[Comp-neuro] Post-doc with focus on statistical learning for analysis of speech coding in the human brain

Jochem Rieger jochem.rieger at uni-oldenburg.de
Fri Nov 29 15:52:21 CET 2013


The Department of Applied Neurocognitive Psychology at Oldenburg
University, Germany, offers a


        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 brain. 

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 University.

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
equivalent).

Successful candidates will work in an interdisciplinary network with
opportunities for international exchange.

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

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 an equal opportunity employer. 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: Jochem.rieger(at)uni-oldenburg.de
<mailto:Jochem.rieger at uni-oldenburg.de>

or paper applications per regular mail to:

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

Application deadline is December 16th, 2013.

-- 
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jochem Rieger
Director, Institute of Psychology 

Head of Applied Neurocognitive | Knight Lab
Psychology                     | Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
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Germany                        | USA

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