The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will be housed in the world class research environments of the Human Brain Research Laboratory and the Cochlear Implant Research Center. The successful candidate will work on projects that focus on central auditory function as it relates to auditory cognition and hearing impairment. The Human Brain Research Laboratory within the Department of Neurosurgery provides a unique opportunity to conduct research with epilepsy patients during chronic electrocorticography. In the Cochlear Implant Research Center, the candidate will work on a subproject of our NIDCD P50 grant aimed at studying the central auditory function (e.g., auditory object formation and speech-in-noise understanding) of hearing impaired listeners and longitudinal changes in cortical networks induced by hearing intervention. The project leaders are Drs. Tim Griffiths (Newcastle University) and Bob McMurray (University of Iowa). Dr. Phillip Gander will provide on-site training and supervision at the University of Iowa.
This position will provide a unique opportunity to collect electrocorticography (ECoG) data directly from the human brain and high quality positron emission tomography (PET) data from a large cohort of hearing impaired listeners. He or she may also be involved in a number of projects using source localized EEG and behavioral measures. The candidate will be involved in all stages of designing and conducting experiments, analyzing data, and preparing reports, and will be encouraged to disseminate the results in high quality publications and at conferences.
Candidates must have completed a PhD in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, audiology, psychology, cognitive science, or a related field by the start date. Ideal candidates will have strong research interests in human neuroscience and translational hearing science. Experience with signal processing of neuroimaging data is desired, and previous experience with hearing impaired populations is preferred but not required. Demonstrated skills of subject/patient interaction, project management, and independent work are advantageous.
Salary will be commensurate with research experience and based on the NIH guidelines for postdoctoral trainees and fellows. Please use the following link to apply:
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