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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume.  The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Auditory Prosthesis Perception and Psychophysics Laboratory at the University of Michigan, Kresge Hearing Research Institute is seeking applicants for a Research Fellow to join our program of innovative research directed toward improving speech perception in adult cochlear implant recipients. 

The overarching goal of our work is to examine the importance of biological mechanisms underlying electrical hearing and use this knowledge to improve speech recognition in quiet and noisy environments.  Our work includes unique, cutting-edge research in cochlear-implanted guinea pigs, mice, and humans using psychophysical and electrophysiological measures.  In parallel, we use gene therapy procedures, genetic modifications, and histological measures in animals, and speech-recognition measures, CT imaging, and cognitive assessments in humans to give a more complete understanding of the health of the cochlea and its functional implications for our research subjects. 

For the current position, we seek individuals who will be primarily responsible for conducting research in human subjects.  However, our laboratory is highly collaborative and there is potential for involvement in animal research as well.

Our laboratory is part of the Kresge Hearing Research Institute (KHRI) in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan Medical School.  We have a large and active clinical cochlear implant population; close to 3,000 patients have been implanted in our program to date.

Laboratory website:  https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/khri/faculty-labs/labs/pfingst-laboratory

Required Qualifications*

  • Au.D. and/or Ph.D. in Audiology, Speech and Hearing Science or closely related disciplines.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Ability to work independently, but demonstrating strong collaborative and organizational skills.

  • Research and/or clinical experience with cochlear implants.

Additional Information

This is a term-limited position. 

Background Screening

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.