Project „Preventing cognitive decline using portable, non-invasive sleep enhancement“
Universitätsklinik für Alterspsychiatrie und Psychotherapie Start of employment: June 2023
Our group investigates the vicious cycle between deteriorating sleep quality and cognitive decline in old age. We focus on the relationship between healthy sleep, memory functions and clearance of metabolic waste products like amyloid beta. By employing non-invasive techniques to enhance sleep, we try to break this vicious cycle. In this project, we employ portable devices to measure and acoustically stimulate sleep in older volunteers with subjective cognitive decline or mild cognitive impairment across multiple weeks in the comfort of their home. We measure cognitive abilities using engaging tablet-based “serious games” and metabolic waste products using blood samples.
The successful candidate will work on a large longitudinal project measuring sleep and cognitive functions in older adults with subjective cognitive decline or mild cognitive impairment. Responsibilities include:
Interested? Please send
a single pdf file
with CV including contact details of at least two references, statement describing motivation and personal qualifications, bachelor's and master's level grades and master's thesis to [email protected]