POSITION AVAILABLE: deafxlab is looking for a postdoc

A postdoctoral position is available in the Deaf X Lab (http://www.deafxlab.com/) at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Based in Rochester NY, the successful applicant will work under the direction of Dr. Matt Dye at RIT/NTID and Dr. Anu Sharma at the University of Colorado at Boulder. They will be responsible for subject recruitment, data collection, and data analysis for an NIH-funded project on cross-modal neuroplasticity in deaf adults. The successful applicant will also collaborate on the dissemination of findings in peer-reviewed journal articles and at scholarly meetings. Duties include: collection of EEG data and administration of language/cognition tests, and collaboration with colleagues at NTID to collect audiological data and standardized measures of spoken and signed language. The position will require some travel, most notably to visit collaborators at the University of Colorado at Boulder for training in acquisition of CAEPs and VEPS.

  • Applicants must have a PhD (or be ABD with an expected completion date before June 30, 2018) in Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in a sign language is required (with ASL preferred), coupled with an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of DHH individuals.
  • Should have 2 years’ experience collecting psycho-physiological and/or behavioral data from human research subjects (preferably deaf or hard-of-hearing adults).

Interested parties should feel free to contact the Chair of the Search Committee (Dr. Matt Dye) at mwddls@rit.edu for more information.

How to Apply / Contact

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff . Click the search box and enter the BR number: 3264BR.

Presentations for SRCD 2017

Several members of the deafxlab will be attending and presenting at the Biennial Society for Research in Child Development in Austin TX next April. As part of the symposium on Linguistic Regulation of Executive Function: Evidence from Deaf Children, Dr. Dye will be presenting on the topic of Does Audition Drive the Development of Domain-General Sequencing Abilities?”. Sarah Kimbley will be presenting a poster of her undergraduate thesis work titled Temporal Sequence Processing in Deaf Children: Cross-sectional Data”.  Congratulations, Sarah!

deafxlab presents at Psychonomics Society

Dr. Matt Dye and Chloé Stoll – visiting Fulbright Scholar – both presented posters at the Psychonomic Society 2016 meeting in Boston in November. Dr. Dye’s poster was titled Emotional Face Processing in Deaf and Hearing Bilinguals, and Chloé’s poster was on Face Recognition, But Not Categorization Differs in Sign Language Users Irrespective of Hearing Status. This research was part of an ongoing collaboration with Prof. Roberto Caldara of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

New Article Accepted for Publication in Hearing Research

Congratulations to graduate student Jenessa Seymour (currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at Colgate University). Her research on cross-modal plasticity in deaf adults using the event-related optical signal has been accepted for publication in Hearing Research. A preprint can be requested form the Publications page.

Seymour, J.L., Low, K., Maclin, E., Chiarelli, A., Mathewson, K., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G., and Dye, M.W.G. (in press). Reorganization of neural systems mediating peripheral visual selective attention in the deaf: an optical imaging study. Hearing Research.