- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Auditory Neuroscience – Memorial University of Newfoundland
- PhD positions at Aarhus University
- Neuroimaging of Human Auditory Cognition and Communication: PhD position, Department of Psychology of the University of Zürich
Further details below.
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Funded Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Auditory Neuroscience – Memorial University of Newfoundland
Applications are invited for a full-time funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in Auditory Neuroscience available in Dr. Benjamin Zendel's laboratory in the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus (Corner Brook, NL). We seek highly qualified individuals to join a new laboratory that uses electroencephalography (EEG) to investigate the impact of aging on auditory processing. We are particularly interested in the effects of age on speech and music perception. The fellow will be expected to lead the research process. This includes including designing and conducting experiments, data analysis, and preparation of manuscripts. The lab includes a 128-channel BioSemi EEG system housed in a double-walled sound attenuating booth, and software/hardware to conduct auditory perceptual research.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field by the start date. Experience with auditory research or collecting and analyzing neuroimaging data (particularly EEG) is an asset.
The position is funded, and the salary will be negotiated based on experience. The position is for an initial term of two years, and may be renewed for up to five years. Start-date is September 2016, however this date is flexible.
To apply please send a CV, a short letter summarizing your research interests, and contact information for two references to Dr. Benjamin Zendel (bzendel <at> mun.ca)
PhD positions at the Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) at Aarhus University
Applications are invited for PhD positions to join Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) investigating neurobiological foundations of music at Aarhus University (AU).
Four PhD fellowships are available at the Center for Music in the Brain (MIB), Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University (AU). The successful applicant will work on a 3‐year research project examining the neural correlates of music in healthy individuals and/or patient populations using MRI (functional and structural), EEG and MEG, and be carrying out scientific research towards a PhD degree under supervision of MIB's PIs and in collaboration with other team members. We envisage the positions will start at 1st December, 2016.
The Danish National Research Foundation's Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) is an interdisciplinary research center at AU and the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg, Denmark (RAMA) aiming to address the dual questions of how music is processed in the brain and how this can inform our understanding of fundamental principles behind brain functioning in general. With a strong foundation in music practice and theory at the highest level and a focus on the clinical application of music, MIB combines neuroscientific, musicological and psychological research in music perception, action, emotion and learning with the potential to test prominent theories of brain function and to influence the way we play, teach, use and listen to music.
MIB is headed by Peter Vuust and the center is organized around four research topics:
-Perception, led by Lauren Stewart (PI): centered around music perception and cognition
-Action, led by Peter Vuust (PI, Director): centered around the processing of musical rhythms and the interaction between rhythm and motor behavior
-Emotion, led by Morten Kringelbach (PI): centered around the relationship between music and emotions, and how and why music brings pleasure
-Learning, led by Elvira Brattico (PI): centered around the effect of music training, expertise and individual traits
MIB is situated in the Danish Neuroscience Center at Health, AU allowing close interactions with residing clinicians, medical scientists and patient groups. This gives easy access to
MINDLab Core Experimental Facility with an impressive infrastructure providing an array of state‐of‐the‐art technologies (PET, MRI, MEG, EEG, tDCS, and TMS), and extensive support. MIB is furthermore affiliated with RAMA's music teaching programs of the highest national and international levels, training students as professional musicians and high‐level music teachers. AU provides an inspiring international research environment with excellent neuroscience facilities, and is consistently listed among the world's best 100 universities. Aarhus is a dynamic university city located on the Baltic coast in continental Denmark and surrounded by nature; it offers very high living standards, rich cultural and intellectual life, outdoor activities, excellent restaurant/nightlife scene, etc. Read more about MIB here: www.musicinthebrain.au.dk
We seek highly motivated persons with the following qualifications:
A master's degree (120 ECTS), typically in the field of neuroscience, psychology, engineering, medicine, musicology, or other relevant education.
A strong interest in the cognitive neuroscience of music and empirical research.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English).
Experience of conducting empirical research.
Confidence in dealing with participants, health professionals and the wider research team.
Strong collaborative skills as the successful candidates will join a large multidisciplinary research environment. Desirable:
Track record of publications.
