Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Grant MacEwan University - Edmonton, AB

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A full-time postdoctoral researcher position is available in the Child Development Laboratory at Grant MacEwan University. The candidate will have a key role in developing a project seeking to examine how movement can be used to enhance the musical skills of deaf children with cochlear implants. The link between action and perception may be an important route to optimize time and rhythm perception in these children. Experiments will involve developing novel behavioural measures of children’s movement and performance in music perception tasks.

Postdoctoral research assistant (Available immediately to May 31, 2013).

The candidate must have a PhD (or evidence of near completion) in Psychology, Audiology/Hearing Sciences, Computer Science, Music, or related field. Experience with developmental research (e.g. on children, or clinical populations) and a keen interest in perception (e.g. hearing, music, or movement) are desirable. The candidate should possess an advanced ability to learn and apply computer software and technology for various applications (e.g. statistics, motion capture and analysis). Involvement in all research-related tasks is also expected including: assistance with recruiting and testing of participants, set-up of experiments, writing, analysis, and dissemination of findings. Opportunities for involvement in other ongoing projects in the laboratory are also available.

Salary will be commensurate with SSHRC postdoctoral rates for the duration of employment. This research project is funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant. For further information, please contact the principal investigator.

To apply, please send (1) a cover letter detailing your experience and interests, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) prints of published papers (or writing sample of academic work), and (4) contact information of three referees by e-mail to:

Tara Vongpaisal, PhD (Principal Investigator)
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Grant MacEwan University
E-mail: VongpaisalT[at]
Phone: 780-633-3309