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Biomedical Signal Processing

The Sleeping Brain Lab, Johns Hopkins University

Research assistant

Our laboratory invites applicants for the position of Research Assistant, full-time or part-time.

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.

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.

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

Preference for experience with a quantitative discipline such as engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, psychology, biostats, physics or neuroscience. Experience with MATLAB or other high-level programming language is desirable but not required. 

This opportunity is an excellent pathway for someone planning a research career, as a pathway to graduate school. Ample opportunity exists for involvement in all aspects of research.  

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}