A funded postdoctoral position is available in the Zeitzer lab at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and the VA Palo Alto Healtch Care System. The project funding this fellowship aims to examine ways in which the circadian phase shifting effects of light in humans can be maximized, notably with the use of sequences of brief light pulses. The Zeitzer lab is a small group that explores two main areas: humancentric lighting and precision health aspects of sleep. Techniques include EEG analysis, hormone assays, machine learning, non-parametric curve fitting, and pupil assessment. Come for the lab, stay for the weather! Great hiking, surfing, biking, climbing, and earthquake avoidance practice. Lots of opportunities to collaborate within the Department as well as with colleagues in Computer Science, Engineering, and Psychology.
Successful applicants will have a PhD or equivalent degree in an affiliated area (e.g., neurobiology, biopsychology). Prior experience in sleep, circadian biology, or visual neuroscience is required. Prior experience in programming or statistical languages (e.g., Matlab, R, Python) is desirable.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the NIH and Stanford University guidelines (which partially compensate the increased cost of living in the area). If you are interested, please email Dr. Zeitzer (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your CV and cover letter.