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PhD position in hearing and speech science at UCL, London

Studentship available for MRes+PhD or PhD alone

Auditory brainstem responses to speech sounds in quiet and noise: The effects of ageing and hearing impairment

Based at the UCL Centre for Human Communication and The Ear Institute
Sponsored by the RNID and Research into Ageing

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 26th February 2010

A 3- or 4-year studentship for the academic year commencing September 2010 is available to apply electrophysiological techniques to the understanding of the perception of speech in noise in older people with and without hearing impairment. This studentship provides up to four years full funding for postgraduate training, covering tuition fees and including a maintenance grant starting at £17k/year. Full funding is only available for UK/EU citizens. UCL’s policies on determining this status can be found at http://tinyurl.com/y9qmdn8. Most applicants will probably require the 4-year programme, and be enrolled initially in the MRes in Speech, Language and Cognition http://tinyurl.com/yb9p5d2. We will also consider applicants who have completed relevant Masters-level training for a 3 year PhD studentship. The primary supervisor will be Professor Stuart Rosen of UCL Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, with secondary supervision by Dr Ifat Yasin of the UCL Ear Institute.

Applicants should send a CV and the names and email addresses of two referees to Stuart Rosen at stuart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx A covering letter should include an outline of the applicant's long-term research and professional goals, as well as describe any particular expertise they have that they think may be applicable in this work. Further information about the project can be obtained from Stuart Rosen. As this subject area is fairly technical, and requires some level of mathematical, computational and statistical expertise, applications are welcome from students of engineering, physics or mathematics. A lack of such training will not preclude consideration for this post, but all applicants must be prepared to get to grips with the technical aspects that are necessary.