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Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Connecticut in Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
Date Posted 03/20/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is pleased to invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences. 
The full-time postdoctoral position will be under the supervision of Drs. Erika Skoe and Emily Myers in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Connecticut. The postdoc will work as part of a collaborative team on an NSF-funded project examining the neural basis of categorical perception of speech. The project will combine EEG-based and MRI-based methods to study individual differences at multiple levels of the neural processing stream in a diverse population of young adults. The candidate will be involved in all aspects of the project including data collection, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation.  The position has a negotiable start date.
The initial appointment is one year and renewable for up to three years total, with preference given to those who can commit to at least two years in the position.
The position includes opportunities for professional development and interdisciplinary training, as well as the opportunity to be part of the large and vibrant community of language researchers at the University of Connecticut.
Founded in 1881, the UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state's flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.
Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders, psychology, neuroscience, or related fields; expertise in MRI and/or EEG data collecting and processing; strong evidence of research in speech, language, or hearing sciences; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills.
Programming experience in R or MatLAB, multivariate imaging analysis techniques, strong computational skills, experience with clinical audiological methods.
This is a full-time, 12-month position with an anticipated start date of July 1st. The successful candidate's academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. 
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495092 and upload a resumecover letter, a brief statement of research interests (one page) and contact information for two (2) professional references
Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis. Applications received prior to April 1st will be given full consideration for a July 1, 2021 start date.  If you have questions about the position, please email Erika Skoe (Erika.Skoe@uconn.edu) and Emily Myers (emily.myers@uconn.edu). For more information regarding the Department of SLHS please visit the department website at https://slhs.uconn.edu/.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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