Albany Medical Center/Albany Medical College
June 16, 2021
Albany, NY
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Irma Rukhadze, PhD


Postdoctoral fellowship – in sleep and aging disorders

The Sleep Disorders Lab is looking for an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow with a background in neuroscience or physiology. Our laboratory investigates the neuronal mechanisms underlying age-related increase of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) prevalence, gender differences in OSA and how OSA contribute to age-related cognitive deficits and neurodegeneration. These research lines are well integrated and provide abundant opportunities for training and career development.  Responsibilities involve recording of upper airway muscle activity during sleep and wakefulness, neuronal tracing and/or chemogenetics, development of specialized in situ hybridization and immunohistochemical protocols, microscopy and image analyses, confocal imaging, analyses and synthesis of findings for reports and publications. The candidate will work with a research team in Sleep Disorders lab in the department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, an integral part of a large and active neuroscience community in Albany, which includes SUNY Albany, Wadsworth Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the Neural Stem Cell Institute.  For more information on the laboratory, see:

To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest including research and career goals, CV, and contact information of three references to Dr. Irma Rukhadze at [email protected]  Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Candidates with more than 5 years of post-doctoral experience may be considered for a research associate or other relevant position.


-PhD and/or MD

-Experience in fields of systems neuroscience, sleep and aging

-Excellent analytical skills, critical thinking and scientific curiosity

-Proficiency in microscopy, image analyses, in situ hybridization and/or immunohistochemistry

-Proficiency in rodent surgery is a plus

-Excellent organizational skills and dedication to teamwork and collaboration

-Excellent skills in written and spoken English

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