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Opportunities for postdoc, graduate, and undergraduate students

I am actively looking for a research associate (postdoctoral fellow) and a few graduate and undergraduate students as research members in the Speech Disorders & Technology Lab.

Team members can be enrolled in either the Engineering School or BBS, depends on your background and interests.

Postdoctoral Researcher

For the one-year (renewable for another year) Postdoctoral Research Associate position starting from Fall 2018, preferred candidates are with a background in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer/Electronic Engineering,
Communication Sciences and Disorders, Neuroscience, or related. Expected skills or background are one or more of following:
machine learning, speech recognition, speech signal processing, neuroscience/imaging, speech production, and motor speech disorders.

Graduate Assistants

Graduate research assistants in the lab are in both the Engineering school or the School of BBS. Preferred background or research interests for candidates in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a related field is available include machine learning,  speech recognition, and/or speech processing.

Candidates in Communication Sciences and Disorders, neuroscience/neuroimaging,
or a related field may have background include speech-language pathology, neuroscience, speech science, and/or speech production. ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) is not required but a plus.

Programmer positions are available (C++/Matlab on Mac/Windows or iOS/Android app dev).


Interesting students should email Dr. Jun Wang and attach a CV,  or other supporting documents including cover letter and a short research statement (if any). 

Volunteering Students

Highly motivated undergraduate and high school students who are interested in obtaining research experience are welcomed.

Other Opportunities

Graduate Research Assistant position with Dr. Lisa Goffman at Callier Center for Communication Center, UT Dallas

Dr. Lisa Goffman (Behavioral and Brain Sciences) and Dr. Jun Wang (Biomedical Engineering and Behavioral and Brain Sciences) are seeking a research assistant in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a related field with strong expertise in Matlab programming to develop data acquisition and analysis paradigms for a project on sequential pattern learning in children with developmental language disorder (DLD). In this project, we combine linguistic and movement analysis to study learning in children. We record articulatory (lip, jaw, and tongue) and hand movements as children produce words, sentences, gestures, and musical sequences. There is an opportunity to engage in all aspects of this newly funded 5-year project (NIH R01). The emphasis of this position will be on developing and modifying existing acquisition and analysis programs, primarily using Matlab.

Interested candidates for this position should contact Dr. Goffan ([email protected]) or Dr. Wang.

Graduate Research Assistant position with Dr. Ted Mau at the Dept. of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center

A Graduate Research Assistant position (either PhD or Master) in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a related field is available. Candidates may apply for or can be enrolled in any of the departments above. The research will be carried out with Dr. Ted Mau at UT Southwestern and may be particularly suitable for someone with an interest in healthcare. A brief description of the project is below. Preferred skills or background include proficiency in Matlab programming. Knowledge of GUI development and/or interest in voice science is a plus. Experience with computational fluid dynamics would be highly desirable but not required.
Brief Project Description: The human voice is generated by airflow-driven vibrations of the vocal folds, two pieces of tissue located in the larynx (voice box). The vibratory mechanics of the vocal folds and air flow/pressure can be modeled computationally to create a voice simulator. Such a voice simulator from our collaborators at the National Center for Voice and Speech is available. The current project entails incorporating the simulator into a vocal fold surgery planning tool that would be accessible to non-programmer surgeons. The project will involve developing Matlab-based GUIs, running multiple test simulations, as well as conducting virtual experiments using the simulator to answer scientific questions about voice production.

Interested candidates for this UTSW position should contact Dr. Ted Mau directly via [email protected]