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New Jobs at the CNBH



We currently have three new positions on three new grants. Two are in
Physiology and one is in the modelling of auditory perception. The details
are presented in the three sections below. The jobs are also advertised on
our web page http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/cnbh
Our apologies if you receive this more than once.

1. Three year Post Doctoral Position to do research on
Neuronal mechanisms involved in comodulation masking release.
Closing date for applications 21 February 2003
Salary scale of 18,265 to 27,339

The Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing at the University of Cambridge
invites applications for a post-doctoral research fellow to study the
neuronal mechanisms involved in comodulation masking release. The primary
activities will be the design and implementation of multi-electrode
recording from the mammalian brainstem and computational data analysis.
This research is funded by the Wellcome Trust. Experience in auditory
neuroscience and/or computer programming would be an advantage. Further
information may be obtained by email from: imw1001@cam.ac.uk

The appointment will be for three years at a salary based on the national
salary scale for post-doctoral workers (starting range 18,265 to 27,339)
dependent on the applicant's age and experience. Applicants should send a
letter of application supported by a full curriculum vitae to:

Dr Ian M. Winter, The Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing, The
Physiological Laboratory, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EG
by the closing date 21 February 2003
Email submission is acceptable and indeed preferable. Send to imw1001@cam.ac.uk
The University of Cambridge is an equal opportunity employer

2. Three year Post Doctoral Position to do research on
Brainstem mechanisms for the perceptual segregation and fusion of auditory
objects.
Closing date for applications 21 February 2003
Salary scale of 18,265 to 25,715

The Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing at the University of Cambridge
invites applications for a post-doctoral research fellow to study the
brainstem mechanisms for the perceptual segregation and fusion of auditory
objects. The primary activities will be the design, preparation, running
and data analysis of computer based physiological studies using single and
multi-electrode recording from the mammalian brainstem. There may also be
some opportunity for computational modelling of the data obtained. This
research is funded by the BBSRC and involves close collaboration with Dr
Brian Roberts in the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham.
Experience in auditory neuroscience and/or computer programming would be an
advantage. Further information may be obtained by email from: imw1001@cam.ac.uk

The appointment will be for three years at a salary based on the national
salary scale for post-doctoral workers (starting range 18,265 to 25,715)
dependent on the applicant's age and experience. Applicants should send a
letter of application supported by a full curriculum vitae to:

Dr Ian M. Winter, The Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing, The
Physiological Laboratory, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EG
by the closing date 21 February 2003. The starting date will be 17 March
2003 or soon after.
Email submission is acceptable and indeed preferable. Send to imw1001@cam.ac.uk
The University of Cambridge is an equal opportunity employer

3. One year Post Doctoral Position to do research on
The Perception of Scale in Musical Sounds and Speech
Closing date for applications 14 February 2003
Salary scale of 18,265 to 27,339

We hear specific vowels pronounced by men, women and children as
approximately the same although the length of the vocal tract varies
considerably from group to group. At the same time, we can identify the
speaker group. We also recognize that musical instruments come in families
(e.g., brass, string, woodwind) whose members differ in size (e.g.,
soprano, alto, tenor and bass). The duration of the impulse response of the
vocal tract or musical instrument expands or contracts with its size, so
sounds carry information about source size. In this project we intend to
investigate scale perception in humans and developed a prototype system to
illustrate how the auditory system might accomplish scale normalisation
(see Irino, T. and Patterson, R. D. (2002). "Segregating Information about
Size and Shape of the Vocal Tract using a Time-Domain Auditory Model: The
Stabilised Wavelet-Mellin Transform," Speech Comm. 36, 181-203.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D or equivalent degree in physiology,
psychoacoustics, physics, engineering or computer science. Ideally, they
should have graduate training in some aspect of hearing and should
understand computer analysis and synthesis of complex sounds.
The appointment will be for one year in the first instance. The post may be
renewed for a further period, subject to the availability of funding.
Appointment will be on the salary scale of 18,265 to 27,339 with the
starting salary dependent upon experience.

The closing date for applications is 14 February 2003.
Applicants should send a letter of application supported by a full
curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees to:

Roy Patterson, Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing,
Physiology Department, University of Cambridge,
Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EG, U.K.
Email submission is acceptable and indeed preferable. Send to rdp1@cam.ac.uk
The University of Cambridge is an equal opportunity employer


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Roy D. Patterson
Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing
Physiology Department, University of Cambridge
Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EG

phone   44 (1223) 333819        office
phone   44 (1223) 333837        lab
fax     44 (1223) 333840        department
email   rdp1@cam.ac.uk
  or
email   roy.patterson@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/~roy.patterson
http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/cnbh

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Roy D. Patterson
Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing
Physiology Department, University of Cambridge
Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EG

phone   44 (1223) 333819        office
phone   44 (1223) 333837        lab
fax     44 (1223) 333840        department
email   rdp1@cam.ac.uk
  or
email   roy.patterson@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/~roy.patterson
http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/cnbh