PhD student in Sound Encoding and Perception

Last application date
Dec 01, 2016 09:12
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 sound encoding and perception in the impaired auditory system. Conducting behavioral sound perception experiments with normal and hearing-impaired listeners as well as employing study results to design novel hearing restoration strategies are expected. 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. Experience with design and conduction of auditory experiments 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.

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 Sound Encoding” in the subject line. Inquiries about the position can be directed to Prof. Dr. Verhulst.