Essential Functions: An NIH and VA Merit funded laboratory at Wayne State University is seeking Research Associates for two funded proposals. The first proposal is designed to investigate the impact of genetically or spinal cord injury induced reductions in central nervous system serotonin on mechanisms that influence breathing stability and cardiovascular/autonomic function during sleep in mice. Research Associates with expertise in telemetry implantation, plethysmography, echocardiography, dissection, sectioning and immunohistochemistry are preferred.The second proposal is designed to explore if repeated daily exposure to mild intermittent hypoxia enhances the impact of continuous positive airway pressure on co-morbidities linked to sleep apnea in humans with intact or injured spinal cords. Research Associates with experience in non-invasive measures of respiratory, cardiovascular and autonomic function during wakefulness and sleep are preferred.
Qualifications: Qualifications for proposal one:1.M.Sc. with experience in respiratory physiology and neuroscience preferred.2.Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.3.Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.4.Task orientated individual interested in performing in vivo experiments in an animal research laboratory.Qualifications for proposal two:1.M.Sc. with experience in human sleep and respiratory physiology preferred.2.Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.3.Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.4.Task orientated individual interested in performing experiments in a human research laboratory.
Internal Number: 76_206065
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.