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Postdoctoral Researcher in Neural correlates of trust in speech communication

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Neural correlates of trust in speech communication

POSTED:July 9, 2024
LOCATION:Trinity College Dublin
Duration:12 months
Reports to:Giovanni Di Liberto
Salary:€43,908 - €51,677
Closing Date:August 9, 2024

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Research project/Challenge 

This project will investigate the possibility of robustly assessing trust in speech communication through non-invasive neural measurements. These measurements will be used to shed light on the role played by trust on the neural processing of speech, complementing existing models of speech perception. In addition, the project aims to investigate whether these metrics can be used to better understand and possibly improve human-machine communication. As such, these findings will impact research in both neuroscience and AI. The researcher carrying out this research project will develop skills that would be suitable for research in both academic and industry, especially in areas related to neuroscience, neural engineering, and AI.


About the role 

  • Have a high-valuable impact to the project through the implementation of technical solutions to the project goals, in particular the behavioural and neurophysiology experiments for measuring the neural processing of trust
  • Enhance your reputation through publishing in top-quality journals and conferences in collaboration with team members
  • ADAPT’s Research Development Team will help you develop your ideas into projects and establish a strong funding track record
  • Collaborate with other team members across different universities (e.g., Prof. Ben Cowan, UCD) and industry, acquiring substantial expertise in how to lead an interdisciplinary academia-industry collaboration
  • Contribute to the development of the next generation of thinkers and innovators through teaching and supervision activities (an appropriate plan will be discussed with the supervisor before the start of the position)
  • You will have the opportunity to nationally and internationally present and represent the groundbreaking research carried out by you and the research team
  • You will develop as a researcher through access to a wide training & development opportunities
  • You will build a strong network through opportunities to liaise with internal and external stakeholders, including industry and academic partners/collaborators.
  • Involvement with all aspects of the project lifecycle

Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent in computer science/engineering, neuroscience, or other relevant fields

Preferred qualifications:

  • Machine learning, especially time-series analysis, LLM, and speech processing
  • Signal processing, especially neural data analysis (especially EEG or MEG)
  • Prior experience running EEG experiments (or other similar technologies)
  • Experience in psychoacoustics or other related areas

Application Process

Interested candidates can submit their application via the above link. Applications must include:

  • Cover Letter
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    • A personal letter of motivation, indicating why you wish to conduct this research project offered by ADAPT, and why you expect that you will be able to complete the research successfully;
  • CV
    • Detailed curriculum vitae, including – if applicable – relevant publications;

Informal enquiries about the role can also be sent to, [email protected].

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