The Owen Lab

Joining the Lab

Post Doctoral Opportunity (Sleep Lab)

The Owen Lab is looking for a postdoctoral scholar with experience in sleep and cognition research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a research program that will further examine the relationships between sleep and cognitive performances in various populations, using a multimodal approach (e.g., EEG, fMRI, TMS). The scholar will have access to the Sleep Laboratory at the Brain and Mind Institute, which includes 3 bedrooms equipped with polysomnography and high-density EEG systems, actigraphy devices, and cognitive testing resources, and will work in close collaboration with the BrainsCAN Sleep Laboratory Manager.  The successful candidate will have access to the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM) at Western’s Robarts Research Institute, which houses Canada’s only collection of high-field (3T human) and ultra-high field (7T human and 9.4T animal) MR systems.

Candidates with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology or related disciplines and a record of productive research are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have advanced statistical and computer programming expertise and experience in one or more of the following topics: acquisition and analysis of MRI and/or DTI/DWI; acquisition and analysis of EEG data; neuropsychological assessments; running constant routine experimental protocols (including recruitment, planning, data management and supervision).

Please send applications (including CV, cover letter and a sample of writing) to Dawn Pavich at

Graduate Student Opportunities

Dr. Owen accepts students from four of Western's premier graduate programs: Psychology, Neuroscience, Anatomy & Cell Biology and Physiology & Pharmacology. If you are considering graduate study with Dr. Owen for Fall 2017, please apply to one of these programs.  In the meantime, you may also send your CV, a copy of your transcript and a sample of your writing to Ms. Dawn Pavich at  Please indicate your intentions in your email when attaching the necessary documents.  Keep in mind, this is a highly competitive position, you will only be contacted if we want to meet with you to discuss a possible position.  

Volunteer Positions

If you are interested in volunteer positions, please send your CV, a copy of your transcript and a sample of your writing to Ms. Dawn Pavich at, she can keep your information on file in the event that a position becomes open.