Research Description: Humans spend about a third of their life sleeping. Yet, our understanding of the cognitive, emotional and neurodevelopmental functions of this essential behavior and how these may be disrupted in clinical populations is still very limited. Our focus is on defining the physiological features of sleep disturbances in psychiatric disorders, investigating their relations with symptoms and cognitive deficits, and examining the neural circuitry involved in these sleep deficits. Our lab exploits multimodal neuroimaging and electrophysiology techniques to investigate these questions. The ultimate goal of our research is to identify sleep-related biomarkers that play a causal role in psychiatric disorders.
Responsibilities & Expectations:
Students in this lab will have the opportunity to assist data collection in behavioral, sleep EEG or MRI experiments, organize and maintain databases, and aid in preprocessing of data. They may receive training on EEG and MRI data acquisition, sleep scoring, RedCap, and MRI safety. This is an attractive position for those who are interested in pursuing graduate careers in neuroscience, clinical or cognitive psychology in the future. There is opportunity to conduct honor theses if the student’s research interest aligns with the goals of our lab, and they demonstrate commitment and excellence.
We seek mature, reliable, motivated, curious and diligent students who are eager to develop and hone their research skills. Any experience working with neuroimaging or clinical populations is highly desirable.
10 hours per week
Ongoing, potential to be a continuous position
How to apply
To apply, please fill out this form: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7OiaD3OO45SL1jf