Chait Lab




Delighted to announce a new 20 month research associate (Post Doc) position (Ref #: 1631454) in the laboratory of Dr Maria Chait (UCL Ear Institute) to work on an EC-funded project that will use psychophysics, eye tracking and EEG to investigate auditory attention in humans. This research program is part of an international project (“Cognitive Control of a Hearing Aid”) which includes partners in ENS France, DTU Denmark, UZH Switzerland and the hearing-aid manufacturer Oticon.

The project will involve collection and analysis of behavioural, eye tracking and EEG data, development of MATLAB software for running and analysing the experiments, as well as the preparation of research findings for presentations and publications. The post holder will also be expected to help supervise students working on the project.

The UCL Ear Institute is a leading centre for hearing research in Europe, situated within one of the strongest neuroscience communities in the world at University College London. Neuroscience at UCL is ranked first in Europe and second in the world according to Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators. UCL is a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment that provides excellent opportunities for training and career development.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant will have a PhD in neuroscience or a neuroscience-related or quantitative discipline (e.g. biomedicine, engineering, physics) and proven ability to conduct high-quality original research and prepare results for publication. Essential skills include excellent time-management and organizational ability; proficiency in computer programming (e.g., Matlab, Python, C++); and good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. The ideal applicant will be highly self-motivated; able to problem-solve and trouble-shoot technical difficulties; attentive to detail and meticulous about record-keeping; able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team; and committed to the highest ethical and professional standards in research. Previous experience with functional brain imaging, neural data analysis, psychophysical assessment, and/or auditory science or acoustics would be desirable.

Further Details

You should apply for this post (Ref #: 1631454) through UCL's online recruitment website, www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs, where you can download a job description and person specifications. Closing Date for applications is: 31 March 2017.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place in mid April. Provisional start date: June 2017.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr. Maria Chait (m.chait@ucl.ac.uk).

Other positions:

  • 01/01/2017  Post Doc Position (Ref #: 1618836):  Application period closed.
  • We offer MSc and BSC –level projects to students from a variety of Neuroscience-related programs across UCL and the University of London. Please email Maria Chait for more details.