Job ID: 117800

Dynamics underlying the regulation of REM sleep

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 December 2024

City: Philadelphia

Country: United States

Institution: University of Pennsylvania



A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Franz Weber in the Department of Neuroscience and Chronobiology Program at the University of Pennsylvania. We aim to understand the neural and homeostatic mechanisms underlying the control of REM sleep. A current focus in the lab is to uncover the network dynamics in cortical and subcortical areas governing the temporal regulation of REM sleep. To address these questions, we apply a multi-disciplinary approach integrating a variety of techniques available in the mouse model, including in vivo high-density electrophysiology, optogenetics, quantitative modeling, and calcium imaging.

We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals with strong expertise in systems neuroscience, data analysis, or in vivo electrophysiology. Applicants should have a PhD in life sciences.

Our lab is part of the Chronobiology Program at Penn. With its strong focus on sleep research arising from the Chronobiology and Sleep Institute, Penn offers a vivid environment for the inter-disciplinary study of sleep in health and disease.

Interested applicants should email a statement of research interests and a CV including contact information for three referees to more information or informal inquiries, please get in touch!