Brainstem and Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials in Cochlear Implant Recipients
A postdoctoral fellow position is available to work with the team of Pr. Hung Thai-Van in the Department of Audiology at Lyon University Hospital and Lyon Neuroscience Research Center. The position is a two-year appointment, starting Spring 2013.
Hung THAI-VAN, M.D. Ph.D.
The main interests of the team focus on abnormal central auditory maturation and CNS reorganization in subjects with sensorineural hearing loss. The team’s most active research at the moment seeks to better understand the neurophysiological, linguistic and cognitive outcomes of various auditory rehabilitation programs in children with sensory deprivation.
The global research project is funded by the latest French national call for R&D innovating projects. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to develop new neurophysiological tools for assessing cochlear implant efficacy in profoundly deaf children. The science goals will be accomplished by interpreting brainstem and cortical auditory responses to complex sounds (surface auditory evoked potentials) in human subjects with cochlear implant. The Research Fellow will work closely with clinicians, neuroscientists, and neuro-linguists alike, and will participate in a highly collaborative environment within and outside the Lyon University Hospital Cochlear Implant Unit at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (INSERM U1028, CNRS UMR5292). In particular, the neuro-linguistic aspects of the project will be co-supervised by Prof. Willy Serniclaes (CNRS UMR 8158).
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Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field such as Neuroscience, Neurolinguistics or Bioengineering and have a record of publications relating to auditory neurophysiology and cochlear implant in peer reviewed journals. A first postdoctoral experience, although not mandatory, will be appreciated. The position requires the communication of research results both orally (international conferences) and in writing (high-ranking journals). Preference will be given to applicants with experience developing signal processing algorithms. Proficiency in programming is also critical (MATLAB, C++ , etc…).
Salary will be commensurate with the INSERM/CNRS scale for postdoctoral fellows (gross salary = 2600-3400 € / month) and be determined by experience following the doctoral degree.
Attractiveness of the city
As the French capital of gastronomy, Lyon is ideally located in the South-East of France: less than a 2-hour drive from most ski resorts of the Northern Alps, a 3-hour drive from the best beaches on the French Mediterranean coast, and only an hour and a half from Geneva, Switzerland. Lyon historic downtown is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
To apply, please email a statement of research skills and interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendations (and/or names and contact information of3 references), copies of relevant publications and, if possible, of the PhD thesis to:
Pr Hung THAI-VAN
Department of Audiology
Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, INSERM U1028, CNRS UMR5292
Hôpital Edouard Herriot - Pavillon U
and to Pr Willy SERNICLAES
Speech Perception Laboratory, UMR 8158
CNRS & Paris Descartes University
45, rue des Saints Pères