Postdoctoral Research Fellow to study the Electrophysiology of Speech Perception (2 year contract in the first instance with a possible further 2 years)

Applications are invited for the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on an SFI-funded project aimed at investigating how the human brain encodes natural speech and how that encoding is affected by attention and visual input. The goal is to characterize new methods that have been recently developed to assess the neural processing of natural speech using EEG (e.g., O’Sullivan et al., 2014; Di Liberto et al., 2015; Crosse et al., 2016).

The research fellow will work as part of a multidisciplinary team including PIs, postdoctoral researchers and PhD/MSc students in both Engineering and Neuroscience through the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering and the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. It is hoped that there will also be opportunities to explore clinical applications of the work through the Clinical Research Facility at St James’ Hospital. It is further hoped that there will be opportunities to engage with industry partners in both Ireland and the USA. Furthermore, there will be opportunities to engage with a partner research team at the University of Rochester, New York, USA.

Candidates should have a PhD in either: a) Psychology, Neuroscience or a related discipline with a willingness to learn how to use MATLAB to carry out signal processing of EEG, or b) Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline with a keen interest in neuroscience.

Informal inquiries may be made to Dr Edmund Lalor at edlalor@tcd.ie. To apply for either position, please submit a CV, short cover letter and contact information for two referees to Dr Edmund Lalor at edlalor@tcd.ie.

Edmund Lalor

Assistant Professor,
School of Engineering,
Trinity Centre for Bioengineering and
Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience
Printing House,
Trinity College Dublin,
College Green,
Dublin 2

Phone: +353-1-8961743
Email: edlalor@tcd.ie
Web: http://www.lalorlab.net/ed
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/edmundlalor

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