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Current Ear Institute Job Vacancies

The UCL Ear Institute provides state-of-the-art research facilities across a wide range of disciplines including the study of the auditory system function and associated technologies, the molecular and cellular basis of hearing and the genetics of hearing and deafness. If you wish to join the Ear Institute, the following positions are currently available:

PhD Studentship - Functional imaging of the listening brain - Ref: 1420435

Stipend: £15,980
Duration of studentship: 3 years
Supervisors:

A 3 year PhD studentship jointly funded by NTT and a UCL Impact Award is available at the UCL Ear Institute (Faculty of Brain Sciences) under the supervision of Dr Maria Chait (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ear/research/chaitlab/).

Studentship Description

The project will use psychophysics, eye tracking, autonomic response measures and EEG/MEG + fMRI functional brain imaging to investigate how the human brain processes and represents sounds.

The UCL Ear Institute provides state-of-the-art research facilities across a wide range of disciplines and is one of the foremost centres for hearing, speech and language-related research within Europe.

Person Specification

Applicants should have a UK/EU nationality and a 1St class, or upper 2nd degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Psychology, Neuroscience, Engineering). A relevant MSc degree is an advantage. The PhD work would require good programming skills (e.g. in Matlab). Previous experience with auditory research, functional brain imaging, signal processing and/or acoustics is desirable.

Eligibility

Due to funding restrictions the post is only open to UK/EU citizens.

How to apply

  • Informal enquiries and formal applications should be directed to m.chait@ucl.ac.uk.
  • Formal applications should include a CV (including a list of referees) and a covering letter outlining the motivation, interest and suitability for the project.
  • Early applications are advisable.

Closing date for applications is 7 July 2014

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