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Postdoctoral fellowship (full time)
with focus on listening experiences in late-life vision impairment

Updated: Nov 4, 2021

The Auditory Aging lab at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest has an opportunity for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with focus on listening experiences in late-life vision impairment, supervised by Dr. Björn Herrmann and Dr. Amanda Grenier. The successful applicant will help launch the newly funding SSHRC projects, build community contacts, and use interviews and other qualitative methods to study how older adults with late-life acquired vision impairment experience and engage with auditory media such as spoken stories, podcasts, and audiobooks. The fellow may further have the opportunity to develop other projects depending on their skills, interests, and interactions with other lab members. This may include, for example, studying disengagement from listening and associated social consequences in older adults with hearing impairment.

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:

  • Establishing community relationships

  • Working with people with sensory disabilities

  • Qualitative research, e.g., interviews

  • Data analysis using state-of-the-art methodologies

  • Dissemination of research results, including publications, conference presentations, public outreach, etc.

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in psychology, social work, gerontology, disability studies, hearing or vision science, or similar social sciences or health studies

  • Advanced knowledge and skills in qualitative methods and analysis

  • Experience working with marginalized or vulnerable populations

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in an inter-disciplinary team

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 25th of November.

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