An exciting opportunity exists at Macquarie University for a postdoctoral researcher to develop and use the magnetoencephalographic (MEG) system to investigate brain responses in adults and children with a unilateral cochlear implant (MEG III). The successful candidate will participate in research projects developing and assessing new noise reduction techniques for MEG III measurements; and planning and implementing research studies investigating the nature and trajectory of brain changes following cochlear implantation.
The MEG III system is located in the KIT-Macquarie Brain Research Laboratory, a state-of-the-art MEG facility housed in the Australian Hearing Hub on the Macquarie University campus, and co-located with Cochlear, the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. Comprising three MEG systems for non-invasive imaging of human brain function, the KIT-Macquarie Laboratory is home to the first MEG system in the Southern Hemisphere, the first paediatric MEG system in the world, and now, with MEG III, a world-first system for measuring auditory and linguistic brain functions in cochlear implant users.
The role is funded through the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), a partnership of clinicians, researchers and commercial partners working to improve the hearing health of Australians. The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with researchers from the Audiology section within the Department of Linguistics and Cochlear – the leading manufacturer of cochlear implants.
For more information on this job opportunity, see the Macquarie University website.