Experience with statistical analysis of neuroimaging data modalities.
Expertise in computer programming and scripting (especially Matlab and/or C++).
Expertise with computers and operating systems (especially Linux).
Expertise in advanced statistical analysis.
Application: The application must consist of a statement of interest, highlighting your motivations for applying for the position (max 1 page), full CV and a short proposal for a study within the research area of MIB (maximum 2 pages). The application should be sent to Hella Kastbjerg (hella.kastbjerg <at> clin.au.dk) in a single PDF file by May 10th, 2016.
Additional information regarding this position can be obtained by contacting: Professor Peter Vuust, MIB, AU tel. +45 7846 1617, mail: pv <at> pet.auh.dk.
Formalities: Please note that the selected candidates will have to apply for and get approved for enrolment at the AU Graduate School of Health (http://talent.au.dk/phd/health/) in a separate procedure before officially starting as a PhD student. An enrolment at the Graduate School of Health requires a Danish Master's degree or similar relevant five‐year degree programme. Please note that if the Master's degree is less than 120 ECTS credit points, the applicant must have comprehensive research‐relevant activities.
Neuroimaging of Human Auditory Cognition and Communication: PhD position, Department of Psychology of the University of Zürich
A PhD position is available in the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab (http://www.psychology.uzh.ch/en/chairs/kaneuro.html) at the Department of Psychology of the University of Zürich (Switzerland). Starting date for the position is June 2016 or later. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Salary is according to the regulations of the University of Zurich.
Potential candidates are supposed to work on a project about the neural basis of auditory cognition and nonverbal auditory communication (i.e. neural processing of voices) using state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques.
The University of Zürich provides an excellent research environment at the Department of Psychology (www.psychology.uzh.ch/index.html) as well as a multidisciplinary and interactive neuroimaging environment in the Neuroscience Center Zürich (www.neuroscience.ethz.ch) that also includes research dedicated brain imaging facilities.
Applications and informal inquiries about the position should be sent to Prof. Sascha Frühholz (sascha.fruehholz <at> uzh.ch).
University of Oslo: Associate Professor Positions in Music Cognition
A position as Associate Professor in Music Cognition is jointly available at the Departments of Musicology and Psychology, University of Oslo.The music cognition position will be hosted within the Cognitive Neuroscience group, with a high research profile (evaluated by the Norwegian Research Council as “excellent”). The group’s research focuses on several aspects of cognition and brain function by using state-of-the-art technology in neuroimaging and eye-tracking as well as by study of clinical or special populations. Researchers from the two Departments have collaborated for several years, and we now seek to strengthen further the collaboration by jointly appointing an associate professor specializing in the area of music cognition. Applicants will need to be critically informed and pioneering in their research, with identified specializations in the field, and with a capacity to combine psychological and musicological perspectives and methods.The successful recipient of this post will be expected to undertake research at a high international standard, participate in teaching, supervision and students’ evaluation at all levels, while fulfilling administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the two Departments. As a joint position, the recipient is expected to share his or her working time equally between the two Departments, and initiate joint research projects and courses.
• PhD or equivalent academic qualifications within music psychology, musicology, psychology, neuroscience, or related topical areas
• Publications showing interdisciplinary research work in music psychology
• Knowledge of experimental methods
• Knowledge of music theory
• Pedagogical skills and qualifications in leadership and administration, see How to document your pedagogical skills
• Potential for project acquisition
• Personal suitability and motivation for the position
The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:
• Academic qualifications and production, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. A capacity for original and innovative work will be prioritized above quantitative productivity.
• A substantial track record of international peer-reviewed publications
• Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the Departments
• Pedagogical qualifications and a capacity to actively engage students
• Interest, ability and experience in management and administration
• Collaborative skills and willingness to initiate joint projects
• Experience with collaboration across established academic environments and ability to build international networks
• Skills within popular dissemination, public outreach and innovation
In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritized in this order. The selected candidates are expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to ‘strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation’.The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two year period.The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.
Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf format:
• Application letter describing qualifications
• Curriculum Vitae
• List of published and unpublished works
Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
Application deadline: 2 May 2016
Reference number: 2016/1776
Home page: http://www.hf.uio.no/imv/
Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
This will be a 1-year position (with potential to extend to 2 or 3 years) opening up later this year on the role of bottom-up and top-down neural processing during auditory scene analysis. The project uses psychophysics, event-related brain potentials (ERPs), functional mangentic resonance imaging (fMRI), and computational modeling, with the fMRI and modeling portions of the projects being done in collaboration with the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto and Johns Hopkins University.
For this position, we desire a recent Ph.D. recipient with excellent experimental and computer programming skills, and a promising track record of publications in Psychology, Speech and Hearing, Neuroscience, or another field related to the project. Specific experience with ERPs, fMRI, and/or advanced data analysis techniques (electromagnetic brain source analysis, time-frequency/spectral analysis, connectivity/coherence analysis) is desirable but not required.
Salary and benefits are competitive and start date is somewhat flexible. Any potential candidate can simply email me a brief statement of interest and a CV.
Music signal processing algorithm developers - Yousician, Helsinki, Finland
Yousician is looking for three music signal processing algorithm developers to join us in Helsinki, Finland. Applied research in our team covers a number of topics, including music transcription, audio-to-score alignment, acoustic modeling, musical score analysis, metrics data mining, and many others. Besides expertise in music analysis and machine learning, you'll need good programming skills and passion for music. Full job description can be found at:
Contact me directly for further details and refer to the above page on instructions on how to apply.
Deadline for applications is 1/31/2016
Thanks and best regards,
Yousician is a rapidly growing music education company with over 25 million users. Based in Helsinki, Finland, Yousician develops high-tech musical instrument learning software that gives users real-time feedback on how they play. Yousician combines the addictive features of computer games with music exercises to make the learning process easy, fun and motivating.
Yousician also develops the world's #1 guitar tuner app Guitar Tuna (iOS, Android) and has won numerous international business awards including WIRED's hottest Finnish startup, SXSW, Midem, Launch.edu, and educational awards such as Sunday Times 'Worlds best apps' or Best European Learning Game. Yousician believes that musicality can and should be as commonplace as literacy is today, and it is the company's declared mission to achieve this.
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, CNRS/Université Paris Descartes (1)
Dr. Ranka Bijeljac-Babic and Dr. Thierry Nazzi (CNRS – Université Paris Descartes) and Dr. Barbara Höhle (University Potsdam) have been awarded a research grant from a joint Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) program, to run a three year research program on Multilevel prosodic processing in a crosslinguistic perspective.
This grant has created the opportunity to appoint one Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, CNRS/Université Paris Descartes, working under the supervision of Dr. Ranka Bijeljac-Babic and Dr. Thierry Nazzi, and in collaboration with Dr. Barbara Höhle in Potsdam. You will be working alongside leading academics on a range of infant and adult psychology and cognitive neuroscience research projects involving infant and adult participants and a range of methods such as headturn preference procedure, intermodal preferential looking paradigm, eye-tracking, event-related potentials…
You will have a PhD in Experimental Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Physiology, Neuroscience or a related discipline.
Ideally, you will have a background in one of the specialist cognitive neuroscience areas such as language, developmental psychology, experimental psychology, electrophysiology. A strong background in experimental methods and statistical analyses is required, and you should be willing to learn new methods. Previous work with infants will be a plus (although some of the project will involve testing adults). The working languages of the Paris unit are French and English; the language for testing will be mainly French, though part of the project will involve bilingual French-German adults and infants.
The successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible after January 1st 2016, and the position is potentially for 1 year (potentially 2 years, to be confirmed). Salary will be in accordance with the French state regulated public service salary scale.
Please email your CV, a motivation letter, and two letters of recommendation to:ranka.bijeljac-babic <at> parisdescartes.fr and thierry.nazzi <at> parisdescartes.fr. The position will remain open until filled.
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, CNRS/Université Paris Descartes (2)
Dr. Thierry Nazzi (CNRS – Université Paris Descartes) and Dr. Hintat Cheung (Hong Kong Institute of Education) have been awarded a research grant from a joint Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) – Research Grants Council (RGC) program, to run a three-year research program on the role of consonants, vowels and tones in early lexical acquisition.
