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postdoc at IHR (Scottish Section)

Postdoctoral position (Career Development Fellowship) in
Compression Characteristics of Hearing Aids

The Scottish Section of the MRC Institute of Hearing Research
has a vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher in the compression
characteristics of hearing aids.  We seek a scientist to develop
and deliver a new project that will study, in elderly hearing-
impaired patients, the psychophysics of the "attack" and "release"
 times of compression and the links between those abilities and
indices of auditory disability and handicap.  The experiments
will use complex signal-processing schemes to create the sound
stimuli and to simulate and understand the effect of hearing-aid
compressors.  This is an outstanding opportunity for a scientist
to work on an important area of auditory science and to develop
skills in and an understanding of hearing impairment.

The project will be led by Dr Michael A Akeroyd in conjunction
with Professor Stuart Gatehouse.  The Scottish Section is one
part of the MRC Institute of Hearing Research and is based in
a NHS teaching-hospital in Glasgow.  We have state-of-the-art
experimental facilities and an influential track-record in the
sciences of auditory impairment, disability, and handicap, as
well as psychoacoustical experimentation and computational
modelling.  The IHR as a whole obtained an Alpha-A grading
in a review completed in December 2003.

The appointment is fixed-term for three years and will be to a
starting salary in the range 24138-25467.  It will suit someone
who has, or expects to obtain shortly, a PhD in any aspect of
auditory science, or in electrical engineering with experience
in acoustics or signal processing, and who has an interest in
hearing-aid processing or hearing-impairment.  We particularly
welcome applicants from those who have recently completed their
PhD training or wish to move into this exciting research field
from a related discipline.

For further details and an application pack, please contact
either Dr Michael Akeroyd (maa@ihr.gla.ac.uk) or Professor
Stuart Gatehouse (stuart@ihr.gla.ac.uk), or see our websites at
www.ihr.gla.ac.uk and www.ihr.mrc.ac.uk

The MRC is an Equal-Opportunity Employer.



PS I will be at the ASA next week if anyone is interested
in talking to me about this post

Dr M A Akeroyd
MRC Institute of Hearing Research
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
(Queen Elizabeth Building)
16 Alexandra Parade
Glasgow G31 2ER
United Kingdom

0141 2114695 (switchboard)
0141 5528411 (fax)
0141 2114867 (direct line)

http://www.ihr.gla.ac.uk  http://www.ihr.mrc.ac.uk