Job Opportunities

POSTED 10/16/19

The Department of Cognitive Studies (DEC) at Ecole Normale Supérieure is inviting applications for its graduate programs in cognitive science. Our training offer includes: a fully-funded 5-year PhD program and a fully-funded extended 3-year Masters program (which can be followed by a 3-year doctoral grant at ENS or elsewhere in France, conditioned on a mid-term evaluation). Application deadline: early December 2019 – please find more details below.

PhD Program

We offer a fully-funded 5-year PhD Program in most subfields of cognitive science (including Linguistics, Philosophy, Cognitive Social Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, Modeling). Unlike most PhD programs in Europe, and at the image of PhD programs in North-America, admission in this program does not require an MA-level degree. The PhD program combines a taught component drawing mainly from our Master in Cognitive Science with multiple lab rotations

Deadline for applications: December 10, 2019 23:59 (Central European Time)

More information on the website: https://graduateschool.dec.ens.fr

The PhD program is funded by French government grant Frontiers in Cognition.

Fully-funded extended Masters fellowships for international students

We offer paid three-year fellowships to international students interested in joining our Master in Cognitive Science, which offers interdisciplinary training in Linguistics, Philosophy, Cognitive Social Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, Modeling and Cognitive engineering (https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en). Students can then pursue a fully-funded PhD at ENS or elsewhere in France, conditioned on a mid-term evaluation.

Deadline for applications: Science track: December 15, 2019 Humanities track: November 29, 2019

For more details (including eligibility), please visit:

http://www.ens.fr/en/academics/admissions/international-selection

POSTED 11/27/18

Postdoctoral Position
Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Research Lab, Oregon Health & Science University

A postdoctoral position is available to investigate binaural spectral integration, or
how sounds are fused and integrated spectrally between the ears, in children and
adults with hearing aids, cochlear implants, or any combination of these devices
(e.g. electro-acoustic stimulation or bimodal stimulation). This position is
supported by an NIDCD/NIH R01 grant.

The Reiss laboratory is based in the Oregon Hearing Research Center (OHRC), the
Department of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health and Science University. Qualified
applicants will have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Psychology,
Communication Sciences and Disorders, or related fields. Individuals who have
experience with psychophysical experiments, computational modeling, and C++
and MATLAB programming are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, curriculum vita, copies of paper
reprints, and three letters of recommendation to Lina Reiss, Ph.D., at reiss@ohsu.edu

POSTED 10/18/18

Research Audiologist in the Clinical Research Group at Advanced Bionics

Interested recipients can apply directly through the above link or send any questions or their CV to Emily Cardenas (Emily.Cardenas@AdvancedBionics.com).

POSTED 10/18/18

Postdoctoral Research Position at Washington University in St. Louis

We are seeking a fulltime postdoctoral researcher to help with ongoing experiments in our laboratory. MDs, PhD, or AuDs are encouraged to apply. Strong postbaccalaureate candidates would also be considered. This position is available January 1, 2019, but we can certainly accommodate an early start date. Our research addresses questions on the cellular and spatial origin of objective measurements from the ear. Objective measurements are routinely used to study cochlear physiology and identify hearing loss, but their origins remain uncertain. Understanding their origins will improve their usefulness in basic and clinical applications.
Several of our current studies use a variety of cochlear manipulations to determine the origin of reflection-source otoacoustic emissions components with various latencies. One of our technical innovations allows sequential drug delivery to finely spaced cochlear regions using slow drug injection into the cochlear apex. This technique overcomes concentration losses associated with the classical use of passive round window drug delivery. Another study addresses a long-standing question of high scientific and clinical interest that still does not have an answer: What is the origin of low-frequency hearing loss in ears with permanent endolymphatic hydrops? An innovation associated with this study overcomes a long-standing obstacle in obtaining gross neural measurements at frequencies below 1 kHz, the region affected by hydrops, by using our recently developed measurement technique: the “Auditory Nerve Overlapped Waveform” (ANOW). Studies initiated by you would be highly encouraged.
Our experiments use animal models. We will provide the necessary training for surgical techniques. Your primary role will be to make measurements using a customized data acquisition rig, complete preliminarily analyses, and to participate in writing manuscripts.
The department of Otolaryngology Washington University in St. Louis has a long history of making contributions to the field of hearing and vestibular science. At present, we have over 20 active researchers. We have an exciting atmosphere to do research that provides a good sense of community. This position is in the Lichtenhan Laboratory: http://LichtenhanLab.wustl.edu. Collaborating investigators for our ongoing projects, who you would have the opportunity to learn from, are John J. Guinan Jr. PhD (cochlear mechanics), Alec N. Salt PhD (pharmacokinetics of inner-ear drug delivery), Shawn S. Goodman PhD (acoustics and signal processing), Keiko Hirose MD (cochlear inflammation and innate immunity), Mark A. Rutherford PhD (synaptic structure and function), and Craig A. Buchman MD FACS (electrocochleography during human ear surgeries).
Please send inquires and CVs to Jeffery T. Lichtenhan, PhD: jlichtenhan@wustl.edu

POSTED 6/29/18:
Apple’s Audio Technology team is looking for an Acoustics & Neuroscience intern! The internship is located at headquarters in Cupertino, CA and is a paid internship with benefits. The window to start and end the internship is between September, 2018 and September, 2019 with a minimum work term of three months. Preference is for six to nine months, though.

Please email your resume to jcronshagen@apple.com and apply to the position on Jobs at Apple – https://www.apple.com/jobs/us/

Job Number is 114023929.
Position Title: Acoustic and Neuroscience Intern

Job Summary

At Apple, we strive to achieve surprise and delight for every one of our millions of customers around the world. The Acoustics Group is currently looking for an innovative scientist with a background in acoustics and neuroscience. Our intern will have a strong research background and have made creative contributions to neuroscience. We are seeking an outstanding teammate with excellent social skills and who has a dedication to conducting impactful research in support of technology development.

Key Qualifications

Our intern will have at least some of the following:

• 4 years of graduate-level research with an emphasis on auditory brainstem
response, frequency-following response and auditory stimulus.
• Fluent in experimental design and quantitative analysis of human behavioral and
EEG studies.
• Experience collecting/analyzing multi-modal datasets and applying machine
learning, statistical and signal processing a plus.
• Knowledge in computational neuroscience and neural coding a plus.
• Excellent creative thinking and analytical skills.

Description

This is a multi-faceted scientific role that will require you to be versatile across a variety of tasks in a highly collaborative environment. You will work closely with other scientists and engineers to rapidly carry out studies that help drive research and development. You will have the following responsibilities:

• Design and carry out user studies.
• Perform extensive data analysis to pull out actionable insights from complex
datasets.
• Work cross-functionally with other teams to translate these insights into
transformative technology prototypes.
• Conduct literature reviews and survey technology trends and share insights
cross-functionally.
• Present your findings to key partners.

Education

Advanced doctoral students in Neuroscience, Audiology, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, or related expertise.

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