POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS: BRAIN-BASED DIAGNOSIS OF HEARING DYSFUNCTION
The Miller Lab at the UC Davis Center for Mind & Brain invites applications for two postdoc positions on a multi-year, translational project bridging auditory cognitive neuroscience and hearing loss. The research addresses speech perception in dynamic, cluttered scenes using a novel EEG-based approach that characterizes listening across multiple auditory, linguistic, and cognitive levels of processing. By studying a large, age-diverse cohort of Veterans in the lab and the clinic, the research has great potential to inform both the basic neuroscience and the practical treatment of common noise- and age-related hearing dysfunctions.
Necessary background and skills include:
* substantial EEG experience
* strong programming skills in Matlab (e.g. EEGLAB, Fieldtrip)
* general aptitude with time series analyses
* good quantitative skills including statistics
* strong scientific writing, and a record of first-authored publications
* enthusiasm and ability to work closely on an interdisciplinary team
Desirable skills include:
* an understanding of speech perception and attention in a quasi-naturalistic setting
* experience with pupillometry
* experience with machine learning / classification
* some familiarity with clinical audiology
The UC Davis Center for Mind & Brain is a premier research institute with a lively and supportive community of appx. 200 students, staff, and faculty. It provides outstanding opportunities for training and collaboration among world experts in language, attention, and EEG methods.
Salary is consonant with postdoctoral experience and substantially exceeds the NIH scale, as per UC Davis policy.
Position will remain open until filled, but to ensure consideration please apply by APRIL 1, 2021. Application materials should include a brief cover letter, CV, and contact details for at least two referees. These should be sent as a single PDF file to Prof. Lee M. Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.