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Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Eriksholm Research Center
Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Eriksholm Research Centre, Oticon A/S - Assessment of cognitive benefits of idealized hearing aid steering.

The Eriksholm Research Centre, situated in Snekkersten, Denmark, is seeking to fill a vacant position of a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Eriksholm Research Centre is part of Oticon A/S, and situated in Snekkersten, Denmark.

Learn more about Eriksholm Research Centre: www.eriksholm.com  

The position is supported by a grant from the Swedish Research Council. It is a full-time position (37 hours/week) available from 01.03.2019, or when we have found the right candidate. The duration is initially 24 months with a possibility for extension dependent on funding being secured. Salary will be according to qualifications and experience.

The main part of the research work will be carried out at the Eriksholm Research Centre, Denmark. The position has strong collaboration links to Linköping University in Sweden, therefore, travel to Linköping for research purposes is expected.

About the position
We are seeking a Post Doc researcher who has a broad scientific competence and an interest in applied research. The area of interest for the position is that of electrophysiological measures of speaker segregation benefits in relation to hearing impairment and hearing impairment compensation.

Beyond the benefit in speech intelligibility, it has been established that the use of effective hearing aid technology can ease the use of cognitive resources. Studies carried out by the group have shown that effective noise reduction schemes have a positive impact in memory recall and redistributing the mobilization of listening effort as measured via pupillometry.

However, there is a need for evidence on the impact of hearing aid processing on the speaker segregation processes carried out by the brain under multiple speaker scenarios. Recent literature shows conflicting evidence that the brains of people with hearing impairment can effectively segregate a speech stream of interest from competing streams.

The objective for this project is to devise an electrophysiological test framework, whereby, with the use of EEG, the cognitive benefits of idealized hearing compensation schemes under noisy and multiple speaker scenarios could be measured.  The project is envisaged to investigate whether certain types of signal processing can enhance neural speech tracking by the users’ brains.

The project includes studies on normal-hearing and hearing-impaired subjects taken from the patient pool at the Eriksholm Clinic.

Your background
You hold a PhD degree (or equivalent research experience) in either auditory neuroscience, experimental psychology and audiology, cognitive science, physics, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related discipline, who have an excellent research and publication record.

You have a strong interest in interdisciplinary and application-oriented work, familiarity with subjective listening experiments, as well as good English language skills is required. Statistical analysis software, Audio Signal Processing and Electrophysiological signal processing skills are higly desired. Apart from initiating cutting-edge research leading to journal publications, the experienced researcher is expected to be a part of the research group at Eriksholm and Oticon.

Want to join the Eriksholm Research Centre?
If this opportunity appeals to you, then submit your application as soon as possible and no later than 1st of February 2019. Please be aware that we are holding interviews on a continuous basis, so do not hesitate submitting your application.

Please include the following documents: Letter of motivation; CV; a list publications; copies of University diplomas and transcripts; 2 -3 references (if possible - we will not contact them).

If you would like to know more about the position, you are welcome to contact professor Thomas Lunner on the following e-mail: thlu@eriksholm.com or phone: +45 4829 8918

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