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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Boys Town National Research Hospital Omaha, NE


Under administrative direction of the coordinator of a research program (director of a laboratory or clinic or the principal investigator of a grant), develops and implements a research program, or specific studies within a research program, in an area of research of importance to the mission of Boys Town National Research Hospital (BTNRH). Postdoctoral research fellows work under the same general guidelines and receive the same compensation as NIH-funded postdoctoral trainees.

The Spatial Hearing Laboratory at Boys Town National Research Hospital, directed by Dr. Chris Stecker, is engaged in cutting-edge research at the intersection of spatial audio, perception, and auditory neuroscience. We are seeking an experienced postdoctoral research fellow to join our team. Area of research focus is flexible, but demonstrated expertise in psychoacoustics, audiological research, and/or cognitive neuroscience is essential. Applicants with previous experience in one or more of the following areas will be given preference: binaural and spatial hearing, virtual reality, neuroimaging (EEG, MEG, fNIRS, or fMRI), spatial audio and multisensory instrumentation. A solid foundation in statistical techniques is expected, as is experience developing research software in MATLAB, C#, or Python.

The research environment at Boys Town National Research Hospital is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative. The successful candidate will help identify and develop research collaborations between the Spatial Hearing Lab and research partners in areas including pediatric audiology, hearing aids and cochlear implants, multisensory and vestibular perception, speech-language pathology, and cognitive neuroscience. Research resources available to support these activities include state-of-the-art facilities for spatial audio, a 96-channel anechoic chamber lab, audiovisual research facilities, and a variety of installed systems (many brand new) for MRI, MEG, EEG, fNIRS, and tDCS/tACS studies of human brain function.


  • Works closely with the research program coordinator to fulfill the requirements of the research program.
  • Participates in the design, implementation, and completion of individual studies within the research program.
  • Publishes and presents research results and other material relevant to the research program in appropriate forums, including refereed journals and national meetings.
  • Collaborates with other members of the research and clinical staff on research problems of mutual interest that further the general goals of the research program.
  • Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability, with additional training and experience, to become an independent researcher.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of the relevant literature and research procedures.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, and computer applications appropriate for the field of interest.
  • Ability to communicate concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work well with other professional personnel and with support staff.
  • Ability to train, supervise, and evaluate research assistants and technicians.
  • Ability to travel as necessary to attend meetings.


Must have a recent Ph.D. or equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline and strong research potential, as indicated by completion of a research-oriented training program, and active participation in research leading to publications in refereed journals and/or presentations at national meetings.

About Boys Town: Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Towns mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

Date Posted: April 25, 2022

Boys Town National Research Hospital is a tobacco free campus. This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Date Posted December 7, 2022
Date Closes January 6, 2023
Requisition 18880
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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