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Research Fellow job at The University of Manchester

Research Fellow in Audiology/Hearing Science 


Closing date : 14/04/2016
Reference : M&HS-07909
Faculty / Organisational unit : Medical & Human Sciences 
School / Directorate : School of Psychological Sciences 
Division : Communication & Deafness 
Employment type : Fixed Term
Duration : from 01/05/2016 until 30/06/2018
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Salary : £38,896 per annum
Hours per week : 1.0 FTE

A Research Fellow position is available to work with Dr Karolina Kluk at the University of Manchester, in collaboration with Dr Steven Bell, Professor David Simpson, Dr Tobias Reichenbach, Dr Ben Lineton , Dr Patric Naylor and Dr James Harte. This is an exciting opportunity to work on an EPSRC funded project joint between the Universities of Manchester, Southampton and Imperial College London. The project aims to optimise hearing aid devices for individuals based on the analysis of neurophysiological responses to complex auditory stimuli and especially speech. The project objectives are: 1) Propose, assess, and recommend stimuli to use in assessing hearing performance and access to speech; 2) Propose, assess, and recommend signal processing and analysis methods to extract information on access to speech from Electroencephalogram (EEG) signals, using a minimum number of channels necessary; 3) Assess if responses in the EEG to real-world stimuli are sufficiently sensitive and robust (within a reasonable time-duration of tests) to provide the foundation for the development of clinical procedures; 4) Propose, assess, and recommend algorithms to optimize hearing aid fitting based on parameters extracted from EEG stimulus responses; 5) Assess the feasibility of using this approach in infants and other patient groups.

You will be a highly motivated and independent researcher with experience in programming of experiments and analysis of results. With a numerate first degree (or equivalent) covering neuroscience, physical sciences or engineering, you will also have, or expect to obtain, a PhD (or equivalent) in audiology, psycho-acoustics or acoustics. You will also have excellent statistical analysis and academic writing abilities.

The School of Psychological Sciences is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Silver Award in 2015 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit http://www.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena/.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Karolina Kluk

Email: karolina.kluk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tel: 0161 275 3371

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tel: 01565 818 234

with best wishes,

Karolina Kluk-de Kort, PhD | Senior Lecturer in Audiology | Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD) | School of Health I B2.7 Ellen Wilkinson Building I University of Manchester I Manchester   M13 9PL | Tel: +44 161 275 3371 | http://www.psych-sci.manchester.ac.uk/staff/KarolinaKluk

Athena SWAN lead for School of Psychological Sciences (Silver Award) https://uomequalityanddiversity.wordpress.com

To participate in HEARING RESEARCH, please join our volunteer database at: http://www.psych-sci.manchester.ac.uk/audiologyvolunteers/