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Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas
Date Posted 09/01/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job Type
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Job Posting Title:

Postdoctoral Fellow


Hiring Department:

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Aug 31, 2021





Job Description:

The postdoctoral fellow will study brain processing of natural speech in the presence of noise. Our approaches include computational methods (neural networks, linear/nonlinear regression models, encoding/decoding), electrophysiology (scalp EEG and intracranial EEG), and fMRI.


Job Details:

General Notes

This is a one-year contract to begin a collaborative project with the Huth Lab on brain processing of natural sounds using scalp EEG and fMRI, with the potential for extension based on performance and available funding.


  • Behavioral data collection for naturalistic speech listening experiments
  • Data collection of EEG and/or fMRI, or overseeing data collection with graduate students
  • Analysis of EEG/fMRI data in collaboration with a team of graduate students and PI(s)
  • Writing manuscripts and presenting work at scientific conferences

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a strong quantitative background (time series analysis, regression models) and ability to code in python or MATLAB (though python will be used for most projects). All candidates must hold a PhD within the last 3 years by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in scalp EEG and/or fMRI strongly preferred, though related work in other electrophysiology methods will also be considered. A PhD in neuroscience, computer science, cognitive science, psychology, bioengineering, communication disorders, or other related fields is suggested.

Salary Range

$55,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

Standard office conditions

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Please make sure you meet all the required qualifications and you can perform all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

This position is not eligible for a retirement plan.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197.

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