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Postdoctoral position in auditory neuroethology
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN AUDITORY NEUROETHOLOGY
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
JOB DESCRIPTION: A postdoctoral position is available to use behavioral,
neurophysiological, and/or modeling approaches to study hearing and sound
communication in North American treefrogs (PI: Dr. Mark Bee). The aim of
this NIH-funded project is to investigate the mechanisms underlying sound
source segregation in noisy social environments. More specifically, the
project investigates how the frog auditory system exploits various spatial,
temporal, and spectral cues to segregate behaviorally relevant communication
signals from background noise and overlapping signals in multi-source social
environments. The postdoctoral associate will interact regularly with the
PI, graduate students, and other behavioral biologists and hearing
scientists associated with the University of Minnesota's Department of
Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, the Department of Psychology, the
Department of Speech-Language-Hearing, and the Graduate Program in
Neuroscience. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2010, and
continue until the position is filled.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD in behavioral biology, psychology,
neuroscience, physics (signal processing) or related discipline is required.
The candidate should have demonstrated competence in conducting research in
one or more of these disciplines.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A strong background in animal acoustic
communication, neuroethology, psychoacoustics, or auditory neuroscience is
preferred. Familiarity with methods for synthesizing, editing, and analyzing
sounds and data acquisition and analysis with Matlab is desirable, as is
familiarity with the use of Tucker-Davis System III hardware and related
(1) Go to www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html
(2) Search for Requisition #168549.
(3) Follow instructions to submit your application online before October 15,