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Repost: Post-Doctoral position in Auditory Perception and Cognition
Excuse the repost, this is in plain ASCII for those who couldn't read
the previous mail.
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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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
Department of Psychology
Stewart Biology Building
1205 Ave. Dr. Penfield
Montreal, PQ H3A 1B1
Phone: (514) 398-8263
FAX: (514) 398-4896
Web site: http://www.mcgill.ca/psychology/levitin