Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Sussex - School of Psychology

Full time, Fixed term for 3 years

Expected start date 01/03/2017

Applications are invited for a 3 year Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with Dr David Reby on a BBSRC funded project studying “How dogs hear us: human voice perception by domestic dogs”. The research will involve preparing, conducting and publishing the results of behavioural experiments investigating how dogs perceive and respond to the different components of human vocal signals.  The research work will involve testing privately owned domestic dogs, as well as shelter, police or assistance dogs. It is expected that the successful applicant will have a strong theoretical and practical background in animal behaviour and animal cognition and be competent and comfortable working with domestic dogs. Excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with dog owners or trainers are essential and experience in the areas of bioacoustics and/or speech sciences is a distinct advantage.

Informal enquiries may be made to David Reby ( Further information about the School of Psychology can be found at, and an overview of PI’s research activity is available at

For full details and how to apply see

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