Liberty Hamilton

Positions Available

I am starting a lab at the University of Texas at Austin as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Graduate student, research assistant, and postdoctoral positions will be available starting September 2017 to study computational and experimental approaches to speech and sound perception in the auditory cortex using electrocorticography (ECoG) and computational methods. My lab will be located on UT Austin's main campus in CMB, with data collection efforts at Dell Children's hospital. The lab space will be a part of the new Brain and Behavioral Science Laboratory (BBSL), with Dr. Bharath Chandrasekaran and Dr. Maya Henry. Because ECoG data collection is a team effort, I'm looking for dedicated researchers who are good team players and can work well in a clinical research environment. I am committed to mentoring my lab members to reach their professional goals in and beyond the lab.

Research Assistants: I am looking for talented, detail-oriented research assistants who are interested in speech perception research in a clinical environment. Research assistants would be expected to help with human subjects approvals and IRB, coordinating with the clinical team, and providing assistance with ECoG recordings and analysis. Experience in python/MATLAB a plus.

Graduate Students: Graduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), neuroscience, and related fields are encouraged to apply. I'm looking for students with a strong quantitative background and interest in speech processing. If you have any questions about applying to be a student or working in the lab, please email me. Information about applying to CSD can be found on the department website.

Postdoctoral scholars: For postdocs, desirable skills include experience in electrocorticography or in vivo electrophysiology, knowledge of time series analysis, and strong quantitative and programming skills (python, MATLAB). Individuals with a PhD in neuroscience, engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or other quantitative fields are especially encouraged to apply. I'm particularly looking for people who are passionate about combining experimental and computational approaches to study speech and language perception in the human brain.

Please email me with your CV, a description of your interests and experience, and a list of references.