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Graduate Student / Postdoctoral Positions

Graduate Student Positions in Auditory Neuroscience, Human Interaction & Music

McMaster University


Two graduate student positions are available to work with Dr. Laurel Trainor who directs both the Auditory Development Lab ( and the LIVELab ( at McMaster University. We do both theoretical and applied research aimed at understanding how we perceive and produce music, and why music is important. Projects include understanding human interaction in musical ensembles using behaviour, motion capture and EEG measures; studying brain oscillations involved in predictive timing and predictive coding; musical development in infants and children; and applications using non-verbal measures to understand auditory perception and communicative processes in nonverbal populations.


The research group is multidisciplinary with ties to Engineering, Health Science and Music.  In addition to infant and adult behavioural and EEG labs, students will have access to the internationally acclaimed LIVELab, a research-concert hall capable of simulating almost any acoustical environment and equipped with multiperson EEG, physiology, motion capture and more (


Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Engineering, Computer Science or other affiliated discipline. General information on the graduate program can be found here: Initial inquires can be directed to Dr. Trainor at Please include a CV and unofficial transcript with your inquiry.



Two Postdoctoral Positions (2022) in Early Development of Auditory Temporal Processing: BabyMusic

A Franco-Canadian Research Project supported by La foundation pour l’audition


Two Postdoctoral Research positions are available in the framework of the International collaborative research project between France and Canada, BabyMusic, funded by la fondation pour l’audition. This project which is based on a bimodal neuroimaging approach (electroencephalography and functional near-infrared spectroscopy), aims to investigate the capacities related to auditory rhythm perception during very early neurodevelopment starting from premature neonates to infants during the first year of life.


The Postdoctoral researchers will be welcomed at McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind (directed by Prof. Laurel Trainor), Hamilton, Canada, and at INSERM U1105, Groupe de Recherches sur l'Analyse Multimodale de la Fonction Cérébrale (directed by Prof. Fabrice Wallois), Amiens, France. The successful candidates will be working in committed, interdisciplinary teams in Canada and France with many years of internationally renowned expertise in cognitive and developmental neuroscience, neurocognition of music, and clinical care of neonates. The post-doctoral fellows will be working in collaboration with both laboratories in France and Canada, and joining two groups of researchers, graduate students, and postdocs, while having the majority of the research conducted in one of the laboratories.

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