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Post Doctoral Fellow - (STA009425)

Possesses, understands, and applies a comprehensive knowledge in area of specialization. Develops understanding and skills to allow for completion of assignments that cross fields of specialization. Develops leadership and management skills.

  1. Receives/Reviews progress and evaluates results of experiments or projects under control or supervisory responsibility.
  2. Recommends changes in research, testing or experimental procedures.
  3. May be responsible for a single highly technical and complex piece of research equipment.
  4. May review and evaluate the effectiveness of personnel.
  5. May plan for and assign personnel to projects under control.
  6. Operates with latitude for unreviewed action.
  7. May receive general supervision conferring with higher levels only in unusual situations.
  8. Performs other job-related duties as required.


Additional Job Posting Information:

Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Houston

A two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position focused on examining visual attention allocation and processing of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and telepractice displays for adults with acquired neurological conditions (e.g., stroke, traumatic brain injury) is available. The successful candidate will conduct studies using eye-tracking technology as well as behavorial intervention techniques. The post-doc will work directly with Dr. Amber Thiessen in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston.

Required Job Duties
  • Conduct specialized and advanced human-centered experiments
  • Maintain accurate records of experimental data and protocols
  • Evaluate and analyze eye-tracking data
  • Summarize research findings and publish results in peer-reviewed publications and at conferences
  • Maintain laboratory functionality and operations
  • Establish new research protocols and procedures
  • Supervise doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students
  • Assist with grant submissions
  • Ph.D. in speech-language pathology or closely related field (e.g., psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience)
  • Interest in acquired neurological disorders and augmentative and alternative communication
  • Researchers with clinical experience with aphasia and/or traumatic brain injury are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Competence in descriptive and basic inferential statistics (SPSS, SAS, STATA, etc.)
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
Application Procedure and Review

Application must include
  • Cover letter addressing interest in and qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
Qualifications :

Doctoral and No experience

Requires singular knowledge of a specialized advanced professional discipline or the highest level of general business knowledge, normally acquired through attainment of a directly job-related terminal degree or equivalent formal training in a recognized field of specialization that is directly related to the type of work being performed.No experience is required.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

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