Albany Medical Center
July 21, 2021
Albany, NY
Job Type
Contact Person/Department
Dr. Irma Rukhadze


A postdoc position is available in the sleep disorders lab at the Albany Medical College (AMC), Albany, NY, USA

Job Description

A postdoctoral fellow position is available for NIH funded project that investigates brainstem neural mechanisms of increased age-related prevalence in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and cognitive comorbidities.

The selected candidate will use research techniques employed in our lab, retrograde and anterograde AAV tracing of neural circuitry, chemogenetics approach with DREADDs to probe neural circuitry in OSA and related disorders, electrophysiological recordings of sleep-wake behavior, animal model of OSA, neuropharmacology, and will collaborate in developing optogenetic and behavioral testing approaches in mice.

AMC offers an excellent academic environment with a growing neuroscience research profile and opportunities for collaboration with a multidisciplinary group of faculty. For more information on the laboratory, see:

Expected background

Successful candidates will have a PhD or MD/PhD in neuroscience or related discipline with research experience in sleep and/or cognitive neuroscience. Experience in mouse stereotaxic surgery, sleep recording/scoring, immunohistochemistry and mouse behavioral phenotyping is desirable. Experience in one or more research techniques used in our lab is a plus.

Expected start date

immediate but flexible; The initial appointment will be for two years, renewable annually thereafter. Salary for this position will be as per the NIH guidelines.

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. Sleep Disorders lab has a strong record of training and career support to young scientists and candidates who are motivated to develop their independent career are strongly encouraged to apply.



General information: Albany Med offers a competitive salary set by NIH levels and benefits package that includes: • Excellent benefits including health/dental/vision • Employer-funded 401K • Paid Leave; Albany Med is the premier health care system in Northeastern New York. It is the region’s only academic health sciences center, comprised of Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany Medical College, the Albany Med Physician’s Group, and affiliate hospitals Saratoga Hospital and Columbia Memorial Health. Anchored in the beautiful and historic City of Albany, New York, Albany Med offers a wide range of specialty care which provides unique opportunities to gain invaluable experience. Albany Med employs the largest group of world-class specialists and subspecialists in northeastern New York. Albany Med’s mission is to provide unparalleled adult and pediatric patient care, high-quality medical education, and biomedical research that results in medical innovations.

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