Oct 09, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher in perception, aging and cognition

  • Northwestern University
  • Evanston, IL, USA
Full time Auditory Aging Cognitive Lifespan Perception Postdoctoral Research

Job Description

Postdoctoral position in auditory perception/aging/cognition at Northwestern University


A full-time postdoctoral position is available in the Hearing Aid Laboratory (https://halab.northwestern.edu) at Northwestern University to work with Dr. Pamela Souza and her collaborators on topics related to auditory perception, aging and cognition. Our translational research interests encompass cognitive and auditory testing as well as auditory treatment (hearing aids and auditory training) in adults with hearing impairment.  Three grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIDCD) support current projects which encompass variability in speech understanding and listening effort, and how changes in hearing and cognition with age contribute to that variability.  Following our group's interest in the effects of cognitive ability on communication, a new, NIH-funded project focuses on communication between adults with Alzheimer's dementia and their communication partners.  We welcome applications from PhD candidates in fields related to auditory or cognitive science (psychology, linguistics, gerontology). The candidate will participate in all phases of research including experimental design, participant recruitment, data collection and analysis, grant administration, and dissemination of results at scientific conferences and in research publications. Mentorship in grant writing will be available for candidates who wish to seek independent funding.  Salary is commensurate with NIH and University post-doctoral stipend levels. 

The position is housed within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Evanston, IL.  The Department has a strong translational hearing research program including excellent research laboratories, virtual sound room to simulate realistic environments, the Northwestern University Center for Audiology, Speech, Language and Learning, and the Knowles Hearing Center. 


Please send applications or inquiries electronically to p-souza@northwestern.edu.  Applications should include a cover letter stating research interests and career goals, a current CV or biosketch, and contact information for two references.  Application review begins in fall 2019 and continues until the position is filled.  Starting date is negotiable.  Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Northwestern University


Communication Sciences and Disorders

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