• Post Doctoral Associate Cochlear Implant Research

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 6 months ago(10/26/2018 5:26 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The individual assuming this post-doctoral research position will conduct a newly NIH funded multi-center project using pre-surgical MRI to predict future speech and language in children with cochlear implants. THE INITIAL APPOINTMENT FOR THIS POSITION IS TWO YEARS. The long term goal of our research is to improve outcomes by developing custom therapy based upon neural markers. This position is assigned to the Cochlear Implant Program research group of Dr Nancy Young at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children’s) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The cochlear implant program at Lurie Children’s performs over 100 implant surgeries annually.  This project is being conducted in collaboration with Dr. Patrick Wong at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (http://brain.cuhk.edu.hk). The position is based at Lurie Children’s Hospital in downtown Chicago.


    1. Coordinate a large scale study with different stakeholders across clinical and research units within and outside of Lurie Children’s
    2. Develop her/his own research projects using available clinical and research resources at Lurie, Northwestern University and their international collaborators
    3. Analyze data, prepare manuscripts and presentations at local, national and international venues.
    4. Other job functions as assigned. 


    1. An ideal candidate should have experience in clinical audiology and/or speech language pathology and some familiarity with human neuroimaging (eg MRI, EEG, fNIRS)
    2. A level of knowledge normally acquired through the completion of a Ph.D.
    3. Possess an excellent command of the English language; medical and scientific terminology is required.
    4. Organizational skills: Ability to establish priorities and react promptly to a large variety of requests and needs, sometimes in stressful situations.
    5. Ability to learn evaluation procedures for assessing language of young children.
    6. Clinical certification (CCC-A or CCC-SLP and Illinois licensure) is an advantage but not required.


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