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Postdoctoral Researcher position

A position of Postdoctoral Researcher is available at the UCL Ear Institute (London):

Research Associate (Postdoctoral) - Ref:1127022
UCL Department / Division: UCL Ear Institute
Grade: 7
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £34, 295
(inclusive of London allowance)

Duties and Responsibilities
The UCL Ear Institute provides state-of-the-art research facilities across a wide range of disciplines including the study of the auditory system function, the molecular and cellular basis of hearing and the genetics of hearing and deafness.
A 36 months postdoctoral position is available to work on an EPSRC-funded project that will use psychophysical techniques to investigate the role of the efferent system in auditory gain reduction in humans. You will be supervised by Dr. Ifat Yasin (UCL Ear Institute) and Prof. Chris Plack (University of Manchester). The applicant will be based at UCL Ear Institute, and will report to Dr. Ifat Yasin.
The project will involve development of MatLab software for running the experiments, recruitment of participants, collection, analysis and modelling of data as well as involvement in the written preparation of research findings for presentations and publications.
The project is supported by the EPSRC and funding for this post is available for 36 months.

Key Requirements
Applicants should hold a PhD in a field of study relevant to the research project and have experience in computer programming (especially MatLab). Previous experience of computational auditory modelling and running human psychophysical experiments is desirable.

Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.
If you have any queries please contact Edwina Turner, Departmental Secretary (email - edwina.turner@xxxxxxxxx or telephone - 020 7679 8908)
Informal enquiries by email (i.yasin@xxxxxxxxx)
are welcome.
For further details and information on how to apply, please go to: www.ear.ucl.ac.uk/jobs/jobs.htm.
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Closing Date: 20 Feb 2010
Latest time for the submission of applications: 5:00pm