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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Communication Arts Sciences
Department: Communicative Sciences Disorders Cas 10010084
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

The research associate (postdoctoral fellow) will be an integral member of our research team working on two NIH-funded research projects. One of these projects is focused on developing new physiological measurements of vocal fold vibration and establishing linkage with perceptual measurement of voice quality in connected speech. The other project is investigating the influence of developmental physical factors on children’s ability to acquire a therapeutic voicing pattern, and on the tissue’s biological response to behavioral therapy. The candidate will contribute to all stages of these projects, including the conception and design of experiments, data analysis and interpretation of results. The candidate will work with senior lab members to mentor and supervise junior researchers and will learn different analytic approaches used in the lab. Finally, the candidate will be involved preparing written/oral presentations for journal publications and conferences and developing their independent line of research. This position will be appointed on a one-to-two-year basis. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Engineering area related to voice science

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in an engineering area related to voice science. Specific experience and proficiency in image and signal processing with demonstrated ability to implement machine learning methods is required. The applicant must also show evidence of scholarly productivity in the form of journal articles and conference presentations.

Desired Qualifications

Prior experience in the analysis of laryngeal imaging and modeling of voice emissions is desirable.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should include a letter of interest and a current curriculum vitae with contact information for three references.

Special Instructions

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Direct questions to: Dimitar Deliyski, Ph.D.; Professor CSD Department

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


Department Statement

The Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders has grown dramatically in recent years, with ten active research laboratories and five endowments to support student and faculty development. The Departments thriving undergraduate major and minor, MA, and PhD programs prepare students for successful clinical and research careers in speech-language pathology and related fields. The Department is housed within MSUs world-renowned College of Communication Arts and Sciences. The College provides excellent infrastructure for pre-award extramural grant submission, post-award grant administration, and information technology support for research and teaching. The College has an active DEI committee that advocates on behalf of students, faculty, and staff to ensure equity and opportunity and to foster an environment that empowers and includes all
The Department of CSD implemented a strategic plan in 2020 to guide our work as a leader in the field of communicative sciences and disorders. Woven throughout the plan is an emphasis on DEI. We believe it is our responsibility to foster an open and welcoming environment that aspires to attract, recruit, and sustain diverse students, faculty, and staff. Diversity is among the main drivers of institutional excellence, and we are proud to embrace and promote broad communities of knowledge, backgrounds, and experiences. Our efforts to advance DEI are guided by a shared vision grounded in a culture of caring, belonging, transparency, and accountability. In alignment with the University's DEI plan, we commit to actively challenging, disrupting, and dismantling systems that reinforce and/or maintain historical and contemporary social inequalities. We are dedicated to ongoing dialogue to strengthen our commitment to social justice, advocacy, and activism. We strive to be DEI thought leaders who inspire, influence, and cultivate progress in our College and throughout the MSU community.

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