Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow position at the University of South Carolina

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available at the University of South Carolina, under the direction of Prof. William Matchin in the NeuroSyntax laboratory. The post-doc will help develop new projects and lead the acquisition, processing, and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data. They will also assist with the organization of the laboratory and coordination of laboratory members. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in linguistics who are interested in projects at the intersection of linguistics and neuroscience. For more information about our research program, please visit www.williammatchin.com.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. The position is for one year, renewable for a second year, and potentially further pending the acquisition of grant funding.

The postdoctoral associate will work in close association with the Aphasia Lab (headed by Dr. Julius Fridriksson) as part of the NIH-funded Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR). The NeuroSyntax lab is also part of the Linguistics program, the Neuroscience Community, and the Center for Mind and Brain at UofSC.

The University of South Carolina is in historic downtown Columbia, the capitol of South Carolina. Columbia is centrally located within the state, with a two-hour drive to the beach (including historic Charleston, SC) and the mountains (including beautiful Asheville, NC).

If you are interested in this position, please send an email to Prof. William Matchin matchin@mailbox.sc.eduwith your CV and a brief introduction to yourself, your academic background, and your research interests. You can find more details and apply online: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/60022.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITIONS IN THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT HOUSTON

Multiple Postdoctoral research positions are available in the Tandon Lab at The University of Texas in Houston as part of the newly formed Texas Institute of Restorative Technology (TIRN) Institute. Positions are funded either via multi-year Institute funding or by NIH funds (U01 and R01). The lab uses multimodal approaches – fMRI, lesional analysis following epilepsy surgery, intracranial recordings and direct stimulation to create and validate network level representations of language. Lab Collaborators include Greg Hickok (UCI), Stanislas Dehaene (NeuroSpin), Nathan Crone (JHU), Simon Fisher Baum (Rice) and Xaq Pitkow (Rice-Baylor); the post-doc will benefit from a close interaction with these experts in the fields of reading, semantics, speech production and computational neuroscience.

The selected individual must have a Ph.D. in one or more of the following: neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, mathematics, electrical engineering or computer science. Previous experience in neural time series data analysis, functional imaging studies of language, or studies of speech production are desirable – but not crucial. They must also be able to independently code in any or all of the following: MATLAB, R or Python.

They are expected to be highly motivated, team players with a passion to study cognitive processes using any or all of the various modalities available in the lab – imaging, direct recordings and closed-loop cortical stimulation – in humans. Given the multiple unpredictable variables and privacy issues around data collection in human patients, the individual must possess high ethical and professional standards and be adaptable. A strong publication record and excellent academic credentials are highly desirable.

CONTACT:

More information @ www.tandonlab.org

Friday, June 7, 2019

GROUP LEADER POSITION at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain)

GROUP LEADER 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) offers permanent research positions for Group Leaders in three main broad areas or research: 

(1)-Language, reading and developmental disorders: How language acquisition, comprehension, production, and reading take place in the human brain. Special attention will be paid to language disorders and the development of computerized tools for their early diagnosis and treatment.
(2)-Multilingualism and second language learning: The cognitive and brain mechanisms of language acquisition and processing in a second language, taking into consideration the age of acquisition, proficiency and usage. Special attention will be paid to multilingualism within the school system and to the development of new educational technologies for second language learning.
(3)- Neurodegeneration, brain damage and healthy aging: Language and Cognition: Early cognitive and brain markers related to language for neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer, Parkinson); neural plasticity and language functions through brain stimulation in the awake patient during surgical brain operations; developing of computerized diagnostic and training tools for aphasic patients and neurodegenerative diseases.

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. 
  •  The applicants must have their PhD completed before January 2011.
  •  Only researchers with a solid research track and international research experience will be considered.
  •  Demonstrated intellectual independence and scientific madurity are also required.
  •  Applications from women are especially welcomed. 
 An acceptance letter from the Scientific Director of the host institution is mandatory.

To submit your application please follow this link: www.ikerbasque.net

Deadline: September the 17th 2019 at 13:00, CET.

