The SPACE lab at Duke University (PI: Jennifer Groh) is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow. Our research involves the spatial coordination of vision and hearing across eye movements. This position will involve studying the properties and functional role of eye movement-related eardrum oscillations or EMREOs. EMREOs are small sounds made by the brain via the ear’s motor actuators (middle ear muscles, outer hair cells) and were discovered by our group in 2018 (Gruters, Murphy PNAS). We hypothesize that this signal plays a role in linking auditory and visual space. Current work focuses on the mechanisms and functional significance of this phenomenon and involves testing in normal humans, human clinical populations, and monkeys. Recent findings can be found here, here, and here.
We are especially interested in hearing from candidates who see themselves as eventually launching an independent research program for which this training would provide a strong boost. A completed PhD in neuroscience or a related field is required prior to the start date (target: spring-summer-fall 2023). Previous experience working with a non-human species is a plus.
For more information or to apply, send resume, cover letter, and a list of references via email to Dr. Jennifer Groh (Depts of Psychology and Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering) as soon as possible. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Contact info: Jennifer Groh, email@example.com Lab web site: www.duke.edu/~jmgroh