The Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College invites applications for a senior cognitive scientist at the Associate or Full Professor level beginning AY 2017-2018. We seek candidates with broad expertise in cognitive psychology, cognitive science or cognitive neuroscience, who will act as Coordinator of the Cognitive Science section of the Department. Preferred areas of specialization within cognition include attention, perception, memory, language, reasoning, or decision making. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, a productive record of research, an ability to involve undergraduates in research, and must be able to strengthen the interdisciplinary undergraduate program in cognitive science. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester. Please upload to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8356 a dossier including (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) teaching evaluations, (d) three 1-2 page statements -- one describing teaching philosophy, one describing research, and one describing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body (see https://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/how-to-prepare-a-diversity-statement.pdf?time=819201620), and (e) three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2016. Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse, national student body. The ideal candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are available in the neuroimaging laboratory of Dr. Kristina Simonyan in the Department of Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. The research emphasis of the laboratory is on the understanding of brain mechanisms underlying normal and diseased organization of the central nervous system controlling speech production. We use a variety of neuroimaging methodologies, including fMRI, DTI, high-resolution MRI, iEEG, as well as incorporate clinico-behavioral testing and genetic/genomic approaches in our studies.
The specific projects involve understanding brain organization controlling speech production in healthy individuals and brain abnormalities associated with the genetic risk factors leading to the development of laryngeal dystonia (or spasmodic dysphonia). Another project deals with the investigation of the central effects of a novel treatment in patients with laryngeal dystonia using a combination of structural and functional neuroimaging techniques and clinico-behavioral measures. Another project examines brain abnormalities across different forms of task-specific focal dystonia using a combination of structural and functional neuroimaging techniques and clinico-behavioral neurotesting. The postdoctoral fellows will function as part of a multi-disciplinary team of neuroscientists, geneticists, and clinicians. Opportunities exist for excellent scientific interactions and collaborations with an extensive program of seminars, symposia and other organized meetings that are focused on a large array of topics in neuroscience and neuroimaging. More information about the Simonyan Laboratory can be found at the link http://research.mssm.edu/simonyanlab/
Qualifications and Skills:
• A PhD or MD/PhD degree in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Communication Sciences,
Mathematics or related fields of biomedical sciences.
• Interest and expertise in human brain imaging, including but not limited to fMRI and DTI.
• At least basic knowledge of brain anatomy and neuroscience.
• Solid experience with scientific computing, including but not limited to computational (Linux, MATLAB)
and statistical (AFNI, FSL, SPM) methods.
• Ability to work effectively independetly and collaborate on projects with multiple investigators.
• Strong publication record and excellent academic credentials.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Deadline: The position is available immediately, and the applications will be considered on an ongoing basis
until the position is filled.
How to apply: The applications should be sent to Dr. Kristina Simonyan
at Kristina.Simonyan@mssm.edu and should include the candidate’s CV with the list of publications, a statement of interest in the position, and the names and contact information of at least three professional referees.
Monday, September 19, 2016
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)
- 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
- 2-3 letters of recommendation
Thursday, September 8, 2016
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.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
PhD Scholarship Opportunities in the Neurobiology of Language, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
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 (email@example.com) and Dr Hanna Gauvin (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the header “Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognition and Action”. Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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.