The positions are part of the ERC project RobSpear "Robust Speech
Encoding in Impaired Hearing" that takes an interdisciplinary approach
(combining computational auditory models with EEG, psychoacoustics and
machine-learning) to study sound processing in listeners with impaired
hearing due to ageing or noise exposure. Both novel diagnostic methods
as well as signal-processing strategies for hearing restoration are the
focus of this project. Patient contact is required. Funding is available
for three years and projects start in the fall of 2016.
The Physiology and Modeling of Auditory Perception Group headed by Prof.
Dr. Sarah Verhulst at Oldenburg University (DE) offers an international
scientific environment as well as access to world-class research
facilities via hearing4all.eu For more information about the group see
Applicants for the position must hold an academic university degree
(master or equivalent). Candidates should have excellent oral and
written English skills, experience with signal processing and coding
Project 1: Model-based hearing diagnostics
The focus is on computational auditory modeling as well as optimizing
(multichannel) EEG and otoacoustic emission methods. Background is a
M.Sc. in neuroscience, or acoustics, physics, electrical engineering,
experimental psychology. Experience with EEG recording (writing
experiment code and analysis) is necessary. Auditory modeling experience
is a plus.
Project 2: Psychoacoustic sound encoding strategies
Experience with conducting psychoacoustic experiments is necessary
(writing experiment code and analysis). Background is a M.Sc. in
neuroscience, or acoustics, physics, electrical engineering,
experimental psychology, audiology.
Full information about the positions and application details can be
found here (application Deadline: May 30th 2016):
Prof. Dr. Sarah Verhulst
Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all
Dept. of Medical Physics and Acoustics
Office: W30 - 106