Postdoctoral Research Scholars & Doctoral Students

Wayne State University

Michigan
Posted 4 months ago

An NIH and VA Merit funded laboratory at Wayne State University is seeking post-doctoral research scholars and doctoral students for two  proposals. The first proposal is designed to investigate the impact of genetically or spinal cord injury induced reductions in central nervous system serotonin on mechanisms that influence breathing stability and cardiovascular/autonomic function during sleep in mice. Post-doctoral candidates with expertise in telemetry implantation, plethysmography, echocardiography, dissection, sectioning and immunohistochemistry are preferred.

Qualifications:

  1. PhD/MD with experience in respiratory physiology and neuroscience.
  2. Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  3. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  4. Task orientated individual interested in performing in vivo experiments in an animal research laboratory.

The second proposal is designed to explore if repeated daily exposure to mild intermittent hypoxia enhances the impact of continuous positive airway pressure on co-morbidities linked to sleep apnea in humans with intact or injured spinal cords. Both post-doctoral fellows and graduate students interested in this research area are encouraged to apply. Post-doctoral candidates with expertise in microneurography and non-invasive measures of respiratory, cardiovascular and autonomic function during wakefulness and sleep are preferred.

Qualifications:

  1. PhD/MD with experience in human sleep and respiratory physiology.
  2. Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  3. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  4. Task orientated individual interested in performing experiments in a human research laboratory.

 

Contact Information

 

Jason H. Mateika PhD

Professor of Physiology

Wayne State School of Medicine

Research Career Scientist

John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

 

Phone: 313-576-4481

Email: jmateika@med.wayne.edu

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