[AUDITORY] PhD studentship at the UCL Ear Institute ("Chait, Maria" )

Subject: [AUDITORY] PhD studentship at the UCL Ear Institute
From:    "Chait, Maria"  <m.chait@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:41:50 +0000

Please forward to anyone who might be interested. A 3 year PhD studentship in auditory cognitive neuroscience is available as= part of a research collaboration between the UCL Ear Institute (London, UK= ) and NTT Communication Science Labs (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone corpor= ation, Atsugi, Japan). The student will be based at the UCL Ear Institute a= nd supervised by Dr. Maria Chait. They will also be working with Prof. Maki= o Kashino and Dr. Shigeto Furukawa (NTT). The project will use psychophysi= cs, eye tracking, autonomic response measures and MEG functional brain imag= ing to investigate which features of sound are perceptually salient. Namely= , those sounds that automatically capture attention in a busy scene, even w= hen listeners' initial perceptual focus is elsewhere.=20 The UCL Ear Institute provides state-of-the-art research facilities across = a wide range of disciplines and is one of the foremost centres for hearing,= speech and language-related research within Europe. Key Requirements The PhD start date would be September 2013. Applicants should have a UK/E= U nationality and a 1St class, or upper 2nd degree in a relevant discipline= (e.g. Psychology, Neuroscience, Engineering). The PhD work would require g= ood programming skills (e.g. in Matlab). Previous experience with auditory = research, functional brain imaging, signal processing and/or acoustics is d= esirable. =20 For an informal discussion, or to submit an application please contact Dr. = Maria Chait (m.chait@xxxxxxxx). Applicants should submit a supporting stat= ement, a CV, and the details of two academic referees. The closing date fo= r receipt of applications is July 15th, 2013.The studentship includes fees = and a yearly stipend (about =A316000; tax free). Maria Chait PhD m.chait@xxxxxxxx Senior Lecturer UCL Ear Institute 332 Gray's Inn Road London WC1X 8EE

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