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Location: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI

Description:  Research Assistant

Qualifications/expectations:  Study the interaction between lung diseases and sleep disordered breathing.  Specific areas of interest include cardio-pulmonary effects of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and modulation of treatment responses to current anti-fibrotic medications. Research expertise in sleep, respiratory and cardiovascular physiology is mandatory.

Job Duties: Lab Technologist: Prepare study volunteers for the complex nighttime breathing control and cardiovascular monitoring sleep studies; analyze polysomnographic recordings for sleep stage and breathing events using specialized software; equipment testing, maintenance and trouble-shooting and designing test protocols as needed; assisting the PI with statistical data analysis, grant writing, manuscript preparations and presentation of data at scientific conferences; Administrative and research regulatory duties, as needed.

Contact information: Judy Aughey,


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