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.

Farewell to Chloé Stoll

A sad farewell to Chloé Stoll, as she returns to France to continue her PhD studies. Chloé was so much fun to have around, an amazing colleague, and she even spent 30 minutes of her farewell party collecting data. Look out for some great articles coming to a journal near you soon!

Lab Welcomes Fulbright Scholar, Chloé Stoll

Chloe_StollChloé Stoll, a doctoral student with Olivier Pascalis at Université Pierre Mendès France, was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to spend six months working at RIT/NTID in the deaf x lab. While she’s here, Chloé will be conducting research on the effects of deafness and signing on visual skills, and learning American Sign Language.

Welcome to Rochester, Chloé!

Welcome to Brennan Terhune-Cotter!

Image of Dr. Matt Dye shaking the hand of Brennan Terhune-Cotter.On August 1st, the deaf x lab was pleased to welcome Brennan Terhune-Cotter to RIT/NTID. Brennan is a graduate of Randolph Macon College, and will be working as a research associate on our NSF-funded longitudinal study of temporal visual selective attention in deaf children.

Welcome, Brennan!

Dye Lab Moves to RIT/NTID

In August 2015, the dye lab moved to thew Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester NY. The lab is now called deaf x lab, and is housed in Rosica Hall at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. We’re excited to be part of the mission of NTID by providing research experiences and training for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.