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Postdoctoral position

Postdoctoral position: Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication and Hearing (CoNCH) Laboratory, Queen’s University

An opportunity is currently available for a post-doctoral research trainee to join the Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication and Hearing Laboratory at Queen’s University, Canada, led by Dr Ingrid Johnsrude.  The post is for two years initially with the possibility of an extension.

The research focus of the lab is communication in challenging listening environments. Current projects use a variety of behavioural (psychophysical and neuropsychological) and functional imaging methods to study speech production, hearing, auditory perceptual organization and speech comprehension, in neurologically normal young and older people. The lab is a vibrant and multidisciplinary environment, and includes people with backgrounds in psychology, neuroscience, computer science and engineering. The successful applicant will assume a leadership role within the lab, participate actively in ongoing activities, and will be encouraged to develop their own research program.

Kingston is a small city at the junction of Lake Ontario, the Rideau Canal, and the St Lawrence River, near the Thousand Islands. It has a rich architectural and military heritage, and the Rideau Canal and Kingston Fortifications are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kingston is valued by its inhabitants for its excellent quality of life, and Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Syracuse, New York are within easy reach.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related discipline. Expertise in one or more of the following fields -- functional magnetic resonance imaging, signal processing, psychoacoustics, neuropsychology, auditory neuroscience, cognitive psychology and/or perceptual psychology -- is desirable. 

Applications should include a CV, a cover letter/statement of interest, and the names and contact details of two people who are willing and able to comment knowledgeably on the applicant’s character and on his or her academic and research record. Applications should be sent to Dr Ingrid Johnsrude, Ingrid.johnsrude@xxxxxxxxxx

Salary is dependent on experience.

Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

More information about the CoNCH lab (1), Queen’s University (2), and Kingston (3) can be found at:

1. http://psyc.queensu.ca/faculty/johnsrude

2. www.queensu.ca

3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingston,_Ontario

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.

Ingrid Johnsrude, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Queen's University 
Kingston Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada
phone: 613 533 6009
fax: 613 533 2499