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Postdoctoral research opportunity in Portland, OR


The National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research 
Portland, Oregon

NIH funding is available for a postdoctoral scientist to join the
laboratories of Dr. Michelle Molis and Dr. Curtis Billings at the National
Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR), located in the VA
Portland Health Care System and associated with Oregon Health and Science
University (OHSU).

The projects work to combine and compare behavioral and electrophysiological
measurement methods in normally-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners as a
function of age in response to complex, speech and non-speech auditory
stimuli. Based on the results of these experiments, computational and
prediction models will be developed that can account for differences in
speech intelligibility due to hearing status, age, and stimulus
characteristics, with the goal of better informing auditory rehabilitation
in the future. 

Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Linguistics,
Communication Sciences and Disorders, Neuroscience, or related fields. 
Individuals who have experience with psychophysical methods,
electrophysiology, speech processing, digital signal processing,
computational modeling, and MATLAB programming are especially encouraged to

You will work under the joint mentorship of Drs. Molis and Billings in
addition to a diverse team of co-investigators, with the support of research
audiologists and assistants. You will have to the opportunity to work in a
highly interactive, collaborative, and generative environment, while
contributing to pioneering research in the field of speech perception and
neural processing. You will cultivate or further refine your knowledge of
behavioral and electrophysiological testing, MATLAB programming, signal
processing, computational modeling, and manuscript and grant writing.
Numerous publication and presentation opportunities are available.

The NCRAR is a Dept. of Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence, and the only
such center dedicated to the discovery and delivery of cutting-edge
solutions to auditory system impairments. The NCRAR consists of a
multi-disciplinary team of investigators, biostatisticians, engineers,
audiologists and research staff. Founded in 1997, the NCRAR strives to
distinguish itself by focusing on the rehabilitation of auditory dysfunction
and translation of research findings into practice. 

Visit the NCRAR website to learn more about us and the work we do:
•	http://www.ncrar.research.va.gov/http://www.ncrar.research.va.gov/AboutUs/Staff/

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, one or more representative
publications, and three recent academic or research references. 

For more information and to submit an application please contact
michelle.molis@xxxxxx and/or curtis.billings2@xxxxxx