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Research position- speech perception/cochlear implants

Mario A. Svirsky msvirsky at iupui.edu
Sat Jun 5 00:05:36 EST 1999

POSITION OFFERED: Research Coordinator

NIH-funded, recently started, highly innovative research project seeks
person to help conduct studies of speech perception by cochlear implant
users.  Duties include recruiting, screening, testing and retaining
study participants; administering test battery which includes
standardized and non-standardized speech perception tests and
psychophysical tests; performing hardcopy and computer entry of subject
data, and verifying the integrity of the data; assist in analyzing data
and preparing graphs and manuscripts for presentation and publication.
The work is interdisciplinary in nature, with participation by speech
and hearing scientists, physicians, engineers, audiologists,
speech-language pathologists and audiologists.  Our team collaborates
with investigators at several other top institutions, both national and

QUALIFICATIONS:  A bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in
audiology, speech pathology, experimental psychology or related field
are required.  Master’s degree in audiology, speech-language pathology
or psychology preferred.  Good background in auditory testing (both
psychophysics and speech perception) is desired.  Good patient
interaction skills, organizational skills, the ability to work
independently, good written and oral communication skills and past
research experience are also desired.  Good computer skills are very
important. In particular, knowledge of Windows (preferably 95 or 98),
Microsoft Word or WordPerfect, programs for making graphs, and basic
statistics are desired.  Previous experience programming cochlear
implants is a plus, and so is some knowledge of acoustic phonetics.

This is a permanent, full-time position (although less than full time
will be considered if necessary), with competitive salary (dependent on
qualifications) and benefits including health and dental insurance, paid
vacation, tuition assistance, disability and life insurance, etc.

Please send your resume to Mario Svirsky, Indiana University School of
Medicine, Dept. of Otolaryngology-HNS, 702 Barnhill Dr., RR-044,
Indianapolis, IN 46202 or to msvirsky at iupui.edu

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