We are looking for a highly motivated young scientist to join the O-Lab, led by Prof. Tobias Overath, in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. Work in our lab investigates how sounds, from simple sinusoids to complex speech signals, are processed in the brain, using a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging methods (fMRI, EEG, ECoG) to track the underlying neural processes. Current projects investigate the transformation from acoustic to linguistic analysis of temporal speech structure, online measures of statistical learning, as well as optimization of cochlear implant coding strategies.
Interested candidates should have received an undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or a related field by Summer 2018. Familiarity with signal processing, fMRI, M/EEG, or related experimental techniques is a plus, as is advanced knowledge of at least one programing language (preferably Matlab). Admission is possible via the Psychology and Neuroscience Graduate Program (https://psychandneuro.duke.edu/graduate), or via the Cognitive Neuroscience Admitting Program (CNAP, https://dibs.duke.edu/centers/ccn/graduate-cnap). The application deadline is December 1, 2017!
Duke University provides a vibrant, highly connected scientific environment, with many associated departments and interdisciplinary initiatives (e.g. Departments of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering; the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, or the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center).
Please contact Tobias Overath (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.