Our multi center research group (Bolzano - Italy, Milano - Italy, Innsbruck - Austria) studies the physiological and pathophysiological effects of high altitude exposure in humans. The focus of the postdoc will be a project investigating the effects of hypoxia pre-conditioning on physiological responses during mountain sport activities in persons with a history of coronary artery disease. Experiments will be conducted in the terraXcube, the novel environmental simulator at EURAC Research (https://terraxcube.eurac.edu) Bolzano – Italy. The part time position (50%) will start in January 2021 and last for two years. The candidate will work in Bolzano (Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine, Eurac Research) and in Milano (Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS).
- Study preparation (e.g., methodology development, subject recruitment)
- Coordinating and supervising the subjects' sojourns in the terraXcube and the intermittent hypoxia program
- Application of methodological interventions and measurements (e.g., autonomic control, ventilation, etc.) during day- and partly night-time.
- Analysis and publication of results
- Participation in other activities at the Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine
- PhD in biology, physiology, or similar or a MD
- Background in integrative human physiology and an interest in high altitude/hypoxia
- Motivation to conduct a logistically and methodologically challenging project
- Good English and Italian skills (oral and written)
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit their application (CV, motivation letter and summary of previous research activities) by 30.11.2020 to the following address:
Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine
Viale Druso 1 – 39100 Bolzano
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org- www.eurac.edu
Tel: +39 0471 055 541 / Fax: + 39 0471 055 549
For further information please contact Hannes Gatterer: email@example.com or +39 0471 055 578
Project funded by „Research Südtirol/Alto Adige 2019" "Effects of hypoxia pre-conditioning on physiological responses during mountain sport activities in persons with a history of coronary artery disease"
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