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Postdoctoral positions, cognitive neuroscience of hearing and communication

Post-doctoral Positions

Brain and Mind Institute/School of Communication Sciences and Disorders/National Centre for Audiology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Keywords: auditory cognitive neuroscience, cognitive hearing science, neurobiology of language.

Postdoctoral positions are available to study the cognitive neuroscience of hearing and communication with Ingrid Johnsrude, at the University of Western Ontario.

Successful applicants will use behavioural methods and/or fMRI and/or electrophysiological methods in young and/or older listeners to study how sound, particularly (but not exclusively) speech, is processed by the brain, and how processing is influenced by attention and prior knowledge. Specific projects depend largely upon the interests of the successful applicants.

Positions require a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g., psychology, hearing science, neuroscience, physiology, engineering, computer science, etc); excellent quantitative and computer skills, and effective oral and written communication skills.

Positions are in the Brain and Mind Institute at Western, which is a vibrant group including 27 PIs, 15 research associates, and 32 postdoctoral fellows. It is one of North America’s foremost cognitive neuroscience groups, with both 3T and 7T MRI systems, TMS, and cutting-edge facilities for other types of psychophysical, electrophysiological and cognitive assessment. Depending on applicant interest and project requirements, close collaboration with researchers in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and/or in the National Centre for Audiology, would be possible.

Positions are available from Sept 2014 (or after), with funding from the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Western University. Salary is competitive and will depend upon qualifications and experience.  A range of benefits is available depending on length of appointment.

To apply, please send the following materials to Ingrid Johnsrude: ijohnsru@xxxxxx or ingrid.johnsrude@xxxxxxxxxx

1) A detailed curriculum vitae;

2) PDFs or hard copies of any publications that are not readily available on-line;

3) Two letters of reference, including one from the PhD advisor.

Deadline for applications is June 20, 2014, or until positions are filled. Please write to Ingrid if you would like more information.

Ingrid Johnsrude, PhD
University of Western Ontario
Department of Psychology and 
School of Communication 
Sciences & Disorders
London Ontario Canada N6A 3K7