This grant has created the opportunity to appoint one Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, CNRS/Université Paris Descartes, working under the supervision of Dr. Thierry Nazzi, and in collaboration with Dr. Hintat Cheung in Hong Kong (a second postdoc is being hired in Hong Kong also, please ask if interested). You will be working alongside leading academics on a range of infant and adult psychology and cognitive neuroscience research projects involving infant and adult participants and a range of methods such as headturn preference procedure, intermodal preferential looking paradigm, eye-tracking, event-related potentials…
You will have a PhD in Experimental Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Physiology, Neuroscience or a related discipline.
Ideally, you will have a background in one of the specialist cognitive neuroscience areas such as language, developmental psychology, experimental psychology, electrophysiology. A strong background in experimental methods and statistical analyses is required, and you should be willing to learn new methods. Previous work with infants will be a plus (although some of the project will involve testing adults). The working languages of the Paris unit are French and English; the language for testing will be mainly French, though part of the project will involve bilingual French-Cantonese adults and infants. Some knowledge of Cantonese will be welcomed but is not obligatory.
The successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible after January 1st 2016, and the position is potentially for 3 years (initial contract for 1 year, renewable for 2 more years). Salary will be in accordance with the French state regulated public service salary scale.
Please email your CV, a motivation letter, and two letters of recommendation to:thierry.nazzi <at> parisdescartes.fr. The position will remain open until filled.
The Music Psychology Training unit (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) will take new students in September 2016. The program consists of two master's degree programmes
• Music, Mind & Technology
• Music Therapy
The degree programmes are taught in English, consist of 120 ECTS credits, require two academic years of full-time study, and are tuition free. The application period will be between December 1, 2015 and January 22, 2016. For further information, please visit: http://www.jyu.fi/mpt
MUSIC, MIND AND TECHNOLOGY (MMT) is an international master's degree programme that aims to:
• Acquaint you with the main areas of contemporary research into music perception and cognition
• Familiarize you with the methods and equipment used in various applications of music technology
• Provide you with the skills needed for designing, executing and reporting empirical investigations
• Supply you with the knowledge and skills needed for PhD studies.
• Application guidelines for MMT can be found at: https://www.jyu.fi/en/studywithus/programmes/music-mmt
MUSIC THERAPY (MT) is an international master's degree programme that aims to:
• Acquaint you with the main areas of contemporary music therapy and music psychotherapy research, theory and clinical practice - in particular on psychiatric and neurological perspectives
• Familiarize you with strategies, methods and equipment used in different clinical research designs
• Provide you with skills needed for designing, executing and reporting investigations
• Supply you with the knowledge and skills needed for PhD studies.
• Application guidelines for MT can be found at: https://www.jyu.fi/en/studywithus/programmes/music-mt
ABOUT THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT
The Music Department is a vibrant and international community of 300+ students and 40+ staff members. Located in Musica building at the historical Seminaarinmäki campus of the University of Jyväskylä, the department has world-class facilities for music research and education, including a recital hall, Studio Musica, music therapy clinic, and motion capture & EEG lab. The Music Department offers degrees in Musicology, Music Education, Music Therapy, and Music, Mind & Technology.
• State-paid tuition: Students who have been admitted to the International Master's Degree Programme at the University of Jyväskylä in spring 2016 and enroll in autumn 2016, will not be charged tuition fees during their studies. For more information about tuition fees please see at http://r.jyu.fi/9tC.
