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Job Announcement: Post-doctoral position with a focus on signal processing / statistical learning for analysis of speech coding in the human brain

Dear list,

I would like to announce an open position in our lab:

Applied Neurocognitive Psychology

Post-doctoral position (salary level E13 TVL, 3 years)

With a focus on signal processing / statistical learning for analysis of speech coding in the human

The position is linked to the collaborative research center "The Active Auditory System" SFB-TR 31.
The research center aims to characterize and model mechanism of auditory object formation and scene
analysis by combining psychophysical, neurophysiological, and quantitative modelling. It
complements the Excellence Cluster "Hearing 4 All" which was recently awarded to the University of
Oldenburg. The combined effort of these centers will establish a strong link between
neurophysiological models of auditory object representation and subjective perception.

The post-doctoral position is situated in a project that applies statistical learning methods to human
intracranial recordings (ECoG) and fMRI to derive and test quantitative statistical models of speech
coding in the human brain. The experiments are performed in a highly interdisciplinary lab
environment and in close collaboration with the University of California Berkeley and Stanford

The quantitative nature of the research project will require highly motivated candidates with strong
quantitative and experimental skills. Successful candidates will perform cutting edge research and
should have a background in one or more of the following fields: signal processing, statistical
learning, brain-machine-interfacing, non-invasive or invasive human neurophysiology of the auditory
system. Applicants must have an academic university degree (Master or equivalent) and a PhD (or
Successful candidates will work in an interdisciplinary network with opportunities for international

The post-doctoral position is initially limited to three years, with an option for extension, and can be

Applications should include your CV, a list of most recent publications, two recommendation letters,
and a research statement (max. 3 pages). The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the
percentage of women in science. Therefore, equally qualified female candidates will be given
preference. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification.

Please send inquiries and electronic applications per email (preferred) to Professor Dr. Jochem Rieger:

or paper applications per regular mail to:

Margrit Jung
Dept. of Applied Neurocognitive Psychology
Institute of Psychology
Oldenburg University
26111 Oldenburg

Application Deadline: 16 December 2013