Setting: The University of Missouri is an AAU, Carnegie RU/VH Research University located in Columbia, a mid-size city consistently ranked high in surveys of livability.
Primary Activities: The research scientist will work on the NIDCD-funded R01 project "Neurobiological and psychobiological signatures of vocal effort in early career teachers." This innovative project will determine neural (fMRI), psychobiological (salivary cortisol, personality), and vocal function (sEMG, acoustic) signatures of stress responders and nonresponders in early career teachers with vocal fatigue and controls. Primary responsibilities will include recruitment; scheduling; psychometric, voice, sEMG, fMRI, and cortisol data collection; selected data analysis; and management of study materials and data. The research scientist will be trained in the responsible conduct of research and in methods related to the project. In addition, the research scientist will train, supervise, and mentor undergraduate and graduate research assistants. The candidate will ensure compliance with IRB regulations and will complete amendments, personnel change forms, and continuing reviews. Further, the research scientist will complete clinical trial regulatory documents. The candidate will be involved in manuscript preparation.
Applicants should have a Master's or Ph.D. in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences or a related field with an interest or emphasis in voice science and voice disorders. Clinical certification (CCC-SLP) is preferred but prior experience in neuroimaging and other study techniques is not required. The candidate should remain flexible during times of peak work load.
Applications should be submitted through the online application portal and attachments should include a letter of interest, graduate transcript, and a current curriculum vitae with contact information for three references. Three letters of reference should be emailed directly to Dr. Maria Dietrich firstname.lastname@example.org upon request.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
MU is situated in the City of Columbia, which has been consistently rated as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. This college town of 110,000+ residents has the best of both worlds - small-town convenience and warmth with big-city sophistication and amenities. Located halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City, the city boasts affordable housing, moderate cost of living, diverse cultural and economic opportunities, and excellent public schools. For more information about Columbia, see http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/ .
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