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

Monday, May 13, 2019

Postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience – ERC project – Speech & Bilingualism research group

One postdoctoral position is offered to individuals holding a PhD in cognitive neuroscience or psychology and with experience in research on language and speech perception and/or production. The selected candidate will work in the context of the 5-year ERC project Phonemic representations in speech perception and production: Recalibration by reading acquisition (ReadCalibration), supervised by Dr. Clara Martin, within the Speech & Bilingualism group at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL, San Sebastian, Spain; https://www.bcbl.eu/).

The main aim of the ReadCalibration ERC project is to explore the interplay between phonology and orthography in speech perception and production in various populations (children and adults; typically developing or with reading and/or hearing impairments; monolinguals and bilinguals).

ADDITIONAL INFO

Benefits

The BCBL (Severo Ochoa Excellence label) promotes a rich research environment without substantial teaching obligations. It provides access to the most advanced behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, including 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma scanner, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab including an eye-tracker, two eye-tracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs. The BCBL hosts excellent support staff and research personnel. Details of BCBL faculty research interests and research facilities can be found at https://www.bcbl.eu/research/.

Gross salary € 28.000  
Two-year contract with possibilities of extension (an additional 2 years).

 

Selection process

To submit your application, please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls, applying for “ERC Postdoc S&B 2019” and upload before June 14th, 2019:
- A curriculum vitae (4 pages maximum)
- A statement outlining research interests and motivation to apply for the position (1 page maximum)
- Two letters of recommendation
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview.

Additional comments

Inquiries about further project or contract details can be directed to hr@bcbl.eu.


Predoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience – ERC project – Speech & Bilingualism research group

One predoctoral fellowship is offered to individuals with a background in cognitive neuroscience or psychology and with experience in research on language and speech perception and/or production. The selected candidate will work in the context of the 5-year ERC project Phonemic representations in speech perception and production: Recalibration by reading acquisition (ReadCalibration), supervised by Dr. Clara Martin, within the Speech & Bilingualism group at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL, San Sebastian, Spain; https://www.bcbl.eu/).

The main aim of the ReadCalibration ERC project is to explore the interplay between phonology and orthography in speech perception and production in various populations (children and adults; typically developing or with Reading and/or hearing impairments; monolinguals and bilinguals).

ADDITIONAL INFO

Benefits

The BCBL (Severo Ochoa Excellence label) promotes a rich research environment without substantial teaching obligations. It provides access to the most advanced behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, including 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma scanner, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab including an eye-tracker, two eye-tracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs. The BCBL hosts excellent support staff and research personnel. Details of BCBL faculty research interests and research facilities can be found at https://www.bcbl.eu/research/.

Gross salary € 16.000.

Four-year contract with no teaching duties.

Selection process

To submit your application, please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls, applying for “ERC Predoc S&B 2019” and upload before June 14th, 2019:
- A curriculum vitae (4 pages maximum)
- A statement outlining research interests and motivation to apply for the position (1 page maximum)
- Two letters of recommendation
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview.

 

Additional comments

Inquiries about further project or contract details can be directed to hr@bcbl.eu

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Postdoc Positions in Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication at the University of Connecticut

