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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tinnitus Research

Applications are invited to fill a 3-4-year joint University of Pittsburgh and National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) Postdoctoral Fellowship position in Tinnitus Research. These two groups share the common goal to a neuroscience-based classification system to understand the inherent heterogeneity of individuals experiencing and suffering from tinnitus, by identifying the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie different tinnitus subtypes. Given the heterogeneity of tinnitus, identification of subgroups with distinct audiological, psychophysical, neurophysiological, and cognitive characteristics is critical to the personalized treatment of tinnitus sufferers and the design and execution of effective drug development and clinical trials.

The successful applicant will spend one year at the Otolaryngology Department of NKUA participating in the UNITI European Research Project (Horizon 2020). The aim of the project is to deliver a predictive computational model based on existing and longitudinal data attempting to address the problem which addressing the problem which tinnitus treatment approach is optimal for an individual patient based on specific parameters. The Research Fellow will be expected to work in the Audiology & Neurotology Laboratory and Clinic under Dr Kikidis, and will be expected to participate in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching. Training in diagnostic audiological techniques will be provided.

The successful applicant will spend two-three years at the Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center working on developing a neuroscience-based classification system to understand the inherent heterogeneity of individuals experiencing and suffering from tinnitus, by identifying the neurobiological peripheral and central mechanisms that underlie tinnitus heterogeneity (human and/or animal model research is available).

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in a Neuroscience-related field, including Audiological Science. Applicants who already have a background in auditory neuroscience-related research are especially encouraged to apply. Programming skills are desirable, but not essential. Candidates are also expected to have a working knowledge of Greek and proficiency in English.

Applicants with an interest in this position should send their CV, contact information, statement of research interest and the names of two referees to both Thanos Tzounopoulos, Professor and Director of Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center () and Thanos Bibas, Professor and Director of the 1st Department of Otolaryngology at NKUA (). Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. Interviews will be held online in October 2021.