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Postdoctoral Position - Holt Lab - Carnegie Mellon University - Auditory/Speech Perception/Cognition
A position for a postdoctoral associate is available in Lori Holt's
laboratory (www.psy.cmu.edu/~lholt/), Department of Psychology
(www.psy.cmu.edu), Carnegie Mellon University (www.cmu.edu) and the Center
for the Neural Basis of Cognition (www.cnbc.cmu.edu).
Our research is focused on auditory perception and cognition in humans and
non-humans. A variety of methods are used including psychophysical
measurements, game-based learning studies, long-term auditory training, and
eye-tracking. Resources are available for testing children and infants as
well as adults.
Candidates must have a strong background in research and a completed Ph.D.
Basic programming skills (e.g. Matlab) are very desirable.
We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in the
. Auditory and speech cognition / perception
. Perceptual learning and expertise, categorization
. Plasticity and sensitivity to regularity in perceptual input
. Word recognition
. Effects of context on auditory processing
. Multimodal processing for object recognition and language
but those with related research interests are also welcome to apply.
Carnegie Mellon is an outstanding intellectual environment for cognitive and
cognitive neuroscience research. The nearby University of Pittsburgh adds to
the diversity of the academic environment, as does the Center for the Neural
Basis of Cognition (www.cnbc.cmu.edu) a joint research center between CMU
and U Pittsburgh.
Carnegie Mellon is located in Pittsburgh, PA. If you have never been to
Pittsburgh, you will be very pleasantly surprised by it! The living
environment in Pittsburgh is outstanding. Residents can take advantage of
urban amenities and the surrounding countryside. Nestled in hills and
rivers, Pittsburgh is a geographically attractive city with a low population
density. As a result, the cost of living in Pittsburgh is low and the
standard of living is high. Most university students and staff live close
enough to campus to walk or bike to work and the housing options reflect the
history of Pittsburgh - just around the corner from campus are many lovely
old Victorian mansions that now provide apartment living with historic
charm. Pittsburgh has its own ballet, opera, symphony, performing artists
and lecture series, theater companies, public television station, art
museum, music and arts festivals, live music scene, etc. For sports fans
there are the Pirates, the Steelers, and the Penguins. Runners can jog on
forest trails in nearby parks (one just outside your Psychology-department
office); bicycle fans have a nearby web of trails that run along old rail
beds from downtown to Washington, D.C.
Please send a letter describing your research interests, vita with research
experience, and names of three references to Lori Holt