• For more information about the University of Jyväskylä, prospective international students should visit https://www.jyu.fi/en/studywithus
• Dr. Marc Thompson, senior lecturer (MMT): marc.thompson <at> jyu.fi
• Ass. Prof. Esa Ala-Ruona (Music Therapy): esa.ala-ruona <at> jyu.fi
• Anne-Riitta Vanhela (Departmental Coordinator): anne-riitta.vanhala <at> jyu.fi
Department of Music
PO. Box 35(M)
40014 University of Jyväskylä
PhD position Computational Neuroscience: Imperial College London
A PhD position is available as part of the Neurotechnology centre for doctoral training at Imperial College London, jointly supervised by Dan Goodman, Paul Chadderton, Claudia Clopath and in collaboration with Agnes Leger:
The title of the project is "Learning to hear with plasticity across multiple timescales", and it aims at understanding how the brain adapts and learns to cope with difficult listening situations (e.g. a crowded pub or restaurant), and applying this to developing new technology (e.g.
for speech recognition). It will involve (1) developing mathematical and computational models of hearing and neural adaptation and plasticity,
(2) experimental testing (including animal electrophysiology and human psychoacoustics), and (3) technology development for speech recognition, hearing aids and cochlear implants.
The candidate should be willing to learn experimental techniques (animal electrophysiology and/or human psychophysics), but is not required to have any previous experience.
The PhD programme is fully funded for four years, of which the first year is a taught MRes course. In addition to working within the centre, studying at Imperial College provides excellent opportunities for interacting with other theoretical and experimental researchers, both at Imperial (recently ranked 8th in the world in the QS world university
rankings) and in the many neuroscience groups in London.
Note that unfortunately funding for non-UK/EU residents is quite limited and there will therefore be stronger competition for these places.
For more details on this project, the centre, and how to apply:
MS and PhD programs in music technology, Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech is now accepting applications for the MS and PhD programs in music technology for matriculation in August 2016. All PhD students, and a limited number of MS students, receive graduate research assistantships that cover tuition and pay a competitive monthly stipend. The deadline for applications is January 10, 2016.
The MS in Music Technology is a two-year program that instills in students the theoretical foundation, technical skills, and creative aptitude to design the disruptive technologies that will enable new modes of music creation and consumption in a changing industry. Students take courses in areas such as music information retrieval, music perception and cognition, signal processing, interactive music, the history of electronic music, and technology ensemble. They also work closely with faculty on collaborative research projects and on their own MS project or thesis. Recent students in the program have worked and/or interned at companies such as Apple, Avid, Dolby, Bose, Gracenote, Rdio, Sennheiser, Ableton, Echo Nest, Pandora, Moog, and Smule, and gone on to PhD studies. Applicants are expected to have an undergraduate degree in music, computing, engineering, or a related discipline, and they should possess both strong musical and technical skills.
Students in the PhD program in Music Technology pursue individualized research agendas in close collaboration with faculty in areas such as interactive music, robotic musicianship, music information retrieval, digital signal processing, mobile music, network music, and music education, focusing on conducting and disseminating novel research with a broad impact. PhD students are also trained in research methods, teaching pedagogy, and an interdisciplinary minor field as they prepare for careers in academia, at industry research labs, or in their own startup companies. PhD applicants are expected to hold a Masters degree in music technology or from an allied field, such as computing, music, engineering, or media arts and sciences. All PhD applicants must demonstrate mastery of core masters-level material covered in Music Technology, including music theory, performance, composition, and/or analysis; music information retrieval; digital signal processing and synthesis; interactive music systems design; and music cognition.
Both the MS and PhD programs are housed within the School of Music at Georgia Tech, in close collaboration with the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT). The GTCMT is an international center for creative and technological research in music, focusing on the development and deployment of innovative musical technologies that transform the ways in which we create and experience music. Its mission is to provide a collaborative framework for committed students, faculty, and researchers from all across campus to apply their musical, technological, and scientific creativity to the development of innovative artistic and technological artifacts.
Core faculty in the music technology program include Gil Weinberg (robotic musicianship, mobile music, and sonification), Jason Freeman (participatory and collaborative systems, education, and composition), Alexander Lerch (music information retrieval and digital signal processing), Timothy Hsu (acoustics), Frank Clark (multimedia and network music), and Chris Moore (recording and production).
More information on the MS program is at: http://www.music.gatech.edu/academics/graduate/overview
More information on the PhD program is at: http://www.music.gatech.edu/academics/phd/overview
More information on the GTCMT is at: http://www.gtcmt.gatech.edu
To apply, please visit: http://www.gradadmiss.gatech.edu/apply/
To contact us, please visit: http://www.gtcmt.gatech.edu/contact-us