The Department of Psychology at the University of York is seeking a Research Project Coordinator from 1 June 2018 to contribute to a 2-year ESRC-funded project in the area of speech perception and cognitive listening. The purpose of the project is to understand the effect of cognitive load and dual-tasking on low-level speech and-non-speech perception. Data collection will be based on perceptual methods and auditory psychophysical tests.
The successful candidate will provide support to the research project, undertake research work within the overall programme, and assist with the day to day operation of the project. He/She will be responsible for auditory stimulus creation, participant recruitment, data collection, and data analysis. He/she will assist in designing the experiments, interpreting data, and disseminating results.
Candidates should have a good first degree or Master's degree in speech and hearing science or psycholinguistics.
A good command of experimental designs in cognitive science and statistical analysis is essential. Experience in psychophysics (including programming psychophysical experiments), psycholinguistics, and/or speech perception is highly desirable, as is experience of writing up scientific results. The project will be carried out in the laboratory of Professor Sven Mattys at York.
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