Monday, September 19, 2016

Post-doctoral research position in the Language & Cognitive Dynamics Lab


The Language & Cognitive Dynamics Lab is hiring a post-doctoral research fellow to start in 2017. Research in the lab focuses on spoken language processing and semantic memory in typical and atypical speakers. Current research projects investigate: (1) The processing and representation of semantic knowledge, particularly knowledge of object features and categories, and the events or situations in which they participate. (2) The organization of the spoken language system by mapping the relationships between stroke lesion location and behavioral deficits.

Research methods include:

  • behavioral and eye-tracking experiments
  • lesion-symptom mapping
  • computational modeling
  • non-invasive brain stimulation (tDCS)




Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in Psychology, Cognitive & Brain Science, CSD/SHLS, or related discipline. Must be completed before starting post-doctoral fellowship.
  • Experience with one or more of the research methods and/or content domains.
  • Programming experience in R, Matlab, python, or similar language will be preferred.



The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to contribute to ongoing projects and to develop an independent line of research. Mentorship, training, and professional development opportunities will be provided to facilitate the fellow’s future career in academic, research, or industry settings.


About the LCDL

LCDL has recently relocated to the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. UAB is a comprehensive, urban research university, ranked among the top 25 in funding from the NIH. Postdoctoral training at UAB is enhanced by the Office of Postdoctoral Education. The medical school is routinely ranked among the top in the US, and interdisciplinary programs are a particular strength, including the Psychology Department’s undergraduate and graduate neuroscience programs. Birmingham is a growing, diverse, and progressive city located in the foothills of the Appalachians. It was recently rated #1 Next Hot Food City by Zagat, it is home to several world-class museums and performing arts venues, and the region offers excellent sites for hiking, camping, boating, swimming, and fishing.

To apply, submit the following

  • A letter of interest that describes your training, research experience and interests, and career goals
  • CV
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation




Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For full consideration please apply by November 1, 2016. Only complete applications will be considered. Questions and applications can be addressed to Dan Mirman (dan@danmirman.org).

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Lab manager position at UC Riverside -- Judith Kroll Lab

Dear Colleagues,

I have just moved my lab from Penn State to University of California, Riverside and we are now looking for a full-time lab manager/coordinator.  Please 
see https://bilingualismmindbrain.com/ for information about the lab and https://irecruitportal.ucr.edu/irecruit/!Controller?action=jobs_webui.show_page&page=jobs_detail&requisition_id=201608230702&profile_id=&module=jobs for information about the position and application process.  I would be appreciative if you would share this information with any potential candidates you think might be appropriate or interested.  The position can potentially begin as soon as early October and no later than the middle of October. 

Many thanks!

Judith Kroll


Judith Kroll
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: 814-571-6453

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

PhD Scholarship Opportunities in the Neurobiology of Language, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia

Degree:                                 PhD
Location:                               Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Funding for:                          UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Stipend:                                 QUT Postgraduate Award (QUTPRA) rate (AU$26,288pa in 2016; indexed annually)
Study Mode:                        Full Time
Applications close               30 September 2016, 11:59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

PhD Scholarship Opportunities for projects with the Language, Cognition and Brain Sciences Laboratory (http://www.langcogbrain.net) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT),  Brisbane, Australia.

Research in our lab makes use of a range of methodologies, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electrophysiology (intracranial and scalp-recorded EEG), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and behavioural paradigms, in both healthy and neurologically disordered populations. Current projects are funded by both the Australian Research Council (ARC) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and involve research into the cognitive and neural mechanisms of healthy language production, and aphasia following stroke and surgery for brain tumours.

Applicants interested in the PhD scholarships should discuss potential projects with Prof Greig de Zubicaray (greig.dezubicaray@qut.edu.au) and Dr Hanna Gauvin (hanna.gauvin@qut.edu.au) before submitting an application.

QUT’s Faculty of Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) provide an interdisciplinary environment with access to world-class researchers and cutting-edge facilities, including the state-of-the-art 3 Tesla Siemens Magnetom Prisma MRI system at the Herston Imaging Research Facility (http://www.hirf.com.au/cms/).

Scholarship Scheme and Application Process:
For information about available scholarships, eligibility criteria and the application process, please visit https://www.student.qut.edu.au/research/scholarships-and-grants.
You must meet the Honours Equivalence criteria to be considered for a scholarship. The Applicant Guide outlines what supporting documentation is required to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility criteria. Scholarships are awarded in early December, with funding starting the next calendar year. QUTPRAs provide funding to assist with general living costs. We also have top-up scholarships to supplement living costs and sponsorships to cover tuition fees.


If you have any questions about the application process or eligibility criteria, please email health.research@qut.edu.au.

