Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Research faculty and post doc positions at Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language, San Sebastian

RESEARCH FACULTY POSITIONS at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) offers SENIOR research staff positions in several areas: language acquisition, production, multilingualism, neurodegeneration of language, language and learning disorders, neurocognition of language and advanced methods for cognitive neuroscience.
The Center promotes a rich research environment without teaching obligations. It provides access to the most advanced behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, including 3 Tesla MRI, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab including eyetracker, two eyetracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs. There are excellent technical support staff and research personnel (PhD and postdoctoral students). The senior positions are permanent appointments.

We are looking for cognitive neuroscientists or experimental psychologists with a background in psycholinguistics and/or neighboring cognitive neuroscience areas, and physicists and/or engineers with fMRI expertise. Individuals interested in undertaking research in the fields described in www.bcbl.eu (research) should apply through the Ikerbasque web page (www.ikerbasque.net).
Deadline September 15th, 13:00 CET
Only researchers with a solid research track, senior level and international research experience are considered.
Support letter from the host institution is mandatory.
For more information, please contact the Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras


RESEARCH FACULTY POSITION (Staff Scientist) and POSTDOCTORAL POSITION at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)
The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) has an open research staff position (Staff Scientist)  and a postdoctoral position in the area of language acquisition.  The Center has a state of the art baby lab, and exceptional access to babies.  The bilingual nature of the Basque Country provides an unusual opportunity to study language acquisition.
The Center promotes a rich research environment with minimal teaching obligations. It provides access to the most advanced behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, including 3 Tesla MRI, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, the baby lab (including an eyetracker), two eyetracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs. There are excellent technical support staff and research personnel (PhD and postdoctoral students).

This faculty position has a term of appointment of 5 years. Candidates should have at least 3-5 years of postdoctoral experience and a very strong publication track record. The postdoctoral position has a term of appointment of 2 years with a potential renewal.
Deadline: September 30th, 2017.
We encourage immediate applications as the selection process will be ongoing and the appointment may be made before the deadline.

To submit your application please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls , applying for “BabyLab 2017“ and upload:
  1. Your curriculum vitae.
  2. A cover letter/statement describing your research interests (4000 characters maximun)
  3. The names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of recommendation
For further information about the position, please contact the Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras (info@bcbl.eu)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Open Rank Faculty Position -- Communication Sciences & Disorders -- Penn State

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is seeking to fill an 
open-rank faculty position as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. We 
are a nationally-ranked program that, for more than 80 years, has been 
preparing highly-qualified professionals for clinical, academic, and 
research careers addressing prevention and rehabilitation of speech, 
language, and hearing problems (http://csd.hhd.psu.edu). Our tenured, 
tenure-track faculty have active programs of research within a culture that 
encourages engagement with students in our undergraduate, master’s, and 
doctoral programs. The responsibilities of the position are: to establish or 
continue a line of research in communication sciences and disorders; teach 
undergraduate and graduate courses consistent with the candidate’s 
expertise; supervise undergraduate and graduate (M.S./Ph.D.) research; 
provide service to the Department, College, and University, and; contribute 
to the clinical aspects of the program. Specialty area is open, but 
preference will be given to candidates whose area of research provides 
opportunities for inter-departmental collaborations and/or participation in 
one or more of the College Research Centers such as the Prevention Research 
Center or the Center for Healthy Children.  Opportunities exist to make use 
of the magnetic resonance imaging facility and for interdisciplinary 
research collaboration with colleagues from multiple Centers, Consortia and 
Labs at the University Park Campus and at Penn State’s College of Medicine 
at Hershey. Numerous departments, including Biobehavioral Health, 
Psychology, Kinesiology, Bioengineering, and Human Development and Family 
Studies, are potential partners. This position requires a Ph.D. in a 
relevant area with an emerging and/or active thematic program of research 
and scholarship that has the potential to attract external funding. Previous 
teaching experience and/or postdoctoral experience desired. CCC-SLP or CCC-A 
preferred, but not required. The ability to work effectively with diverse 
students, faculty, and staff is required. Salary will be competitive, 
commensurate with background and experience.  An attractive benefits package 
is available. Review of applications will begin August 2017 and will 
continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates will need to 
complete an on-line application and upload a resume/CV, copies of 
transcripts, statements of teaching and research experiences and interests, 
up to three relevant publications, and a list of names, titles, and complete 
contact information for at least three professional references who may be 
contacted.  Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/71787

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and 
to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime 
statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to 
http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on 
how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is 
committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants 
without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, 
gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Post-Doc at Vanderbilt, Brain Development Lab with James Booth

A post-doctoral position is open in the Brain Development Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. We are broadly interested in how the brain changes over development and learning, and in individual differences (including disability) in brain organization. Research in the lab is focused on the neural basis of (1) reading and language, (2) mathematical cognition, (3) executive function and (4) cross-cultural differences. Successful candidate will be expected to be a part of a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative team.

