postdoctoral position is available in a NIH-funded laboratory in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. The postdoctoral trainee will lead the studies to investigate the mechanistic underpinnings of interactions between sleep homeostasis and sedation. The trainee will have the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative and collegial environment, and will be supported by active mentoring and any additional training required for the successful completion of the project and career advancement.
The applicant should have a recent Ph.D. or equivalent degree in sleep neurobiology/behavioral neuroscience and a proven track record of productivity as evident through published research articles. Working knowledge and prior experience with rodent stereotactic survival surgery, electroencephalography, and microdialysis/microinjections is required. Proficiency or prior experience in analyzing sleep-wake recordings, immunofluorescent staining in frozen brain sections, high-performance liquid chromatography, and chronic in vivo single/multi-unit neuronal recordings is highly desirable. The successful applicant is expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong enthusiasm for learning and developing new experimental approaches.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the NIH and the University of Michigan Medical School guidelines. To apply, please submit curriculum vitae and contact information of three references to Dinesh Pal, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Internal Number: DP061918
About University of Michigan
The U-M Medical School is consistently ranked among the top 10 medical schools in the country and the Department of Anesthesiology at U-M was ranked #8 of all U.S. anesthesiology departments in National Institutes of Health funding for 2015. Established in 1948, the University of Michigan's Department of Anesthesiology is one of the oldest academic anesthesiology departments in the country. Our department seeks to be the pre-eminent academic anesthesiology department in the world by making major advances in the field of anesthesiology, as well as medicine and science in general, and developing the next generation of outstanding researchers in the fields of anesthesiology and the associated basic sciences. Our anesthesiology research laboratories are comprised of state-of-the-art research facilities. Our researchers hold joint appointments in basic science departments so as to enrich the department with the participation of graduate students conducting research toward their Ph.D. theses. In addition, post-doctoral fellows from around the world contribute to the research productivity of our department. Our faculty is also members of the U-M Center for Sleep Science, an interdepartmental center dedicated to filling in the gaps in our understanding of sleep disorders.