[Comp-neuro] Post-doctoral Research Scientist or PhD candidate in Cochlear Implant Psychoacoustics and (neural) Modeling

Seeber, Bernhard seeber at tum.de
Sat Apr 6 18:52:25 CEST 2019

Dear List,

we are inviting applications for a post-doctoral research scientist or a PhD candidate to join our team in cochlear implant research/psychoacoustics. Main responsibilities are:
- Research on binaural hearing and auditory scene analysis with users of auditory neuronal prostheses (cochlear implants)
- Development of listening tests and stimulation strategies using direct stimulation of cochlear implants
- Measurement and modeling of neuronal processing and statistical analysis of the results
- Publication in English-language scientific journals and presentations at conferences
- Supervision of student projects, assistance with teaching and with raising external funding.
The position is full time and will start at the earliest convenient date. 

- (Interest in completing a) Doctoral degree (PhD) in one of the following areas: psychoacoustics, medical physics/audiology, neuroscience, audio technology, acoustics, signal processing, or a related area
- Knowledge and experience desirable in designing and analyzing psychoacoustic experiments, direct stimulation of cochlear implants, algorithms for hearing devices, auditory scene analysis, binaural hearing, models of the auditory system, audio signal processing
- Very good programming skills in Matlab, Python, or C/C++
- Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as experience with scientific publications
- Knowledge and command of the German language desirable for working with cochlear implant users
- Interest in basic research and the development of technical systems for medical applications
- Flexibility and good interpersonal skills
- Interest in supervising students, helping with teaching and raising external funds.

We offer...
you the opportunity to join an interdisciplinary team, to work with up-to-date technical equipment including sound booths equipped with direct stimulation hardware for cochlear implants, an anechoic chamber hosting an audio-visual virtual reality system, and to learn about the latest methods in hearing research. Our close interaction with the Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience Munich (www.bccn-munich.de), the Munich School of BioEngineering (www.bioengineering.tum.de), the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (www.gsn.uni-muenchen.de), the Hearing Research Network Munich, our extensive cooperation with industry and with scientific partners, and the numerous courses offered at TUM create an attractive environment with excellent perspectives for personal development. Please find further information at www.aip.ei.tum.de. 

Employment is according to the state employees salary scheme (TV-L/E13) and is initially for 1 year and intended to be extended. Women are explicitly encouraged to apply. Severely handicapped persons will be favored if they are equally qualified. In principle, the position could also be filled part-time. 

Munich - the city famous for the Oktoberfest, high-end cars and its unique location to the Alps - is a bustling, international and interesting place to live which offers a wide range of opportunities to engage in cultural and leisurely activities - from opera to skiing.

I look forward to answering your questions on the phone (+49 89 289 28282) or by email. Please send your expressive application stating research interests preferably by email no later than 12 May 2019 to:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Seeber
Professorship of Audio Information Processing Technical University of Munich Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Munich, Germany
Email: aip at ei.tum.de.

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The job advertisement can be downloaded from: http://www.aip.ei.tum.de/fileadmin/w00bmm/www/Stellenanzeigen/BCCN_Post_Doc_TUM_2019_en.pdf

Kind regards,


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard U. Seeber
Audio Information Processing
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technische Universität München Arcisstrasse 21
D-80333 Munich, Germany

Office: +49 89 289-28282
Fax: +49 89 289-28211
Mobile: +49 (0)174 928 6338

Visitors: Theresienstrasse 90, building N5, room N6504
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