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[AUDITORY] Job Announcement: Research Scientist at the Starkey Hearing Research Center in Berkeley, CA

Dear list,

I would like to announce an opening at the Starkey Hearing Research Center in Berkeley, CA for a research scientist with expertise in cognitive neuroscience.

See below for details of the position. If interested, follow the instructions on how to apply online. You can also contact me directly.


Sridhar Kalluri

Starkey Hearing Technologies, an equal opportunity employer and a recognized world leader in providing the highest quality custom hearing solutions, has an exciting opportunity for a full-time research scientist at the Starkey Hearing Research Center in Berkeley, CA. The center is part of Starkey’s Research division, which consists of world-class clinicians, engineers and scientists who are working together to create innovative solutions for improving listening experiences and hearing care.
The Starkey Hearing Research Center is currently seeking a Research Scientist in auditory neuroscience to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to rapidly test scientific ideas and efficiently translate them into new listening solutions that touch the lives of millions around the world. Researchers at the Center create and apply insights in psychoacoustics, cognition, speech communication, and computational modeling, combined with modern insights in acoustics, audiology, and signal processing to develop new audio processing algorithms, new diagnostic-based fitting procedures, and new patient-benefit validation approaches. The position is responsible for conducting auditory cognitive neuroscience research on listeners with hearing impairment that leads to innovative solutions for enhanced listening for Starkey’s product pipeline. The position will report to the Director of the Starkey Hearing Research Center.
The Center’s location in Berkeley next to the world-class University of California as well as its proximity to the vibrant innovation culture of San Francisco and Silicon Valley makes for an intellectually stimulating environment to work in.
The ideal candidate will possess:
·     Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience or related scientific fields such as hearing science, perceptual psychology, and electrical or biomedical engineering, with research expertise in human neuro-measurement for the study of cognition and/or brain-computer interfaces;
·     Required extensive experience with EEG or other human neuro-measurement methods and their application to the scientific study of perception and cognition
·     Desirable: Experience with research in brain-computer interfaces
·     Desirable: Experience with modern quantitative methods of analyzing brain signals, including neural decoding and MATLAB or other programming for conducting such analyses
·     Desirable: Experience with the study of impaired and normal hearing, and speech perception
·     Pluses: Skills in the use of audiological and psychoacoustic instrumentation, experience with designing a variety of different protocols for auditory perception experiments
·     Statistical analysis capabilities
·     Good written and verbal communication skills
·      Ability to thrive in an environment requiring rapid testing of ideas and fast innovation
·      Ability to contribute effectively in multidisciplinary research and development teams
·     Strong leadership characteristics
·     Exceptional ability for innovation and creativity
·     Design and conduct auditory cognitive and perceptual neuroscience research that will lead to innovations in the hearing care industry;
·     Analyze and interpret experimental results within the context of scientific discovery;
·     Manage experiment documentation and procedures, including writing experiment protocols and scientific reports on outcomes of research;
·     Publish research in scientific journals and present results at conferences;
·     Support corporate intellectual property strategy by monitoring patent literature in relevant areas of expertise, creating and filing patentable inventions, and participating in and contributing ideas to department and company-wide innovation initiatives;
·     Help nurture collaborative relationships with external researchers by managing, consulting, and/or participating in all phases of collaborative studies;
·     Promote and support research internally and externally;
·     Provide research expertise and support to other departments within the company.
Compensation and benefits
Compensation will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate and includes: a 401K plan, Profit Sharing, comprehensive health care plan, and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. In addition an aggressive 80% tuition reimbursement program is available to all Starkey employees.
Interested candidates should apply through Starkey’s job postings site (direct link https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=15561&company=starkey&username=) or e-mail both a cover letter and resume to:
Lisa Curtis
Talent Management Business Partner