RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE24/10/2019 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONBelgium › Leuven
TYPE OF CONTRACTPermanent
HOURS PER WEEK38
Abstract of research project
Participating in spoken conversation constitutes a multitasking situation with concurrent demands on sensorimotor (auditory, postural) and cognitive functioning (storing and retrieving content in and out of memory). As aging affects multisensory integration and cognitive control, these higher-order processes are likely to put accumulating constraints on listening as we grow older. However, little is known about the interplay of listening and postural control, and its potential importance for the treatment of age-related hearing impairment (presbycusis) calls for scientific attention. In this project we investigate the interplay between postural control and auditory (temporal) processing under ecologically relevant listening conditions in persons with different degrees of presbycusis using electrophysiological and behavioral outcome measures
You are responsible for
leading your research project (under the supervision of the principal investigators)
performing empirical research in human (middle-aged and older)
participating in meetings, in seminars and conferences
Funding is available for 4 years. However you will also be required to apply for personal grants
- Master Logopedische en Audiologische Wetenschappen, Master Psychology, or equivalent
- profound interest in aging auditory system and psychology
- fond of reading, strong commitment to basic and applied clinical research
- good grades in statistics
- good communication skills in spoken and written English, team player
- good communication skills in (spoken) Dutch
For more information please contact Prof. dr. Astrid van Wieringen, tel.: +32 16 33 04 78, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Prof. dr. Ralf Krampe, tel.: +32 16 32 61 04, mail: email@example.com.
You can apply for this job no later than 24/10/2019 via the online application tool
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EURAXESS offer ID: 439844
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