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Position announcement at IHR: Career Development Fellow

Career Development Fellowship (REF: IHRCS02) 
Neural mechanisms of auditory perception and attention 

IHR conducts fundamental and clinical research into hearing and hearing
disorders. Research programmes include neurophysiology, psychoacoustics,
functional neuroimaging, event related potentials, and applied and clinical

Recent developments in sensory neuroscience have provided direct evidence of
how the central nervous system participates in conscious perception. Cutting
edge technology allows scientists to record behavioural decisions and the
activity of many neurons simultaneously in a freely moving, alert animal.
This effectively integrates neuroscience, psychophysics and cognition within
a single experimental approach. We have a postdoctoral fellowship vacancy
offering a 3 year planned period of training and development utilising this
technology to examine directly neural responses to sound and their
relationship to auditory perception while actively listening to sounds. It
will be used to study the neural mechanisms of auditory detection,
discrimination, and attention. IHR boasts world-leading experts in auditory
cognition, speech and hearing science, binaural psychoacoustics,
audio-visual speech perception, auditory perceptual learning, auditory
neurophysiology and cortical plasticity. Our wide range of expertise
provides a highly stimulating and collaborative working environment. As an
IHR scientist, you will also have access to excellent in-house technical and
computer support.

Applicants should possess a PhD in one of the following disciplines : any
aspect of auditory science; neuroscience; visual science.  We particularly
welcome applications from those who have recently completed their PhD
training, or wishing to move into this exciting research field from any
quantitative discipline.   As a successful applicant, you will be given
every opportunity to establish your reputation as a leader in this field.
The appointment is fixed-term for 3 years and will be to a starting salary
in the range £24,993 to £26,555.  For an informal discussion about this
position, please contact Dr Chris Sumner on 0115 922 3431 or email

Further particulars and an application form (quoting ref. CS02) are
available by:
?	Writing to Personnel, MRC Institute of Hearing Research, University
Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD.
?	Visiting the ?Job Vacancies? section of the Institute?s website
?	Sending an email to jobs@xxxxxxxxxxxxx or phoning the IHR job line
on 0115 951 8501
Applicants should send a CV and completed application form with a letter
outlining interest and experience and details of at least two referees to be
received by 12 January 2007.

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