Adaptive sensorimotor learning in speech production.
The Laboratory for Speech Physiology and Motor Control in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington (Project P.I.: Ludo Max, Ph.D.) is inviting applications for a post-doctoral position focusing on speech sensorimotor learning in healthy subjects. The successful candidate will use primarily speech sensorimotor adaptation paradigms (with perturbations applied to the auditory feedback or mechanical forces applied to the jaw by a robotic device) to investigate aspects of learning and control in healthy adults and children. Opportunities and facilities are available to also contribute to studies of speech and limb sensorimotor learning and control in adults and children who stutter. The position is for two years (with second-year funding contingent upon performance and productivity during year 1), with a preferred starting date in the Summer of 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in cognitive/behavioral neuroscience, motor control, kinesiology, biomedical engineering, psychology, communication disorders/speech science, and related fields, are encouraged to apply. Salary will be determined using NIH standards based on experience. We seek a candidate with excellent verbal and written communication skills who is strongly motivated and has computer programming experience (the lab relies heavily on MATLAB, R, Psyscope/Psychtoolbox). For more information, please contact Ludo Max, Ph.D. (e-mail: LudoMax@uw.edu). Applications can be submitted to the same e-mail address. Interested candidates should submit (a) a cover letter describing their research experiences, interests, and goals, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) the names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references, and (d) reprints of relevant journal publications.