Opportunities

1. Two Postdoctoral Research Positions on the Electrophysiology of Speech

Two postdoctoral research positions are available (1 in Rochester, 1 in Dublin, split time may be possible). These positions are to work on projects investigating how the human brain encodes natural speech and how that encoding is affected by attention and – especially – by visual input. The goal is to characterize the sensitivity of 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 researchers will work as part of a multidisciplinary team including PIs, postdoctoral researchers and PhD/MSc students in both Engineering and Neuroscience through the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience and the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester and through the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering and the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin.

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.

Having strong computational modeling skills is a decided advantage.


2. Laboratory Technician – EEG Lab manager.

Technical support is required for research on human sensory processing in the Lalor Lab at the University of Rochester. The technician will be expected to assist with performing EEG experiments involving human subjects. This will include scheduling of human subjects for experiment participation, EEG data collection, running psychophysics experiments, basic programming of experimental tasks, data curation, ordering of lab supplies and assistance with administration of the lab and its experimental protocols. More information can be found – and applications can be made via job number 206587: here


3. Virtual Reality Software Programmer.

A position is available for a software developer to help in creating audio-visual virtual reality scenarios for cognitive neuroscience experiments in the Lalor Lab at the University of Rochester. The ideal candidate will have experience programming within the Oculus Rift environment including extensive experience with C++ and Unity and/or the Unreal Engine. More information can be found – and applications can be made via job number 206866: here


Informal inquiries may be made to Dr Edmund Lalor at edmund_lalor@urmc.rochester.edu.
To apply for a postdoctoral research position, please submit a CV, short cover letter and contact information for two referees to Dr Edmund Lalor at edmund_lalor@urmc.rochester.edu.

Contact Us

Edmund Lalor
Assistant Professor,
School of Engineering,
Trinity Centre for Bioengineering and
Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience
154-160 Pearse Street,
Trinity College Dublin,
College Green,
Dublin 2, Ireland

Email: edlalor@tcd.ie
Web: http://www.lalorlab.net/ed
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/edmundlalor
Edmund Lalor
Associate Professor,
Department of Biomedical Engineering and,
Department of Neuroscience,
University of Rochester,
201 Robert B. Goergen Hall,
P.O. Box 270168,
Rochester, NY 14627, USA

Phone: +1-585-275-3077
Email: Edmund_Lalor@urmc.rochester.edu
Web: http://www.lalorlab.net/ed
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/edmundlalor