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Research Scientist/Engineer Assistant position in Seattle

Research Scientist/Engineer Assistant

The University of Washington Department of Otolaryngology has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer Assistant. Working under the general direction of Dr. Ward R. Drennan in collaboration with Drs. Jay T. Rubinstein and Kaibao Nie, this individual will assist in carrying out research involved with the development of and evaluation of cochlear implant sound processing strategies. Primary responsibilities include testing the hearing abilities of human subjects, programming psychoacoustic experiments, and analyzing data with appropriate statistical methods. Suitable candidates may assist in the design of innovative signal processing for cochlear implants. The position requires a bachelorʼs degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, OR a graduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Communication Disorders, or experimental psychology OR equivalent experience. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in hearing science, proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, proficiency with appropriate application of statistical methods, experience with Matlab programming, good quantitative and interpersonal skills, fluency in English, excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and with a team. Desirable skills include familiarity with hearing, the hard of hearing, psychoacoustics and neural prostheses, familiarity with digital signal processing, acoustics and basic electrical circuits, familiarity with the peripheral auditory system, and the ability to liaise well with hearing impaired subjects. US citizenship or green card required. Salary is commensurate with experience and dependent upon extramural grant funding. The position includes benefits.
Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/index.html. Search for job Req #: 71490 and follow the instructions under "How to Apply".

Ward R. Drennan, Ph. D.
VM Bloedel Hearing Research Center
University of Washington