PhD in psychology, education, neuroscience, or a related field is required. For this position, we are particularly interested in candidates with background in literacy in the deaf. Previous experience in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data collection and advanced analysis is preferred. Candidates are expected to have a demonstrated record of excellent scientific writing skills. Please address questions or send Curriculum Vita, letter of application with research interests, and contact information for three references to James R. Booth at james.booth@vanderbilt.edu by July 10, 2017.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Postdoctoral position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain)

Postdoctoral position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language - BCBL- (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) is offering a postdoctoral position focusing on neurobiological correlates of statistical learning and language, as part of ERC-funded research project (PI: Ram Frost). The research involves a combination of behavioral and functional brain imaging (MEG, fMRI) experiments in humans. This is an exciting opportunity to work on how the brain detects regularities in sensory input, and how this relates to first or second language learning. The project involves research groups at the BCBL, Hebrew University, and the University of Toronto.
The successful candidate will have a rigorous background in theory driven research, experimental designs, deep knowledge of fMRI and/or MEG data acquisition and analysis, a high level of independence, and a strong publication record.
Individuals interested in undertaking research in the fields described in www.bcbl.eu (research) should apply through the BCBL web page http://www.bcbl.eu/jobs  (SL Postdoc 2017)

Deadline: July 30th 
For more information about the specifics of the position, please contact Ram Frost (ram.frost@mail.huji.ac.il) and for broader information about the BCBL please contact Manuel Carreiras (info@bcbl.eu).

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Post Doctoral Opportunity -- Trento, Italy

Semantic processing in blind people - 
​Italy


Applications for a post-doctoral position are invited in the context of a
joint research project between the International School of Advanced Studies
(SISSA) in Trieste and the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) in Trento
(Italy). The project is funded by a PRIN grant from the Italian Ministry of
Education and Research (MIUR). The project is dedicated to investigate the
neural circuits involved in *semantic processes and their plasticity,
comparing sighted and blind individuals using MEG and/or fMRI methodologies*
.
 
The project is coordinated by Prof. Davide Crepaldi
<http://www.davidecrepaldi.net/> and Prof. Olivier Collignon
<https://sites.google.com/site/collignonlab/home>.
 
Two kinds of profiles are eligible for this position. The candidate may
have experience with EEG/MEG and/or fMRI research, with strong skills and
interest in methodological development (brain connectivity, pattern
recognition, machine learning, multivariate analysis). The candidate may
also/either have experience in the field of computational linguistics,
distributional semantics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Experience in research with special populations is a plus but not a
necessity. We are seeking for candidates with clear potential for
publication in high–impact neuroscience/experimental psychology journals,
attention to details, and good attitude towards teamwork. Knowledge of
Italian language is a bonus but not required.
 
SISSA and the CIMeC are ranked among the top research universities in
Italy, and they both offer a friendly international environment with
state-of-the-art research tools, including MRI, EEG, MEG, TMS, eye
tracking, motion tracking, and access to neuropsychological patients.
English is the official language at both institutions, where a large
portion of the faculty, post-docs and students come from a wide range of
countries. Moreover, both Trieste and the Trentino region are consistently
at the top levels for quality of life, with fantastic nature (the Dolomite,
lake Garda, the Triestinian Karst) and a vibrant cultural environment.
 
The commitment is for two years, with a competitive European-level salary,
depending upon qualifications and experience.
 
Ideal starting date would be around September 2017, but this can be
flexible.
 
The deadline for the application will be around end of June. More specific
information on the application process (and the official call) will be
available soon at this website: https://www.sissa.it/grants-
collaborations-research-activities.
 
Informal inquiries are most welcome with davide.crepaldi@sissa.it, and/or
olivier.collignon@unitn.it.-- 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Pre-doctoral position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)


Applications are invited for a 4-year full-time PhD Studentship in cognitive neuroscience at the Basque Center on Brain Cognition and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastian (Spain).

Applicants should have an honours and a Masters degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science or another other relevant area and have a strong interest in consciousness and cognitive science coupled with strong computational skills (preferably Python) and experience with state-of-the art neuroscience techniques, in particular fMRI. The student will receive a stipend of 16.000 € during the first 2 years and 18.000 € during the last 2 years. The BCBL research facilities include a 3T MRI, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab, and several well-equipped behavioral labs including eye trackers and a computing cluster. There are also excellent technical support and research staff. Details of BCBL faculty research interests and research facilities can be found at http://www.bcbl.eu/groups.
For further information about the position please contact David Soto, d.soto@bcbl.eu.

Selection of candidates and interviews will be ongoing until the 31st of June. Please submit your application as soon as possible.

To submit your application please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls, applying for “Pre-doc fMRI 2017 Consciousness” and upload:
1. Your curriculum vitae.
2. A covering letter outlining your research interests (4000 characters maximun)
3. The names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of recommendation

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Three postdoctoral positions in the School of Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol, UK.

A 5-year ERC-funded project entitled “Generalisation in Mind and Machine” explores how well humans and artificial neural networks generalize across a range of tasks.  Over the course of the grant there will be 4 postdoctoral researchers involved in modelling, 1 postdoctoral researcher involved in empirical work, and two PhD students. I am currently looking to hire two persons (one quite senior) with experience working with “deep” neural networks, and one person with extensive experience carrying out cognitive psychology experiments.  

In contrast with the large community of modelers in machine learning focused on improving the performance of deep networks for applied reasons, the goal of this project is to explore what neural networks tell us about how the brain works.  More specifically, the team will be working on questions of generalization in the domains of object identification, word identification, short-term memory, and games, amongst other areas. One key issue that we will explore is the extent to which “symbolic” computations are required to support some forms of generalization. This research is related to previous and ongoing research in my lab that explores why and when artificial neural networks learn localist "grandmother cell" representations with the goal to better understand why some neurons respond to high-level information in a highly selective manner. 

The project will start in September 2017 (or shortly thereafter).  For further information about the project and information about applying, please go the following links. 

Research Associate focused on behavioural research:  https://goo.gl/8cl6Vm
Senior Research Associate focused on modelling:  https://goo.gl/u2rjk4
Research Fellow focused on modelling (most senior post): https://goo.gl/XjRKzS

Closing Date for applications:  June 22, 2017. If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at:  j.bowers@bristol.ac.uk