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Sun Feb 05 2012

Jobs: Psycholinguistics: PhD Positions, University of York

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        1.     Sven Mattys , Psycholinguistics: PhD Positions, University of York, United Kingdom


Message 1: Psycholinguistics: PhD Positions, University of York, United Kingdom
Date: 05-Feb-2012
From: Sven Mattys <sven.mattysbris.ac.uk>
Subject: Psycholinguistics: PhD Positions, University of York, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of York
Department: Psychology
Job Location: York, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.york.ac.uk/psychology/
Job Rank: PhD Positions

Specialty Areas: Psycholinguistics; Cognitive Psychology; Hearing Science


Description:

2 PhD studentships in the Department of Psychology at the University of
York, UK, under the supervision of Professor Sven Mattys

Topic: Speech recognition in adverse conditions

The studentships are funded by the Marie Curie Foundation through an
Initial Training Network (ITN) called 'Investigating Speech Processing In
Realistic Environments' (INSPIRE,
http://www.ru.nl/clst/projects/speech/INSPIRE/). The network consists of
10 European research institutes and 7 associated non-academic partners.
The senior researchers in the network are academics in psychology,
computer science, engineering, linguistics, hearing science, as well as
R&D scientists from leading businesses in acoustics and hearing
instruments, and ENT specialists.

In an attempt to stimulate international cooperation and mobility, each PhD
candidate will spend a portion of his/her training time at another academic
site within the network and at one of the industrial or clinical sites.

The PhD candidates will carry out an individual research project related to
one of the following two topics, broadly construed:

(1) Effect of noise on phonetic processing vs. lexical-semantic integration.
Main host: Prof. Sven Mattys (Sven.Mattysbris.ac.uk), Department of
Psychology, University of York, UK (http://www.york.ac.uk/psychology/).
Second host: Dr. Odette Scharenborg (Odette.Scharenborgmpi.nl), Max
Planck Institute, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (http://www.mpi.nl/).

(2) Measuring cognitive effort during speech recognition in noise.
Main host: Prof. Sven Mattys (Sven.Mattysbris.ac.uk), Department of
Psychology, University of York, UK (http://www.york.ac.uk/psychology/).
Second host: Prof. Torsten Dau (tdaelektro.dtu.dk), Department of
Electrical Engineering, Hearing Systems Group, Technical University of
Denmark, Denmark (http://www.dtu.dk/centre/hea/English.aspx).

Eligibility:
- Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK but should not have
resided or performed their main research activity in the UK for more than
12 months within the 3 years immediately preceding the start date.
- Applicants must be within four years (full-time equivalent) of the end of
the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctoral
degree either in their home country or in the UK.
- Applicants should have a strong undergraduate or Masters degree in
psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, hearing science or related field.
Excellent numerical skills and a good command of English are essential.
Experience with testing software, script writing, and speech editing is
desirable. Applicants should be willing to work temporarily in at least one
other country within the INSPIRE network.

How to Apply:
Applications should be sent directly to Professor Mattys
(sven.mattysbris.ac.uk). Applications should include a CV, university
transcripts, names and e-mail addresses of two academic referees, and a
2-page cover letter summarising your research interests, your relevance to
this particular project, and your fit with the goals of the INSPIRE network.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Start date: 1 October 2012
PhD duration: 3 years

Application Deadline: 30-Mar-2012

Email Address for Applications: sven.mattysbris.ac.uk
Contact Information:
Prof. Sven Mattys
Email: sven.mattysbris.ac.uk


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