POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN ACOUSTIC COMMUNICATION / AUDITORY NEUROETHOLOGY
Animal Communication Lab (PI: Mark Bee)
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Duties/Responsibilities: A position for a postdoctoral associate is
available to use behavioral, neurophysiological, and/or modeling approaches
to study hearing and sound communication in North American treefrogs. The
aim of this NIH-funded project is to investigate the mechanisms underlying
sound source segregation in noisy social environments. More specifically,
the project investigates how the frog auditory system exploits various
spatial, temporal, and spectral cues to segregate behaviorally relevant
communication signals from background noise and overlapping signals in
multi-source social environments. The postdoctoral associate will interact
regularly with the PI, graduate students, and other behavioral biologists
and hearing scientists associated with the University of Minnesota's
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, the Department of
Psychology, the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing, and the Graduate
Program in Neuroscience. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2010,
and continue until the position is filled.
Required Qualifications: A PhD in behavioral biology, psychology,
neuroscience, physics (signal processing) or related discipline is required.
The candidate should have demonstrated competence in conducting research in
one or more of these disciplines.
Preferred Qualifications: A strong background in animal acoustic
communication, neuroethology, psychoacoustics, or auditory neuroscience is
preferred. Familiarity with methods for synthesizing, editing, and analyzing
sounds and data acquisition and analysis with Matlab is desirable, as is
familiarity with the use of Tucker-Davis System III hardware and related
(1) Go to www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html
(2) Search for Requisition #168549.
(3) Follow instructions to submit your application online before October 15,