Post-doctoral fellowship, Sleep Assessment and Countermeasures

Ohio State University, Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton

Posted 6 months ago

The position will be a joint hire reporting to both J. Lynn Caldwell, Ph.D. (NAMRUD) and Daniel M. Merfeld, Ph.D. (OSU & NAMRUD) in the Navy’s Sleep Assessment and Countermeasures Laboratory located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This laboratory is active in research investigating the effects of inadequate sleep on cognitive performance as well as countermeasures to improve sleep and performance.

We seek an enthusiastic, highly motivated, ambitious, and talented scientist to join our multi-disciplinary collaboration as we create and use the first “Sleep Disruption Motion Bed” to evaluate the impact of motion on sleep architecture. One applied goal of this research is to develop motion mitigation strategies that improve sleep quality in operational settings. We offer an outstanding research environment alongside a transdisciplinary training opportunity to define a new field of research that combines vestibular behavioral research with sleep research. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant research area such as bioengineering, biology, neuroscience, psychology, or physiology and preferably will have a track record in the field of sleep research and/or vestibular research with the potential for independent scientific success. The applicant should have a keen interest in sleep research, excellent writing and oral communication skills, and experience in data analysis. Occasional work outside the traditional hours will be required during data collection periods (evenings and nights).

Interested applicants should send a CV and statement of research interests via email to:

Dan Merfeld, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice-Chair of Research
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery,
The Ohio State University
Columbus OH

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