Post-doctoral position to study Development of Auditory Event-related Potentials and Musical Processing
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position in the Auditory Development Lab at McMaster University (http://www.psychology.mcmaster.ca/ljt/publications.htm) under the supervision of Dr. Laurel Trainor. The lab is well funded and the position is connected with a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada CREATE grant, which enables opportunity for collaboration with other CREATE labs based in Toronto and Montreal. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on research related to the development of cortical and subcortical auditory EEG event-related potentials, oscillatory responses in infants and children, neuroplasticity, the effects of musical training and other experience on brain development, auditory perception in autism, and interactions between auditory and motor systems in rhythmic perception and behaviour. In addition to EEG, we have access to fMRI and rTMS at McMaster. Through collaborations at the Rotman Research Institute and Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto we have access to MEG and cochlear implant patient groups. The Auditory Development Lab is also associated with the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind, a multidisciplinary group of neuroscientists, psychologist, engineers, health scientists, educators, music theorists and music performers. A Ph.D. (or near completion) in neuroscience, psychology, signal processing, or a related field is required. Knowledge of auditory perception, psychophysical methods, EEG, and signal processing is an asset.
To apply, please send a letter of interest and CV to the address below by December 1, 2009 or soon thereafter. Please also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Application by email is preferred.
Dr. Laurel Trainor
Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Hamilton, ON, Canada