Pre-Doctoral, Sleep Medicine and Neurobiology

At this time, we have an opening for one pre-doctoral student in this NIH-sponsored Sleep Medicine, Epidemiology and Neurobiology Institutional Training Grant. Earliest start date is May 1, 2017. Appointments are for one year with a yearly merit renewal for 2-3 years for pre-doctoral trainees. This NIH-sponsored training opportunity is offered at Case Western Reserve University, and coordinated through the Center for Sleep Disorders Research.

Positions are open to US citizens or those with permanent resident status. The research area is broad, encompassing the basic and applied clinical sciences for disorders of sleep and circadian rhythm. This interdisciplinary training will provide experience and knowledge in sleep medicine and science, which in turn interfaces with almost all organ systems and the brain.  

Pre-doctoral candidates (preferably when starting their PhD work) must align themselves with a degree granting department and a mentor in that department who will support, to some extent, the additional funds not provided by the NIH which may be needed for tuition and stipend. These arrangements are not the responsibility of the trainee.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate independence, initiative, and creativity, and a strong research interest. The successful candidate must have strong analytical, oral and written communication skills and should be motivated to apply for external funding support at a national level. Prior research experience is neither required nor desired.

Interested candidates or faculty with eligible trainees can send inquiries containing a brief cover letter, a resume or CV and contact information for three references to Kingman Strohl MD (

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