Friday, January 14, 2022

BASQUE CENTER ON COGNITION BRAIN AND LANGUAGE -- PreDoc, PostDoc, and Research Fellow Opportunities

 FUNDED PREDOCTORAL AND POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS  AT THE BCBL- BASQUE CENTER ON COGNITION BRAIN AND LANGUAGE (SAN SEBASTIÁN, BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN), www.bcbl.eu

 

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) offers the following positions:



FUNDED POSTDOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITION– Computational Neuroscience Group- AT THE BCBL- BASQUE CENTER ON COGNITION BRAIN AND LANGUAGE (SAN SEBASTIÁN, BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN)


FUNDED JOINT POSTDOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITION at the Neurobiology of Language Group, BCBL- BASQUE CENTER ON COGNITION BRAIN AND LANGUAGE (SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN) and Combinatorial Optimization group, BCAM – BASQUE CENTER FOR APPLIED MATHEMATICS (BILBAO, SPAIN)


FUNDED JOINT POSTDOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITION at the Signal Processing in Neuroimaging group, BCBL- BASQUE CENTER ON COGNITION BRAIN AND LANGUAGE (SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN) and Combinatorial Optimization group, BCAM – BASQUE CENTER FOR APPLIED MATHEMATICS (BILBAO, SPAIN)



FUNDED JOINT PREDOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITION at the Neurolinguistics and Aphasia Group, BCBL- BASQUE CENTER ON COGNITION BRAIN AND LANGUAGE (SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN) and Laboratory of Neuroimaging and biomarkers of inflammation, ACHUCARRO-BASQUE CENTER FOR NEUROSCIENCE (BILBAO, SPAIN)

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE POSITIONS IN https://www.bcbl.eu/en/join-us/job-offers



 



RESEARCH FELLOW POSITION at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu


The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) offers research fellow positions in seven main broad areas of research:

Language development across the life span

Speech perception, productions and disorders

Reading and dyslexia

Multilingualism

Neurodegeneration, brain damage and rehabilitation

Language and other cognitive systems

Advanced methods in cognitive neuroscience

 

The Center promotes a rich research environment without substantial 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 an eyetracker, two eyetracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs.  There are excellent technical support staff and research personnel (PhD and postdoctoral students). 


We are looking for cognitive neuroscientists or experimental psychologists with a background in psycholinguistics and/or neighboring cognitive neuroscience areas, computational modelers, and physicists and/or engineers with fMRI/MEG expertise. 


These five year Fellowships are directed to promising young researchers; they are intended to offer a track towards a PI role and independent research. The selected Fellows should be able to acquire the necessary skills for a research leader role. Ikerbasque is committed to offer a long-term career to the research community: Fellows in their 5th year can be assessed for a permanent position.


The applicants must have their PhD completed between 1/1/2011 and 31/12/2019.


Applications from women are especially welcomed. The eligibility period will be extended under special circumstances such as maternity.


Support letter from the host group is mandatory.


To submit your application please follow this link: https://calls.ikerbasque.net/


Deadline: 15th March 2022


For further information about the fellowships, please contact the Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras (info@bcbl.eu)

Friday, December 10, 2021

Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships by "La Caixa" Foundation



Do you want to start your research career?  


”La Caixa” Foundation's doctoral fellowships programme INPhINIT is now open. This programme supports the best scientific talent to promote innovative, excellence research in Spain and Portugal.

Apply for a PhD fellowship and give your story a boost.

 

Incoming: 35 fellowships for researchers of all nationalities to carry out their PhD at Spanish centres with Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu accreditation, Carlos III Health Research

Institutes, and Portuguese centres classed as “excellent” by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Incoming fellowships are addressed exclusively to STEM disciplines.

The BCBL-INPHINIT Programme is offering 10 different PhD thesis projects within this modality.

 

Retaining: 30 fellowships for researchers of all nationalities to carry out their PhD in any discipline and at any university or research centre in Spain or Portugal.

 

More information:

https://fundacionlacaixa.org/en/doctoral-fellowships-inphinit-call


Thursday, December 9, 2021

Program Officer job at NIDCD

The NIDCD will, in January, be welcoming  applications for a professional track Health Scientist Administrator (HSA Program Officer) with expertise and research experience in language and language disorders. A doctoral degree in speech-language pathology, psychology/neuropsychology, linguistics or other fields with a  focus in communication is preferred and individuals at early to mid career stages are strongly encouraged to apply.   Responsibilities for this position will be to oversee an active and growing research portfolio related to language and language disorders.  In addition, the individual in this position will create, develop and lead activities associated with this research area;  serve as the contact and resource within the institute, the NIH and beyond, for all issues related to language and language disorders; as well as interact with various groups within and across NIH. 

 

NIDCD is looking for a motivated,  enthusiastic individual with research credentials and scientific expertise who will welcome the challenges and rewards of leading language and language disorders research for NIDCD.  We are  committed to creating a diverse environment:  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. At NIDCD, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people do their best work.  The salary is based upon individual qualifications and professional experience.  A full benefits package is available.  

 

The vacancy announcement for HSA Program Officer will be posted on 1/18/22 and closes on 1/27/22  at http://jobs.nih.gov/globalrecruitment.   Please contact Judith Cooper with questions or interest cooperj@nidcd.nih.gov

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

David Kemmerer's Cognitive Neuroscience of Language textbook (via David Kemmerer)


The 2nd edition of David Kemmerer's Cognitive Neuroscience of Language textbook is expected to appear in April or May, 2022.  If you use the code DKE20, you can get a 20% discount when you order the book from Psychology Press.  

