Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate – Sleep Homeostasis and Mechanisms

University of Michigan
December 31, 2018
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan to study the mechanistic underpinnings of interactions between sleep homeostasis and sedation in a rodent model. The applicant should have a PhD or equivalent degree in behavioral neuroscience/neurobiology and a proven track record of productivity as evident through published research articles. Working knowledge of rodent stereotactic survival surgery and electroencephalography is required. Prior experience in analyzing sleep-wake recordings, intracranial microdialysis or microinjection, and expertise in molecular/biochemical assays is highly desirable. 

The research project requires extensive use of high-performance liquid chromatography and microdialysis for which training can be provided. There is also potential opportunity to participate in brain connectivity studies in animal models - using high-density EEG and possibly neuronal recordings along with DREADDs and Optogenetics - that are being conducted in collaboration with the faculty at the Center for Consciousness Science ( and are aimed at investigating the neural processes underlying consciousness. 

The successful candidate is expected to independently lead the project and will be supported by appropriate research staff, active mentoring, and any additional training required for the successful completion of the project and career advancement.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the NIH and the University of Michigan Medical School guidelines. To apply, please email curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, and a brief statement of research interests to Dr. Dinesh Pal, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology (, University of Michigan.

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