Postdoctoral Fellow - Tinnitus Testing and Discovery
University of Connecticut - School of Medicine
April 2, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic / Research
We are recruiting a talented postdoctoral fellow to assist in an exciting new project to develop an objective electrophysiological test for tinnitus. Currently, no such test is available for human or animal subjects, but its development would facilitate tinnitus diagnosis, quantification, and the development of new treatments. This project is funded by a Hearing and Balance Research Award from the Department of Defense office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. Both military and civilian populations will benefit from this research. The project will use drug-induced and noise-induced animal models of tinnitus in which we will investigate the hallmarks of tinnitus with deep-brain, multi-channel recording in the auditory brainstem and with recordings of sound-evoked potentials from surface electrodes. An animal model of impulse noise-induced tinnitus also will be developed in conjunction with the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton CT. As evoked-potential methods are developed, they will be tested in human subjects. Participation in any or all components of the project is possible.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Oliver by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and send a cover letter (describing research experience, career goals, and interest in the position), CV, and the contact information for three individuals that will provide letters of recommendation. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled.
Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Neuroscience, Audiology, Psychology, or Biomedical Engineering or the equivalent.
Preference will be given to candidates that can take a leadership role in one or more facets of the project. Expertise is highly desirable in:
Behavioral neuroscience since it is necessary to use behavioral methods to screen animals for the presence of tinnitus prior to electrophysiological testing.
Multi-channel recordings and its analysis especially in the auditory system
Computer programming since we will create new code for sound stimulation and evoked potential recordings. Previous experience programming TDT bioacoustic processers is preferred.
Performing electrophysiological tests in human subjects especially when combined with programming and analysis of evoked potential recordings.
Additional Salary Information: NIH scale
Internal Number: 2018-1
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