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Post-Doctoral position in Auditory Perception and Cognition

Title: Post-Doctoral position in Auditory Perception and Cogn
I am pleased to announce a fully funded two year post-doctoral position in my laboratory in the Psychology Department at McGill University to study issues related to timing, perceptual thresholds for delay, the perception of simultaneity in multi-modal interactions, and/or perceptual thresholds for sound quality.  Successful applicants should normally have completed a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, Music, Statistics, or Computer Science (although other related disciplines will be considered), with strong quantitative and computer skills.  Within the context of the research programme for which this position is funded, there will be ample opportunity for the post-doctoral fellow to develop and pursue independent work (as is consistent with being a post-doc).

This position is part of a new interdisciplinary research centre at McGill, The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), which offers the opportunity for  the post-doctoral fellow to interact and collaborate with a large group of researchers interested in all aspects of the science of musical sound.   CIRMMT faculty includes Wieslaw Woszczyk (Sound Recording), Daniel Levitin (music cognition and perception, memory), Robert Zatorre and Isabelle Peretz (Neuroscience), Philippe Depalle (Music Technology and Digital Signal processing), Marcelo Wanderley (Gestural control of sound), Vincent Hayward (haptics), Jeremy Cooperstock (network engineering), and Al Bregman (auditory scene analysis, perception).

Salary is $27,000 - $32,000 Canadian, depending on experience and skill level.

Please send a letter of application, c.v. and three letters of recommendation to :  Daniel Levitin <daniel.levitin@mcgill.ca>.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

More information on CIRMMT:

CIRMMT is The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology, a multi-disciplinary research group centered at McGill University.  Our objectives include:

* To undertake interdisciplinary research concerning the creation, transmission and perception of music and sound
* To develop innovative approaches to the scientific study of music media and technology
* To provide an advanced research environment for the training of a new generation of Highly Qualified Scientific and Technical Personnel
* To provide a stimulating environment for the advancement of an interdisciplinary culture between artists and scientists
* To foster technology transfer with industrial and commercial partners

Areas of ongoing interest at CIRMMT include: real-time communication of high-resolution multi-sensory content via broadband networks, digital signal processing, digital recording and editing, psychoacoustics, musical acoustics, real-time applications and controllers, music perception and neuroscience. 
Building on our multi-disciplinary strengths, we are interested in all those processes related to the science of musical sound, beginning with the creation of music in the composer's or performer's mind, through the performance of music, its recording and/or transmission, through to the reception of music by the listener.  We are also interested in the ways in which vision, haptics and touch interact with music and sound.

The CIRMMT community unites research professors and their students from four Quebec institutions - McGill University, l'Université de Montréal, l'Université de Sherbrooke, and the CÉGEP de Drummondville.  While CIRMMT research and activities are centered at McGill University, they also take place at these three partner institutions.  CIRMMT researchers come from four different faculties - Music, Science, Engineering, and Medicine.  Other members of the CIRMMT community include administrative and technical staff, research associates, graduate and undergraduate students, visiting scholars, musicians, and industrial associates. 

Exchange programs are possible within the four Quebec Universities, as well as with our research partners CARROUSO and the Sound Quality Research Group (Europe) to accomodate students and researchers who wish to undertake special projects. 

A new CIRMMT research facility adjacent to the Faculty of Music at McGill is scheduled to begin construction in 2002, and will house state-of-the-art laboratories, a research sound stage (ECHO - the Electronic Concert Hall and Opera), and multimedia studios integrated via a high-speed electronic network.

Center activities include academic courses, seminars, lectures, and public demonstrations of ongoing work.  Prospective students can apply for admission into any of our host departments, including Psychology, Music Theory, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Acoustics, Neuroscience, and Physiology. 
Daniel J. Levitin                              
FCAR Strategic Assistant Professor of Psychology
Associate, Department of Music Theory, Faculty of Music              
McGill University
Montreal, CANADA

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
McGill University
Stewart Biology Building
1205 Ave. Dr. Penfield
Montreal, PQ    H3A 1B1

Phone: (514) 398-8263
FAX:     (514) 398-4896
email: levitin@psych.mcgill.ca

Web site: http://www.mcgill.ca/psychology/levitin