Senior Researcher/Researcher in Cognitive Auditory Neuroscience

DTU Electrical Eng
Thursday 02 Aug 18

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The Hearing Systems group at DTU Electrical Engineering seeks a qualified candidate for a position as a senior researcher/researcher in the field of cognitive auditory neuroscience.

Responsibililties and tasks
The main task of the successful candidate will be to contribute to the advancement of the field of cognitive auditory neuroscience at DTU Electrical Engineering and in collaboration with external partners at Danish hospitals.

The aim is to support and extend world-class research within auditory neuroscience centered at the Hearing Systems group and its international research collaborations. The research covers behavioural psychophysics, neuroimaging and computational modelling to reveal neural processing mechanisms in the normal and impaired auditory system. The focus will be on a better understanding of the mechanisms behind robust coding of natural sounds in everyday listening environments and on how cortical and subcortical auditory processes are influenced by a given task context. Hearing Systems is part of the EU H2020 project “Cognitive control of a hearing aid” (COCOHA), which focuses on neural measures of auditory attention with applications in neuro-steered hearing instruments.

The successful candidate will contribute to the further development of this research area. The candidate will also support activities in the international collaborative project “Uncovering hidden hearing loss” (UHEAL) with the aim to understand the consequences of auditory nerve neuropathy and its consequences for perception and central brain processing. The candidate is expected to be involved in teaching activities at DTU.

Close interaction with international partners in the COCOHA and UHEAL projects, as well as close collaboration with partners at the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance at Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre in the field of auditory functional MRI. It is expected that the successful candidate will work in close interaction with other academic, clinical, and industrial partners.

Qualifications
Candidates for a 

  • researcher position must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent)
  • senior researcher position must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent), as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as assistant professor, researcher or postdoc and documented didactic/pedagogic training

The successful candidate should have a documented strong background in experimental auditory neuroscience.

The candidate must have a detailed knowledge and extensive experience within the following: 

  • Documented experimental proficiency in auditory functional magnetic resonance imaging and auditory electrocorticography.
  • Advanced statistical analysis of auditory neuroscience data.
  • Assessment methods of hearing function, experimental psychoacoustics, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive testing, and auditory modelling.

Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 

  • Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership potential and collaboration

For the specific position, consideration will also be given to: 

  • Fluent communication in both Danish and English.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The position as a researcher is a permanent entry-level position. After a maximum of 4 years, a researcher can be promoted to a senior researcher position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.     

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Group Leader, Professor Torsten Dau, tel.: +45 4525 3977, tdau@elektro.dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Elektro on www.elektro.dtu.dk, the Hearing Systems group at www.hea.elektro.dtu.dk.   

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 23 August 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.   

In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for” please indicate whether you are applying for position as Senior Researcher or Researcher.

The file must include:  

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullets points listed above
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the position as senior researcher should indicate scientific highlights)
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g. http://orcid.org/)
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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