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Post-doctoral Fellow

Post-doctoral Fellow

TYPE Post-Doctoral

Post-doctoral Fellow

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

DISCIPLINE Hearing Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

TYPE Post-doctoral

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow.  A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Hearing Science, or other relevant fields is required. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Xiying Guan to work on bone-conduction hearing mechanisms. During bone-conduction stimulation, the skull vibration simultaneously stimulates the middle and the inner ear, challenging our ability to understand the underlying mechanisms. We investigate how sound pressures are generated in the cochlea and how the cochlear traveling waves are formed in bone-conduction. We perform intracochlear pressure and vibration measurements in human cadaveric ears. We make finite element model to understand the underlying mechanism. Responsibilities will include:

Prepare human ear specimens and perform experiments to measure sound pressures and vibrations in the inner ear

Develop a finite-element model of the human ear

Analyze the experimental and modeling results

Disseminate the scientific findings on research journals and conferences

Collect preliminary results for the PI’s new research projects

This position offers a substantial and valuable body of fringe benefits, including a choice of medical insurance programs, free and optional low-cost life insurance, short-term disability benefits, and long-term disability benefits (when eligible).  Additional information regarding the benefits offered to Postdoctoral Trainees can be found at the University’s Total Compensation and Wellness website at

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Submit an application online at and reference posting Req#577. Send supporting documents including a cover letter describing research experience and interests, your CV, publication reprints (3 max), and contact information for three references to Dr. Xiying Guan,

Additional Info

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 3135773339

Contact Name : Xiying Guan

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