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NIH Postdoctoral Traineeships in Speech, Hearing, and Sensory Communication

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Indiana University


Contact David B. Pisoni, Ph.D., Program Director
Phone: (317) 274-4915
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NIH Postdoctoral Traineeships

in Speech, Hearing, and Sensory Communication

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, is pleased to announce the availability of several NIH Postdoctoral Traineeships in Speech, Hearing, and Sensory Communication. Post-doctoral positions are available to qualified PhD’s who wish to further their background and training in research concerning the use of sensory aids (cochlear implants and hearing aids) by individuals with hearing impairment. Areas of basic and clinical research currently include:

• Speech Perception and Production in Hearing Impaired Children and Adults

• Spoken Word Recognition and Lexical Development

• Aural (Re)habilitation and Intervention Strategies in Adults and Children

• Predictors of Performance and Outcome with Cochlear Implants

• Individual Differences in Cochlear Implant Users

• Language Development in Hearing-Impaired Children

• Phonological Development in Hearing-Impaired Children

• Audio-Visual Speech Perception in Hearing-Impaired Children and Adults

We welcome candidates with backgrounds in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Hearing Impairment and other Communication Disorders, as well as, Linguistics, Engineering, Cognitive, Developmental and Clinical Psychology, as well as Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuropsychology. Trainee salaries, consistent with current NIH guidelines, range from $38,496 to $53,112 plus an annual travel and research expense allowance.

These post-doc positions will be based at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. In addition, trainees will have access to extensive laboratory facilities for research and training in the Departments of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Speech & Hearing Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington (located approximately 50 miles from Indianapolis), as well as in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Riley Hospital for Children at the IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Research facilities at the Medical School in Indianapolis include the DeVault Otologic Research Laboratory containing areas dedicated to speech analysis, pediatric assessment, computer and data analysis, and testing rooms with observation facilities. The clinical facilities in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery consist of examining rooms, sound-treated booths, rooms for aural rehabilitation services with observation rooms, and an electronics shop.

All trainees are expected to carry out original empirical and/or theoretical research and collaborate with professors and other research scientists currently working in laboratories in Indianapolis and Bloomington. Interested applicants are encouraged to send via email attachments: (1) an up-to-date vita, (2) a personal letter describing their specific research interests, goals, and career plans, and (3) reference letters from three people who can describe the applicant’s background, interests, and research potential to Professor David B. Pisoni. Reprints and preprints should also be sent if possible. Women, members of underrepresented groups, and handicapped individuals are strongly urged to apply. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Send all correspondence and materials to:

David B. Pisoni, Ph.D., Program Director

Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Indiana University School of Medicine

699 West Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46202

(317) 274-4915 FAX (317) 274-6680


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