Post Doc position, Beckman Inst, UIUC Illinois USA (Jont Allen )

Subject: Post Doc position, Beckman Inst, UIUC Illinois USA
From:    Jont Allen  <jontalle@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Sun, 19 Oct 2008 13:22:06 -0500

Wanted: A fledgling or nearly-graduated PhD is wanted for a Post-Doc position. Job description: Our lab is working on the problem of speech event processing by the auditory system. We are comparing confusions of CV, VC and CVC sounds that have been mangled by noise and filtering, in order to determine the key speech events used by the auditory system. We wish to use this information to improve the nonlinear signal processing in hearing aids by finding ways to enhance these features in ears having outer and inner hair cell loss of varying degrees. A second component will be to work with students from both Electrical engineering and Speech and Hearing, as well as design and run experiments on normal had impaired hearing subjects, both in the Lab and with body-worn signal processors. A third component will be to help run lab meetings and write grants, and maybe some limited teaching. The ideal candidate must have some mix of math, physics, information theory, signal processing, and hopefully some basic understanding of cochlear processing, neurophysiology, and psychophysics of loudness (masking), and speech perception (every area is NOT required). The applicant must have an open mind and desire to: (a) make fundamental breakthroughs in our understanding of auditory processing, (b) find an academic position, (c) make an impact and (d) publish. Tools needed for the job include Matlab, Linux and open-source programs such as Latex, experimental design, etc. Details on our research may be found at: Funding is provided by NIDCD and Phonak. Open-opportunity employment. Start date: Dec 1, 2008. If your interested please send your resume to: postdoc@xxxxxxxx Jont Allen Beckman Inst. University of IL Urbana IL

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