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication-CT program is funded by a T32 Institutional Research Service Award from the NIH (Inge-Marie Eigsti & Emily Myers, Program Directors). The goal of this program is to provide targeted training in the cognitive neuroscience of communication disorders to predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars.  We invite applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships, to begin in the Fall of 2019.
Postdoctoral trainees will work under the supervision of one or more mentors on the CNC-CT team. These mentors are: Richard Aslin (Haskins Labs and University of Connecticut), Inge-Marie Eigsti, Deborah Fein, Roeland Hancock, Fumiko Hoeft, Nicole Landi, James Magnuson, Jay Rueckl (Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut), and Emily Myers, Erika Skoe, and Rachel Theodore (Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Connecticut).  For more information about the details of the training program, visit the program’s website (https://cncct.research.uconn.edu).  Note that applicants must be US citizens or green card holders.
The successful candidate will join the intellectually rich community at the University of Connecticut, and will have opportunities to collaborate with an outstanding group of scientists and clinicians and to build an independent research program.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  1. PhD in a relevant field, such as Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
  2. Evidence of research productivity.
  3. Applicants must contact a prospective mentor from the team to assess degree of fit to the program.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Experience with neuroimaging and neuromodulation methods, (e.g. ERP/EEG, MEG, fMRI, fNIRS, tDCS, TMS).
  2. Experience with clinical populations affected by communication disorders (e.g. aphasia, developmental language disorder, reading disorder, hearing loss, autism).
  3. Computational skills including advanced statistical methods, coding abilities (e.g. R, Python), or computational modeling experience.
APPOINTMENT TERMS
This will be a full-time, 12-month, two-year appointment based on funding availability, performance, and mutual agreement.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and consistent with NIH NRSA stipends. We anticipate a Fall 2019 start date. For additional information regarding benefits visit: http://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-summaries/.  
TO APPLY
To apply, first contact a prospective mentor from the mentorship team. If that person agrees to sponsor your application, you will work with your prospective mentor to develop a one-page research proposal detailing your planned research and training during the traineeship. Next, please apply online at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, Search #2019433. Submit a letter of interest including the one-page research proposal, a curriculum vitae, up to three representative publications, and the contact information for three references. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Directors Eigsti or Myers at cnc-ct@uconn.edu.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019433)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 1, 2019.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Postdoc at The Massachusetts General Hospital with David Gow


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at The Massachusetts General Hospital

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellow position bridging cognitive neuroscience, phonology, and language processing. This position is supported by an NIDCD R01 awarded to Dr. David Gow (Massachusetts General Hospital) and Dr. Seppo Ahlfors (Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging). The postdoctoral scholar will be stationed in Cambridge near the MIT campus, and will image at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in Charlestown, MA. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral candidate with a neuroscience experience (in particular MEG) and strong coding skills who will play a key role in a project that uses neural decoding and effective connectivity analyses developed in our lab to study phonological constraints on spoken language perception.  These analyses are performed on MR-constrained sourcespace reconstructions of simultaneous MEG/EEG data collected during spoken language perception tasks. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Linguistics, or a related field, or have completed all of the requirements for a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Experience with sourcespace analyses of electrophysiological data is strongly preferred. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to design and coordinate experiments using our methods, present data at national and international conferences, and write manuscripts. Extensive mentorship is available for these activities to help prepare for an independent research career. The postdoctoral scholar will have opportunities to interact with vibrant research communities at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, and MIT. The initial appointment will be for one year, with potential extensions for 1-2 additional years. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Salary and benefits are based on NIH guidelines, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested candidates must submit a current CV, a cover letter with a statement of research experience and interests, 2-3 recent publications, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To submit an application or request  more information about this position, please contact Dr. David Gow at  gow@helix.mgh.harvard.edu or 617-726-6143.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Brainhack Donostia 2019 - 5th-8th of May 2019, BCBL, San Sebastian

Dear all,

At the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), we are organizing the second edition of Brainhack Donostia (https://brainhackdonostia.pages.bcbl.eu), an event focused on neuroscience and the promotion of open-source resources in an accessible way across disciplines and experience levels. 

This edition will take place on May 5th-8th 2019 at BCBL, where two invited speakers and other scientists from BCBL will give talks and develop hands-on tutorials on data handling from several neuroimaging techniques. In particular, we will cover three techniques: Diffusion-Weighted Imaging (DWI), Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). To know more about it, you can check the schedule here: https://brainhackdonostia.pages.bcbl.eu/sites/timeline.html 
We are also going to host a hackathon in parallel, in which the attendants can propose, and collaborate on, neuroimaging-related projects (e.g., data acquisition, visualization, etc.). Check the project page for more info: https://brainhackdonostia.pages.bcbl.eu/sites/projects.html 

We encourage you to come and enjoy such an experience with us! Feel free to register here https://brainhackdonostia.pages.bcbl.eu/sites/register.html

For any inquiries, please email us at info.bhg-donostia@bcbl.eu

Looking forward to meet you in May!

BrainHack Donostia Organising Team