Post Doc & R.A. positions, Cognition and Action Lab, Moss Rehab with Laurel Buxbaum

Postdoctoral Position

The Cognition and Action Laboratory at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), directed by Dr. Laurel Buxbaum, is inviting applications for a 2-3 year postdoctoral fellowship. The postdoctoral fellow will work on an NIH-funded study of tool use and tool action knowledge, particularly focusing on action competition and selection, which includes research on healthy and stroke populations using behavioral experiments, functional and structural neuroimaging, eyetracking, EEG, and TMS. Grant collaborators include Sharon Thompson-Schill, Ricarda Schubotz, Kara Federmeier, Gabriella Vigliocco, Branch Coslett, and Alex Martin. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field, have strong statistical, programming, and writing skills, and a demonstrated interest in functional neuroanatomic/computational approaches to action representation. Strong preference will be given to applicants who have MRI/fMRI data analysis expertise.
         Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute is a supportive, stimulating academic environment offering many informal and didactic training opportunities, including close collaboration with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, and is located near the vibrant city of Philadelphia. We offer competitive compensation, an attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement.  See our laboratory website at http://www.mrri.org/focus-areas/cognition-and-action-laboratory.

         The target start date is between January 2017 and September 2017.  Application review will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please email a cover letter detailing research interests and goals, CV, and 3 reference letters to Dr. Laurel Buxbaum (lbuxbaum@einstein.edu) with the header “Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognition and Action”.  Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Research Assistant

The Cognition and Action Lab at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), directed by Dr. Laurel Buxbaum, has an opening beginning fall 2016 or winter 2017 for a BA/BS-level Research Assistant. The position involves assisting on an NIH-funded study of tool use action, and includes research on healthy and stroke populations using behavioral experiments, state-of-the art functional and structural neuroimaging, eyetracking, EEG, and TMS.  Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute is a supportive, stimulating academic environment offering many training opportunities, including close collaboration with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, and is located near the vibrant city of Philadelphia. We offer competitive compensation, an attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement.  See our laboratory website at http://www.mrri.org/focus-areas/cognition-and-action-laboratory. Applicants must have a strong academic background in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field, coursework in statistics and research methods, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and programming experience with EPrime or Matlab.  Prior human behavioral research lab experience is essential.  Applicants able to commit to the position for 2 years will be given strong priority. To apply, please email a cover letter detailing experience with the above, CV including technical and statistical skills, and 2-3 professional reference letters to Mr. Harrison Stoll (Stollhar@einstein.edu) with the header “Research Assistant Cognition and Action Lab”.  Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Pre- or post-doctoral research position in MEG research in the NYU Abu Dhabi Neuroscience of Language Lab (PIs Pylkkänen & Marantz)



The NYU Abu Dhabi Neuroscience of Language Lab (http://www.psych.nyu.edu/nellab/) has an opening for a research scientist, which could be realized either as a pre-doctoral RAship or as a post-doc. 

A BA/BS, MA/MS or PhD in a cognitive science-related discipline (psychology, linguistics, etc.) or computer science is required. 

The hired person would ideally have experience with psycho- and neurolinguistic experiments, a background in statistics and some programming ability (especially Python and Matlab). A strong computational background and knowledge Arabic would both be big plusses.  

The pre/post-doc's role will depend on the specific qualifications of the person hired, but will in all cases involve MEG research on structural aspects of language. 

In Abu Dhabi, salary and benefits, including travel and lodging, are quite generous. We are looking to start this position as soon as possible. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately.


To apply, please email cover letter, CV and names of references to Liina Pylkkanen at liina.pylkkanen@nyu.edu and Alec Marantz at marantz@nyu.edu

Friday, June 3, 2016

SOLICITING FEEDBACK ON DAVID KEMMERER’S “COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE OF LANGUAGE”



Although David Kemmerer’s new textbook has not been out very long, his editor at Psychology Press, Paul Dukes, is already starting to solicit feedback that could be useful for a 2nd edition.  He’s especially interested in finding out what instructors have liked and not liked about the 1st edition, and what they would want to see in any 2nd edition.  He has a questionnaire and can offer a fee to anyone who’s interested in responding.  His email address is: Paul.Dukes@taylorandfrancis.com

Sunday, May 15, 2016

PhD position in experimental and computational psycho- and neurolinguistics at MPI Nijmegen


PhD position in experimental and computational psycho- and neurolinguistics at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen

Candidates should have, or shortly expect to obtain, a high quality scientific degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, the cognitive neurosciences, cognitive science, or psycholinguistics with a focus on spoken language processing. Preference will be shown for candidates with advanced technical skills who are interested in applying those skills to fundamental questions about language representation and processing in the human mind and brain, as well as to computational questions in the cognitive sciences. Candidates should have excellent written and spoken command of English.

The MPI in Nijmegen is a leading research institute, with a stimulating environment and excellent facilities and resources. The institute is entirely devoted to the question of how we acquire, produce, and understand language. The research at the institute is highly multidisciplinary, uniting linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and genetics. For further information about our research, please our website: http://www.mpi.nl/

The successful candidates will be affiliated with the department Psychology of Language (Prof. Dr. A. Meyer) and supervised by Dr. Andrea Martin (https://sites.google.com/site/aemn1011/). The position is available as of 1 September 2016 and is funded for 4 years. The institute provides state-of-the art research facilities, technical support, as well as a conference and travel budget. All students participate in the taught doctoral program of the International Max Planck Research School in Language Sciences (IMPRS). The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer.

For questions please write to andrea.martin@ed.ac.uk.

Your application should include
    CV
    names and contact details of two referees
    a very brief statement of your research interests where you describe your research experience, technical skills and sketch with topic(s) you might want to pursue in your PhD project.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.