University of Washington

Location: Seattle, WA


Position Description:

A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available in the Applied Hearing Science Lab at the University of Washington Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. The Applied Hearing Science Lab is located on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington. Our lab aims to contribute to translational research and the pursuit of improving hearing healthcare service, with an emphasis on the older adult population. Our current research focuses on identifying individual differences in speech recognition performance, with the overarching goal of enabling individualized hearing aid fitting and fine tuning. In addition to our lab and the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, the University is home to a strong group of scientists conducting research in various areas related to hearing. This training environment offers and encourages collaboration among this team of researchers.

This position is supported for up to 2 years by a NIH/NIDCD funded grant that is focused on speech perception among the elderly. Interests in other areas of hearing science are welcome. This position offers support for professional development and a trajectory leading to independent research. Independent grant submission is encouraged and supported.

Main responsibilities include research focused on the development of new experimental protocols, data collection and analysis, and presentation and publication of results. Additional opportunities will be made available for teaching and mentoring experience, as well as independent grant writing and submission.


Qualified applicants will have completed a Ph.D. by the time the position begins, and will have familiarity with areas including but not limited to audiology, hearing science, neuroscience, linguistics, engineering, or related fields. The candidate should have strong oral and written
English communication skills. Desired qualifications include experience with psychophysical experiments, data collection, and statistical analysis, programming languages (e.g. Matlab). Salary is commensurate with NIH and University post-doctoral stipend levels.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.


Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

How to Apply:

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations Website.

Applicants should provide (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) copies of paper reprints, (4) contact information for two references, and (5) statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Applications materials must be submitted via Interfolio ( For any project questions, please email Yi Shen, Ph.D., at

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