Jun 03, 2019
A postdoctoral position is available to investigate binaural spectral integration: how sounds are fused and integrated spectrally between the ears. Experiments examine how binaural pitch fusion relates to peripheral resolution and auditory object analysis (streaming and segregation), and how abnormal binaural fusion affects speech perception, especially in noisy environments. We study both normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners with hearing aids and/or cochlear implants. Techniques include psychophysical experimentation, programming of the cochlear implant interface, objective measurements including recording from the cochlear implant, and computational modeling of speech fusion. Strong programming skills in MATLAB and C++ and experience with signal processing and computational modeling are preferred. This position is supported for up to 3 years by an NIDCD/NIH R01 grant. Teaching and grant writing are encouraged as part of training. We are part of one of the major auditory research centers in the U.S., with over 15 laboratories at the Oregon Hearing Research Center (OHRC) and the Portland VA National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR). Research spans the basic sciences to human behavior, and cochlea to auditory cortex. This is a rich environment for academic interaction and collaboration. Qualified applicants will have: - a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience, Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, or related fields - strong foundation in auditory neuroscience - strong oral and written English communication skills - experience with psychophysical experiments and working with human subjects - experience with computational modeling, signal processing, and programming in C++ and MATLAB.
Oregon Health and Science University Portland, Oregon, USA Postdoc