PhD student in Hearing Diagnostics

Last application date
Dec 15, 2016 09:06
Department
TW05 - Department of Information technology
Contract
Limited duration
Degree
Msc in Engineering (Electrical, Acoustical, Biomedical), Physics or Neuroscience
Occupancy rate
100%
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

This project focuses on computational modeling of the auditory periphery as well as on optimizing multichannel EEG and otoacoustic emission techniques to develop novel hearing screening methods as well as hearing restoration strategies. The position is part of the ERC project RobSpear: “Robust Speech Encoding in Impaired Hearing” that takes an interdisciplinary approach (combining auditory models with EEG, psychoacoustics and machine-learning) to study sound processing in listeners with impaired hearing. The Hearing Technology lab of Prof. Dr. Verhulst at WAVES (Dept. of Information Technology) offers an international research environment and access to world-class research facilities (waves.intec.ugent.be). Funding is available for 4 years provided positive intermediate evaluations.

Profile of the candidate

Applicants should hold an academic university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Engineering (Electrical, Acoustical, Biomedical), Physics or Neuroscience. Candidates should have experience with signal processing and coding (e.g., Matlab, Python, C). Experience with EEG recording (writing experiment code and analysis) or auditory modeling is preferred. Patient contact is required for this position and applicants should have excellent oral and written English skills; knowledge of the Dutch language is a plus. Applicants should be able to work in a team.

How to apply

Applications including a CV, motivation letter, copies of higher-education degrees, grade transcripts and the name and contact details of two persons who are willing to give a reference should be sent electronically to: isabelle.vanderelstraeten@intec.ugent.be. Please mention “PhD Verhulst Diagnostics” in the subject line. Inquiries about the position can be sent to Prof. Dr. Verhulst.