As a PhD student you will participate in the FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network Investigating Speech Processing In Realistic Environments (INSPIRE). This network provides research opportunities for 13 PhD students and 3 postdocs. You will become a member of an international team of researchers whose aim is to gain a better understanding of how listeners recognize speech, even under non-ideal circumstances. You will contribute to urgently needed solutions that help alleviate the serious communication problems that arise, especially for older and hearing-impaired persons, when different combinations of ’adverse’ conditions affect the speech processing system.
You should: – have a strong background in speech and/or language research and statistics; – have experience with setting-up and running psycholinguistic listening experiments; – be willing to spend several months at the School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, UK. Knowledge of programming would be an advantage.