Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Eriksholm Research Centre, Oticon A/S – Physiological measures of cognitive processing
The Eriksholm Research Centre, situated in Snekkersten, Denmark, is seeking to fill a vacant position of a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Eriksholm Research Centre is part of Oticon
A/S, and situated in Snekkersten, Denmark.
Learn more about Eriksholm Research Centre:
The position is supported by a grant from the Oticon Foundation. This full-time position (37 hours/week) is available from 01.09.2014, initially for 9 months, with a possibility for extension dependent on funding being secured. Salary will be according to qualifications
and experience. The main part of the research work will be carried out at the Eriksholm Research Centre, Denmark.
About the position
We are seeking a Post Doc researcher with a fairly recent PhD, who has a broad scientific competence and an interest in applied research. Two areas of interest for the position
are pupillometry and EEG measures in relation to hearing impairment and hearing aids.
Physiological measures of cognitive processing in users of rehabilitative technology have the potential to reveal the user’s cognitive load, or to be used for device control. During the first nine months of this appointment, the Research Fellow will establish
and validate new laboratory facilities for pupillometry, and complete a clinical study on “Pupillometry for advanced hearing aid algorithms” in collaboration with the clinical group at Eriksholm. Following this, and given that funding is secured, the
Post Doc will then be directed towards “EarEEG for assessing cognitive processing”.
Pupillometry is a method to quantify cognitive processing load. In general, a larger task-evoked pupil response reflects higher cognitive load. Literature suggests that people
with hearing impairment show more cognitive load during
speech processing. This project is envisaged to investigate whether certain types of signal processing will reduce cognitive load.
Recent studies have shown that the Electroencephalogram (EEG) can be used as a brain-computer interface (BCI) in several applications. EarEEG is a new possibility to record EEG
signals from the ear canal. This project aims at maturing EarEEG BCI methods towards specified tasks.
The objectives for both projects are to build up these new research fields at Eriksholm and to evaluate and develop hearing aid technology in relation to physiological measures.
Both projects include studies on normal-hearing and hearing-impaired subjects taken from the patient pool at the Eriksholm Clinic.
We are seeking candidates with a PhD degree (or equivalent research experience) in auditory neuroscience, experimental psychology and audiology, cognitive science, physics, electrical
engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related discipline, who have an excellent research and publication record. A strong interest in interdisciplinary and application-oriented work, familiarity with subjective listening experiments, as well as good English
language skills is required. Matlab and software expertise is necessary. Apart from initiating cutting-edge research leading to journal publications, the experienced researcher is expected to be a part of the research group at Eriksholm and Oticon.
Want to join the Eriksholm Research Centre?
If this opportunity appeals to you, then submit your application as soon as possible and no later than 1st August. Please be aware that we are holding interviews on a continuous
basis, so do not hesitate submitting your application. Please include the following documents: Letter of motivation; CV; a list publications; copies of University diplomas and transcripts; 2 -3 references (if possible).
If you would like to know more about the position, you are welcome to contact Thomas Lunner, Senior Scientist on the following e-mail: tlu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Phone: +45
Please apply through our e-recruitment system by visiting our career site:
Eriksholm pursues audiological discoveries with the potential to significantly enhance end-user benefits in future hearing care. We work in close collaboration
with academic research institutions, clinicians and end-users, and being part of Oticon ensures that our scientific insights are applied in solutions that empower people with hearing loss.
Senior Scientist, Professor (adj.), PhD
Eriksholm Research Centre Linnaeus Centre HEAD
Rørtangvej 20 The
Swedish Institute for Disability Research
3070 Snekkersten Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning
Denmark Linköping University
Direct: +45 4829 8918
581 83 Linköping
Mobil: +46 7093 81298 Sweden
Email: tlu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Email: thomas.lunner@xxxxxx
Eriksholm pursues audiological
discoveries with the potential to
significantly enhance end-user
benefits in future hearing care.
We work in close collaboration
with academic research institutions,
clinicians and end-users, and being
part of Oticon ensures that our scien-
tific insights are applied in solutions
that empower people with hearing loss.