Great news, lazy people – there’s a job that will pay big bucks for you to lie around in bed for two months.
The German Aerospace Centre is looking for people to take part in a sleep study on how the body responds to weightlessness.
All participants need to do is spend 60 days lying down – that’s it. It will be happening in the German city of Cologne, where the aerospace centre is based, between September and December this year.
The centre is carrying out the research on behalf of NASA and the European Space Agency.
It said weightlessness, which can be simulated through bed rest, could affect muscles and bones through reduced stress and also shift body fluids towards the head.
The centre will use the research to find ways to counteract the negative impact of weightlessness on astronauts.
For two months, the participants will live in a single room but split into two groups.
One group will be rotated in a centrifuge, like an artificial gravity chamber, while the other group won’t move, ABC News reported.
Scientists, medical professionals, physiotherapists and a nutritionist will be on hand to make sure participants are OK.
To participate, you need to be aged between 24 and 55 and a non-smoker. You need to be between 152cm and 190cm tall and have a BMI of between 19 and 30.
The centre is looking to recruit men and women.
There’s a bit of a process involved in taking part, including a questionnaire, a follow-up event, and a mental and physical fitness assessment.
But for your efforts, you’ll get some sweet rewards, including an expense allowance of 16,500 euros, which is about $A26,156.
If this sounds like the job for you, hit up the Germany Aerospace Centre website.
But just be aware, you’ll need to translate the page from German to English.