Positions Available in the EPL Neural Coding Group

Postdoc in Auditory Neuroscience and Cochlear Implants: Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School

The Delgutte laboratory is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to participate in studies of neural coding and plasticity aimed at improving the perception of binaural cues with cochlear implants.  The studies will characterize how neural and behavioral sensitivity to binaural cues in animal models depends on the timing and duration of deafness and test whether binaural processing in deaf animals can be improved by chronic electric stimulation through cochlear implants.  The laboratory uses state-of-the art techniques for neural recording in awake preparations and quantitative analysis and modeling of neural data.

The Delgutte laboratory is part of the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories (EPL) at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a collaborative association of 20 NIH-funded investigators studying an exceptionally broad range of topics in hearing and deafness.  The EPL provide an outstanding interdisciplinary training environment within an active clinical setting. EPL researchers and their trainees have academic ties to the Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Candidates should be independent thinkers looking forward to performing challenging experiments in a collaborative and interdisciplinary setting.  They should have a PhD degree in neuroscience, bioengineering or related discipline and demonstrated interest in the auditory system. Experience with some of the following techniques is a plus: neurophysiological recordings, behavioral training of animals, stimulation with cochlear implants, quantitative analysis of neural data, and histological processing of brain and cochlear tissue. 

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, one page statement of research interests, and the names of two referees to Bertrand_Delgutte@meei.harvard.edu. 

Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.