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Postdoc in high altitude physiology

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:

Eurac Research
Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine

Viale Druso 1 – 39100 Bolzano
Email: mountain.emergency@eurac.edu- www.eurac.edu
Tel: +39 0471 055 541 / Fax: + 39 0471 055 549

For further information please contact Christoph Siebenmann: Christoph.siebenmann@eurac.edu or +39 0471 055 861


Project funded by FWF Der Wissenschaftsfonds "Nocturnal periodic breathing at altitude: the consequences"

CUP: D54I20001670003 

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