Research Associate

University College London - UCL Ear Institute

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. 

A Research Associate post is available from the 3rd January 2017 to the 29th December 2017 at the UCL Ear Institute, one of the world’s leading hearing research centers.

The post-holder will set up and run psychoacoustical experiments that aim to characterize the perception of low-frequency and infrasound, and to explore the pathways of its sensation, including the mechanical vibration pattern within the cochlea. In consultation with the principle investigator, the successful candidate will be responsible for this part of the project and is expected to conduct this research in relative independence, from subject recruitment to the dissemination activities.

The successful applicant must hold a PhD and is expected to have a proven track record in auditory research from the initiation of the research to completion of the research manuscript. The post holder must be competent in psychophysical measurement techniques, ideally with respect to psychoacoustics. Knowledge in the perception of low-frequency and infrasound and insight into the workings of the cochlea are desirable. This post would suit someone with an educational background in engineering or physics, as in addition to experimental skills, a solid knowledge in acoustics, and programming skills in Matlab are required.

Funded by the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR), the post-holder will contribute to the project ‘Metrology for modern hearing assessment and protecting public health from emerging noise sources’ (Ears II). Ears II is a collaborative programme of work with various European metrological institutes, as well as, several academic and industrial partners. The research area of the programme in which the post-holder will be active aims to understand the impact of the increasing number of low-frequency and infrasound sources in domestic and work environments on human well-being and health.

UCL vacancy reference : 1592515.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Dr Torsten Marquardt ( ). If your query is regarding the application process please contact Veronia McConochie ( )

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

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