PhD student in the domain of hearing research

Last application date
Aug 17, 2018 17:00
Limited duration
Master of Science in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences – Main Subject Audiology; Master of Medicine in Medicine; Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
Occupancy rate
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated and critical full-time PhD student in hearing research for an interdisciplinary research project ‘Portable Hearing Diagnostics: Monitoring of Auditory-nerve Integrity after Noise Exposure (EarDiMon)’ funded by the Ghent University Special Research Fund with a duration of four years. The project aims to revolutionize hearing-health prevention and monitoring by establishing the relation between individual noise exposure levels and early signatures of hearing damage by using EEG signals. The project is supervised by Professor Hannah Keppler, audiologist, and Professor Ingeborg Dhooge, otorhinolaryngologist, and in close collaboration with a PhD student with engineering background supervised by Professor Sarah Verhulst and Professor Guy Torfs from the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.

Profile of the candidate

The candidate must have a Master’s degree in Audiology, Medicine or Biomedical Sciences with special interest in hearing research and EEG signals. Excellent research and clinical skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills in Dutch and English are required. The candidate must be interested and willing to do research communication in the form of publications and active participation at national and international research conferences. The candidate must be able to work independently, but to take into account deadlines of the whole project and hence being able to work in a team. The position will preferably start January 1, 2019, and at latest by Avril 2019. Review of applications will start in September, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

How to apply

Candidates can apply by sending their letter of motivation and CV to and before August 17, 2018. Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview in September, 2018.