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Biomedical Signal Processing

The Sleeping Brain Lab, Johns Hopkins University

Postdoctoral research fellow

Our laboratory is seeking candidates for the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

Can the brain perceive noises while asleep without waking up? Does sleep boost memory? What are the cognitive consequences of sleep deprivation? How can we help people sleep better in noisy settings, like a hospital? These are among the questions addressed by our research lab.

The main focus of this work is to examine the interface of human sleep and cognition, with a particular emphasis on acoustic perception as a vehicle for disrupting or boosting sleep. We use human electroencephalography (EEG) and other measures during sleep (e.g., heart rhythms) to examine the influence of sounds on sleep physiology, both in health and human disease.

Most of the research takes place in our newly constructed Sound Sleep Studio, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.


-Experience in a quantitative discipline such as engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, psychology, biostats, physics or neuroscience.

-Preference will be given to those with experience or skills relevant for signal processing of time-series data. 

-Experience with MATLAB or other high-level programming language.

The candidate does not necessarily need knowledge of sleep physiology, but simply a willingness to apply their skills and intellectual creativity to the topic of human sleep and cognition.

Anticipated start time is flexible.

How to find out more information, and how to apply:

For more information about our lab, see our website:

For further questions, please contact lab director:

        Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen, MMSc, MD 

        jme {at}

To apply, email CV, brief cover letter, and list of 2-3 references to lab director:

        Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen, MMSc, MD 

        jme {at}