Postdoctoral fellowship (full time)
with focus on auditory cognitive neuroscience

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

The Auditory Aging lab at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest has an opportunity for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with focus on auditory cognitive neuroscience, supervised by Dr. Björn Herrmann. The successful applicant will use behavioral/psychophysical methods, EEG/MEG, functional neuroimaging (fMRI), and/or qualitative methods (e.g., interviews) in younger and older adults to study how sound, particularly (but not exclusively) speech, is processed by the brain, and how cognitive challenges may impact these processes. The fellow will further have the opportunity to develop other projects depending on their skills, interests, and interactions with other lab members.

The fellowship will start in the beginning of 2022 (flexible; but early start date preferred) and offers ample opportunity for collaborations both within the institute and with other researchers in Toronto. The Rotman Research Institute (RRI) is a premier international centre for the study of human brain function. The RRI is committed to advancing knowledge of healthy aging and age-related brain disorders, such as dementia, stroke, and sensory loss, by building on its foundational strengths in cognitive neuroscience and its leadership in the innovative use of informatics, electrophysiology, and neuroimaging technologies.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Experimental design, data collection and analysis, manuscript preparation

  • Behavioural studies, including eye-tracking

  • Multimodal functional neuroimaging, including EEG, MEG, and/or fMRI

  • Data analysis using advanced, multivariate statistical tools applied to EEG, MEG, or fMRI data

  • Dissemination of research results (e.g., publications, conferences, public outreach)

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, hearing science, physiology, electrical engineering, or similar fields

  • Advanced quantitative and computer skills, including the ability to use Matlab, Python, or any other programming language that enables experiment design and data analysis

  • Experience recruiting and testing research participants

  • Experience with EEG, MEG, or fMRI data collection and analysis

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, or persons of any gender identity or gender expression.


Instructions about how to apply can be found under Baycrest's job postings.

Deadline is the 12th of November.