POSITION AVAILABLE: deafxlab is looking for a postdoc

A postdoctoral position is available in the Deaf X Lab ( 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 for more information.

How to Apply / Contact

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

New NIH Grant: Neurocognitive Plasticity in Young Deaf Adults – Effects of Cochlear Implantation and Sign Language Exposure

The deaf x lab is excited to announce a new collaboration with Prof. Anu Sharma of the University of Colorado at Boulder. With funding from NIH, we will be conducting a large scale study of neuroplasticity in young deaf adults. More details to follow, as well as an upcoming search for a postdoctoral research fellow. Stay tuned!

Deaf x Lab Receives Grant to Study Development of Vision in Deaf Children

The NSF award, which will be distributed over three years, will support a longitudinal study of 150 deaf children, ages 6 to 13, attending schools for the deaf around the United States. The research team, led by Matthew Dye, assistant professor in NTID’s Department of Liberal Studies, and Peter Hauser, professor and director of NTID’s Deaf Studies Laboratory, hopes to prove that deaf children who learn American Sign Language (ASL) early in life look at the world differently compared to deaf children who receive a cochlear implant and use a spoken language such as English. They also hope to learn whether it is a lack of hearing or the age at which they are exposed to a natural language that most influences how deaf children perceive the world. RIT/NTID Press Release.

Workshop on Multimodal Multilingual Outcomes in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children

The deaf x lab is pleased to be able to invite you to join us for a Workshop on Multimodal Multilingual Outcomes in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children. The workshop will take place at Stockholm University from June 13-15, 2016. More information, including a list of speakers and topics, is available at this site. Registration is free, but numbers are limited. If you are interested in joining us, then please contact Krister Schönström at

Upcoming Workshop in Stockholm, Sweden

In June 2016, Dr. Dye will be hosting a 3-day workshop in Stockholm (Sweden) on Multimodal Multilingual Outcomes in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children. This is in collaboration with the Institutionen för Lingvistik at Stockholm University. The workshop is funded through award OISE-1565990 from the National Science Foundation.