The Bionic Ear Lab at the University of Southern California seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. Funding is available for a two-year term with a flexible start date in the Fall of 2020. Applicants should have a PhD or an AuD with significant research experience. The lab is directed by Ray Goldsworthy, PhD. Current work focuses on music appreciation in cochlear implant users. The primary method of the lab is to combine studies of electrode psychophysics with advanced signal processing. Psychophysics are complimented with objective measures of electrically evoked compound action potentials (ECAPs), electroencephalography (EEG), and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). A primary goal is to determine the limits of pitch perception in cochlear implant users including to what extent such limits are physiological or technological in nature. The University of Southern California has a strong interdisciplinary program in Hearing & Communication Neuroscience. In addition to the primary focus of the postdoctoral research, fellows will have opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research collaborations to investigate mechanisms of audition and vocal communication across departments of Otolaryngology, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Physiology & Biophysics, Neurobiology, Linguistics, Psychology, and Biomedical Engineering.
Submit an application consists of a Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Research Interests, and Contact Information for three references.
Minimum Education: PhD or equivalent doctorate within previous five years Minimum Experience: 1 year Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods
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