[visionlist] Off topic: PhD position (auditory psychophysics)

Daniel Oberfeld oberfeld at uni-mainz.de
Thu Feb 4 14:12:56 GMT 2010

Dear list,

sorry for the off-topic posting.

A PhD position in psychoacoustics / auditory psychophysics / 
experimental psychology is available at the Dept. of Psychology, 
University of Mainz, Germany (Dr. Daniel Oberfeld), in a project funded 
by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council).

The position (“wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter”, German government scale
TV-L 13 50%, part time 19 hours/week) is available for 2 years. Earliest 
starting date is March 1st, 2010.

In the project, auditory intensity discrimination under non-simultaneous 
masking will be studied in human subjects. The project will combine 
different psychophysical methods in order to gain a better understanding 
of the underlying processes, with a focus on auditory attention.

Duties and responsibilities:
* Planning and realization of the experiments
* Data collection
* Data analysis
* Communication of the results at conferences and in scientific papers

* Strong interest in human auditory perception
* University Diploma or Master in psychoacoustics, experimental
psychology, computer science, electrical engineering, physics,
mathematics, biology, or cognitive neurosciences
* Previous experience and skills in at least one of the following
fields: psychoacoustics, psychophysics, programming (e.g., Matlab),
experimental psychology, modeling, EEG, fMRI
* Good statistical and methodological skills
* Good speaking and writing skills in English

Besides access to a well-equipped psychoacoustics lab, interested
candidates will have the opportunity to use the Department's EEG lab. It 
is also possible to conduct fMRI experiments in cooperation with the
University Hospital.

You are welcome to address informal inquiries to Dr. Daniel Oberfeld,
oberfeld at uni-mainz.de.

Please send applications (including CV, certificates, documentation of
skills relevant to the project, and a short description of your research 
interests, and the name of at least one referee) to
oberfeld at uni-mainz.de (PDF preferred).

The University of Mainz is an equal opportunity employer. Women are
encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants will receive priority in case
they have equal qualifications.

Dr. Daniel Oberfeld-Twistel
Johannes Gutenberg - Universitaet Mainz
Department of Psychology
Experimental Psychology

Wallstrasse 3
55122 Mainz

Phone ++49 (0) 6131 39 39274
Fax   ++49 (0) 6131 39 39268

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