Short description of the position/project:
Our research group studies the physiological and pathophysiological effects of high altitude exposure in humans. The focus of the postdoc will be a project investigating the potential interplay between altitude-induced sleep disturbances and changes in autonomic control. Experiments will be conducted in the terraXcube, the novel environmental simulator at EURAC Research (https://terraxcube.eurac.edu). The position will start in January 2021 and last for two years.
- Study preparation (methodology development, obtaining ethical consent, subject recruitment)
- Coordinating and supervising the subjects' sojourns in the terraXcube
- Application of methodological interventions and measurements (sleep monitoring, autonomic control, ventilation, etc.) during day- and night-time.
- Analysis and publication of results
- Participation in other activities at the Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine
- PhD in biology, physiology, or similar
- Background in integrative human physiology and an interest in high altitude/hypoxia
- Experience with experiments in healthy humans
- Motivation to conduct a logistically and methodologically challenging project
- Experience in microneurography desirable but not essential
- Good English skills (oral and written)
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit their application (CV, motivation letter and summary of previous research activities) by 30.09.2020 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 Christoph Siebenmann: Christoph.email@example.com or +39 0471 055 861
Project funded by FWF Der Wissenschaftsfonds "Nocturnal periodic breathing at altitude: the consequences"
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