Location: Montréal, Canada
Postdoc Researcher: Emotion communication in parent-infant interaction
The McGill Infant Speech Perception lab and the Neuropragmatics and Emotion lab at McGill University are searching for a creative scientist to help spearhead a SSHRC-funded research project on the role of affect in infant development. This postdoctoral researcher will collaborate on a full-time basis with Dr. Linda Polka and Dr. Marc Pell to understand how infants process affective messages. The core project involves recording parent-infant interactions sessions and gathering requisite perceptual and facial movement data (using Baby FaceReader) to index affective messages. This is an opportunity to play a key role in generating a unique set of research materials and developing new testing methods to explore the broader role of affect in infant development. The chosen candidate will play a leading role in experimental design and setup, participant testing, data analyses, trainee supervision, and study oversight and will participate actively in the dissemination of the research (preparation of journal articles, conference presentations).
Qualifications: PhD in Psychology (or related field) with interest in developing research expertise in caregiver-infant interaction, human facial expressive behavior and/or face processing; 2) strong leadership, technical, and written communication skills in English 3) previous experience involving developmental populations and/or conducting facial movement analysis (e.g., FACS) is an asset.
This position does not involve classroom teaching, but the candidate will help to provide research training through organized workshops (e.g., to members of the Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music) and by co-supervising undergraduate and/or graduate research trainees working on the project.
This 2-year position offers independence as well as important opportunities for collaboration in the school and as a member of the McGill Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music (www.crblm.ca). Starting date is flexible but projected for September 1, 2022.
Candidates should provide a CV demonstrating evidence of research productivity, a one page statement of outlining their research expertise and intent, and names of two individuals who would be willing to provide a letter of recommendation (with their contact information).
McGill University is situated in the heart of Montréal, Canada, a vibrant city and the metropolis of Québec. Language, and neuroscience are both strategic research priorities at McGill which has gained an enviable reputation in this domain. For information about postdoctoral studies at McGill, see www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs
Inquiries should be sent directly to Dr. Linda Polka (email@example.com).
Location: Flexible location/Preferred location: Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver, Vienna VA, Dallas, Omaha, Los Angeles
Noise Specialist 2 – (165176)
At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.
We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.
In the role of Acoustical Specialist 2, we'll count on you to
- Work on, and potentially lead portions of environmental and architectural acoustics assessments
- Serve as an acoustical and/or vibration specialist conducting analyses to develop design options or recommendations and prepare service deliverable documents
- Perform acoustical (noise/vibration) assignments requiring application of standard and non-standard analysis techniques and procedures
- Work within a multidisciplinary team to complete complex projects and develop technical solutions
- Work independently on projects or assist on larger projects
- Give direction to clerical, technical and lower-level professional personnel as needed, follow direction from senior-level teammates.
- Focus on tasks including acoustical analyses, vibration-related analyses, and field testing. Develop subject matter expertise.
- Perform other related duties as necessary
- Bachelor's degree in Acoustics, Math, Physics, Engineering, or closely related field
- At least 5 years related experience in architectural and/or environmental acoustics
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Excel
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Proficiency with GIS, Cadna-A, TNM 2.5, REVIT, EASE, INSUL, and AIM or equivalent acoustics modeling software
- Proficiency with state-of-the-art with tools used to measure acoustical values, noise, and vibration and software used to process and analyze that measurement data
- Must be familiar with relevant ISO, ANSI, ASTM, and related acoustical standards
- Familiar with current guidance documents for architectural acoustical analyses (UFC, LEED, FGI, AISC, etc.)
- Familiar with current guidance and requirements for transportation noise analyses (DOT, FHWA, FTA, FRA)
- Requires occasional travel
- Leadership skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team are required
- Must excel at being a member of a team
- An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
- 5 years of experience performing mechanical noise and / or vibration analyses
- 5 years of experience performing sound isolation and room acoustics analyses
- 5 years of experience performing noise or vibration analyses for surface transportation projects
- Familiar with Larson Davis, NI instrumentation, and MATLAB
- Master’s or PhD degree in Acoustics, Math, Physics, Engineering, or closely related field
Location is flexible depending upon level of experience. Preferred locations include: Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver, Vienna VA, Dallas, Omaha, Los Angeles.
At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.
At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.
We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
We consider all qualified applicants, regardless of arrest and conviction records.
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