ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN NEUROSCIENCE OF AUDITION & SPEECH

Employer
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 16, 2022

Job Details

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

IN

NEUROSCIENCE OF AUDITION & SPEECH

AT

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON

As part of our new and expanding Texas Institute of Restorative Neurotechnologies (TIRN), at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth – https://www.uth.edu), we invite applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in the Neuroscience of Audition & Speech.

We are looking for candidates who are interested in questions regarding auditory processing, audio-motor transformations, and/or speech processing in cortical language regions using systems-level approaches and computational methods (e.g., machine learning). We are interested in individuals who currently use or are interested in multimodal integration approaches using fMRI, DTI, brain mapping by direct cortical stimulation, electro-corticography, and MEG. Access to a 3T research only MRI scanner, a MEG scanner, and to a very busy epilepsy surgery program performing intracranial implants and resections on a regular basis, will be provided.

This position is part of an initiative at UTHealth focused on expanding expertise in language processing and computation. Collaborations with other auditory/language experts within UTHealth as well as with other institutions locally and around the country, will be encouraged.

The successful candidate will be situated in either the Department of Neurosurgery (https://med.uth.edu/neurosurgery) or the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy (https://med.uth.edu/nba/), and may also be cross-appointed at Rice University.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to create and sustain an independent research program, including planning, supervising and directing language-based research. This includes the development of study design, data collection, data analysis, results interpretation, manuscript writing and grant proposal preparation. The candidate will have the opportunity to train and supervise undergraduate, graduate and MD/PhD students at UTHealth and Rice University.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related field (post-doctoral experience preferred). A record of verifiable and published research, the potential to obtain extramural, peer-reviewed funding, and excellent teamwork and communication skills are also required.

HOW TO APPLY:  Please write to nitin.tandon@uth.tmc.edu with your curriculum vita, a cover letter describing qualifications and career goals, a research statement, and contact information for three referees. A formal application will also need to be submitted through UTHealth’s online system for requisition number 21000339 (http://p.rfer.us/UTH8.YCIW).

SALARY: Highly competitive, dependent upon qualifications and experience. Start-up packages will be provided commensurate with seniority level.

UTHEALTH BENEFITS: UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website:

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/benefits-summary.htm

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

Company

Welcome to the functional and structural neuro-imaging and intra-cranial electrophysiology lab in the neurological surgery department at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. This lab focuses on the study of cognitive functions using imaging and invasive electrophysiology. We are particularly interested in higher cognitive functions, including language, memory and executive control. We study these processes in normal humans and in patients undergoing resection for epilepsy or brain tumors. Diffusion tractography, functional MRI and behavioral testing are carried out prior to and after resections. In many patients, we also study cortical processes using intracranial electro-physiologic techniques. These electrocortico-graphic and cortical stimulation data are also compared with the functional and structural imaging data to better delineate the network underlying these disseminated cognitive operations.
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