vendredi 4 mai 2012

Postdoctoral Position in Birdsong Physiology - Indiana University

A postdoctoral fellowship is available at Indiana University for a qualified applicant interested in the production of complex, learned vocalizations, using birdsong as a model system. We are studying the mechanisms of avian song production, including physiological and behavioral experiments on the role of auditory and somatosensory feedback in the motor control of the syrinx (vocal organ) and suprasyringeal vocal tract ( ). Excellent research facilities are available including cineradiography and expertise in recording respiratory, syringeal and upper vocal tract dynamics from freely behaving, spontaneously singing birds. Indiana University has excellent interdisciplinary programs for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior and for Neuroscience, as well as outstanding faculty in speech, hearing and linguistics. Bloomington is located in the scenic wooded hills of southern Indiana in close proximity to several state parks and forests. The University provides many cultural activities including an internationally recognized School of Music. The postdoctoral appointment will remain open until a well-qualified candidate is found. If you are interested, please send your Curriculum Vitae, including a brief statement of your research interests, to Rod Suthers at Voice: 812-855-8353; Fax: 812-855-4436. Please also include the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three people who are willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested to do so. Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.