Post-Doctoral Associate (Psychology)
University of Miami


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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Department of Psychology, within the College of Arts & Sciences, is seeking a full-time Post-Doctoral Associate under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Messinger. Postdoctoral researcher in behavioral data science. Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, statistical physics, psychology (computational modeling), or related fields required. Expertise in audio processing, mobility tracking, and machine learning preferred. Duration: One year with potential extensions.

Qualifications:

● Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field

Core Responsibilities:

● Works and collaborates on studies related to field of study.
●Ensures the design, development, execution and implementation of scientific research and/or
development in collaboration with a research team.
●Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential
inventions and products.
● Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories.
● Contributes to scientific literature and conferences, when appropriate.

Lab Specific Responsibilities:

●The Postdoctoral Associate will implement the multimodal data pipeline.

●They will evaluate sensor synchronization and resynchronize as warranted, and implement artifact detection and correction.

●The Postdoctoral Associate will integrate audio diarization of multiple child/teacher recordings with respect to physical distance and orientation to produce a weighted speaker identification score for each vocalization.

●They will characterize these vocalizations with respect to phonemic complexity, fundamental frequency, and intensity.

●The Postdoctoral Associate will prepare project recordings and final machine learning ready data files in .csv format.

●They will disseminate data, Python processing code, and metadata descriptions of the processing pipeline.

●The Postdoc will work with an interdisciplinary team collecting, modeling, and disseminating big behavioral data in the form of audio recordings and mobility tracking from children and teachers in preschool classrooms for children with and without hearing loss.

Application review will begin 11/1.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Job Status:
Full time

Employee Type:
Staff

Pay Grade:
r5



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