Seeking a Postdoctoral Associate for a recently funded project entitled: Phase Locked Auditory Stimulation During Sleep

We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to contribute to a recently funded 3-year project
examining the impact of phase-locked auditory stimulation during sleep on sleep physiology,
memory consolidation, and cognition in older adults with and without amnestic mild cognitive
impairment. The candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians with
combined expertise in cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, neurology,
neurodegenerative diseases, and geriatrics.

The candidate will work closely with study investigators, particularly Drs. Laura Batterink & Lyle
Muller, to develop analysis pipelines for all EEG sleep, cognitive and behavioral data, and to
analyze and characterize sleep architecture, sleep spindles, and slow waves, addressing our
major study hypotheses. The candidate will also analyze the interconnected relationships
between all brain and behavioral measures. In addition to contributing to the project, the
candidate will have the opportunity to investigate additional research questions within the fields
of cognitive, computational and/or clinical neuroscience. The candidate will have access to
state-of-the-art neuroscience facilities at Western, including fMRI, EEG suites and sleep labs,

As part of their role in the project, the candidate will be involved in helping manage projects,
interacting with collaborators, liaising with community and partner organizations, supervising
and mentoring research assistants, leading and improving data collection and management
activities, conducting analyses, writing/collaborating on academic journal articles, and preparing
reports and presentations for funders and knowledge users, including non-academic audiences.
The salary for this position is $65,000 per year, plus benefits. Information about benefits for
postdoctoral associates at Western University is available at:

The successful candidate will report to Dr. Laura Batterink, Department of Psychology.
This appointment will begin September 1, 2024, with an expected appointment duration of 3

Review of applications will begin June 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience, psychology or a related field. The ideal
applicant will have experience in one or more of the following: EEG and/or related neuroimaging
methods, sleep, memory, and/or aging and cognition. The ideal applicant will also have
excellent written and oral communication in English, an emerging publication record, and
excellent personal time management, project management and organizational skills.
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, a
representative publication, and names and contact details (email and telephone) of two referees
we may contact. Informal inquiries are welcome.

Please direct application and any inquiries to:
Dr. Laura Batterink
Department of Psychology
Western University

For further details on Dr. Batterink’s research, see
For further details on Dr. Muller’s research, see

About Western

Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. From fundamental to
applied discovery and other scholarly activities, its scholars advance knowledge that provides
tangible benefits for the economic, social, health and cultural development of citizens in London,
in Canada and around the world. Western Research supports scholars through collaboration,
communication, and service. Western University and its affiliate colleges received more than
$267 million in research funding over the past year.<

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to
employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women,
members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities,
persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment

Contact information

Please direct application and any inquiries to:
Dr. Laura Batterink
Department of Psychology
Western University