 

The preface is copied below.  It describes which aspects of the 1st edition have been retained, and which aspects of the 2nd edition are new.  In addition, note that an "eBook+" version will be available, as well as a website containing PowerPoint slides, test questions, and links to relevant videos.

 

Preface:

 

Welcome to the second edition!  During the six years since the first one appeared, the branch of cognitive neuroscience that focuses on language has continued to flourish.  Countless new experiments have been conducted, several major theories have been refined, three large volumes of survey chapters have been published (Hickok & Small, 2015; Hagoort, 2019; de Zubicaray & Schiller, 2019), a brand new journal called Neurobiology of Language was recently introduced, and the Society for the Neurobiology of Language has significantly grown (www.neurolang.org).

 

My primary aim in preparing this second edition of the textbook was to keep pace with these advances in the field.  But I also wanted to preserve the general approach of the first edition, so the following features have been retained:

 

·       Broadly speaking, the book's purpose is to give students, teachers, researchers, and clinicians a solid, accessible overview of what is currently known about how our brains enable us to perceive and produce language.  More narrowly, it has been designed for use in courses offered to graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students.  Although much of the content is inherently challenging, no previous knowledge of either neuroscience or linguistics is required, since technical terms and important principles from both disciplines are explained along the way.

 

·       After covering background material about the human brain and aphasia syndromes in Parts I-II, almost all of the chapters in Parts III-VI draw upon prominent theoretical models that characterize particular linguistic domains at both cognitive and neurobiological levels of analysis.  In addition, these core chapters illustrate how the different components of the models are supported, and in some cases challenged, by experiments employing diverse brain mapping techniques.  A special effort has been made to describe many of these experiments in considerable detail, providing information about their goals, methods, results, and implications.  The rationale for such an in-depth approach is that it may help students understand not only how empirical studies are carried out, but also how they contribute to the dynamic interplay between theory and data.

 

At the same time, however, several aspects of this second edition are new and deserve to be highlighted here:

 

·       Following the lead of a 2016 paper by Pascale Tremblay and Anthony Steven Dick called "Broca and Wernicke are dead, or moving past the classic model of language neurobiology," minimal use is made of the traditional terms "Broca's area" and "Wernicke's area" because it is now abundantly clear that they are not only obsolete but confusing.  Instead, more precise anatomical terms are used when necessary.  This point is elaborated near the end of Chapter 1.

 

·       To capture some of the most salient developments in the field during the past six years, all of the chapters from the first edition have been revised and updated.  Some of them, however, have been modified much more than others.  The ones that have undergone the greatest changes are as follows:  Chapter 5 ("Speech perception"); Chapter 6 ("Speech production"); Chapter 8 ("Object nouns"); Chapter 9 ("Action verbs"); Chapter 10 ("Abstract words"); Chapter 13 ("Sentence comprehension"); Chapter 14 ("Discourse"); and Chapter 15 ("Reading and writing").

 

·       Because research on the neural substrates of bilingualism has been rapidly accelerating, and because students are often quite interested in this topic, a separate chapter is now devoted to it—namely, Chapter 17 ("The bilingual brain").

 

·       The table of contents has been reorganized in such a way that the chapters on reading/writing and sign language are now in Part VI ("Other topics") toward the end of the book, together with the chapter on bilingualism.  Each of these chapters, however, can be read on its own, independently from the other chapters in the book.

 

Monday, July 19, 2021

University of Freiburg – Research Assistant position


We are seeking a full-time or part time research assistant to support and manage research

projects at the Department of Neurology. We study how the brain works and how it recovers

from damage. Clinical and neuropsychological behavioural tests (eg: language, spatial

processing, praxis, spatial perception, memory) are correlated with brain anatomy and

function (eg: fMRI, rsfMRI, DTI, sMRT, PET, TMS) in group studies of patients (mainly

stroke, Parkinson’s disease and migraine). In a large scale project carefully selected stroke

patients (first ever stroke, single ischemic lesion) are prospectively tested during acute stage

and follow-up (currently > 800 enrolled). The group is part of Freiburg Brain Imaging (FBI),

an interfaculty assembly of departments interested in scientific brain imaging, strong links

exist with the Bernstein Centre of computational neuroscience, the Herman Paul Centre of

linguistics and the faculties of biology, psychology, sport and sport sciences and informatics.

 

Responsibilities:

Within our large scale project: screening, recruitment and caring for study

patients during the visit; conducting and evaluating language tests/or general behavioural

tests; maintenance and further development of databases, static analysis, co-supervision of

doctoral students, research assistants and interns; support in managing the project.

Contributions to the experimental design of new studies and opportunity to work on your own

scientific projects if you are qualified to do so

 

Required qualification:

- BA or Master in Psychology, Biology, Linguistics, cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or

speech therapist with adequate abilities

 

Preferred qualifications:

- Experience or interest in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic neurological

patients

- Knowledge of imaging and neuroanatomy

- Excellent computer and statistical skills (e.g. MS Office, SPSS)

- must be able and willing to acquire a command of German to enable interaction with our

patients

 

We offer you:

- working in a committed, interdisciplinary team with many years of internationally renowned

expertise in neuroscience, neuroanatomy as well as clinical care of patients

- a varied and responsible field of work with a high degree of independence

- opportunity for further scientific qualification

- training in advanced imaging techniques or neuropsychological testing

 

The position is available on a full/part-time basis for an initial period of 3 years. After a

positive evaluation, tenure is available.

Please apply with your complete documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of

publications, references) by 1.9.2021 via our online portal (https://www.uniklinikfreiburg.

de/karriere/stellenangebote.html) or email to: hannelore.griesbaum@uniklinikfreiburg.

de

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail at: cornelius.weiller@uniklinikfreiburg.

de