Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associates

JOB SUMMARY

The Physiological Acoustics Lab at the University of Connecticut seeks applicants for a postdoctoral position in systems and computational neuroscience.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

We are seeking highly motivated and creative applicants that can lead a project on perception and neural coding of speech and vocalizations in the presence of competing natural environmental noises (e.g., restaurant noise, busy street, construction noise, etc.). The broad project goal is to study the neural basis for listening in noisy environments and to devise a general computational theory that accounts for perception and physiology. The project will use a variety of experimental approaches including human perception, awake animal electrophysiology, large-scale neural recording, and computational modeling.

UConn has a vibrant neuroscience community and there are opportunities for collaboration between departments and institutes. The primary appointment is in Biomedical Engineering, but the work will be conducted in collaboration with the Behavioral Neuroscience division in the Psychology department (Statistical Neuroscience Lab, http://stevenson.lab.uconn.edu; Sensory Perception and Neuroscience Lab, http://read.lab.uconn.edu) as well as Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computational neuroscience, or a related field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interdisciplinary research background in computational and systems neuroscience with prior research experience in awake animal neurophysiology.
  • A strong analytic background in neural data analysis, particularly modeling neural systems and analyzing datasets from large-scale multi-channel neural recordings.
  • Experience with acoustic signal processing, sound recognition, and machine learning.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, annually renewable, 12-month position funded through an R01 grant.  Salaries follow the NIH post-doctoral scale and are based on experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496640 to upload a single PDF file containing a resume (including past research experience and published work), a one-page statement of prior research experience, a one-page statement of future research interests and objectives, and the names and contact information of at least two reference writers who can provide reference letters.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 14, 2022. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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