Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Post-Doctoral Position in Dynamics of Spoken Language Comprehension in Aphasia -- Philadelphia

One post-doctoral position is available in the Language and Cognitive Dynamics Laboratory directed by Dr. Dan Mirman at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) pending final approval of funding from NIH. The postdoctoral researcher will take a leading role in designing and conducting computational and experimental work on the dynamics of spoken language comprehension in aphasia using behavioral and eye-tracking experiments and computational modeling. Background in PDP modeling is strongly preferred, training in eye tracking and cognitive neuropsychology will be provided.

MRRI is a vibrant collaborative research center focusing on cognitive neuroscience and cognitive rehabilitation with a particular focus on language and aphasia. In addition to primary research with Dr. Mirman, the post provides opportunities to collaborate with Dr. Myrna Schwartz and Dr. Laurel Buxbaum, as well as researchers at University of Pennsylvania and Temple University with opportunities to learn voxel-based lesion-symptom mapping, TMS and tDCS, and functional neuroimaging.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in cognitive psychology, cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, linguistics, or related field, a strong interest in computational modeling and cognitive neuropsychology, and be interested in developing an independent research career. Send CV, letter describing research interests and goals, and at least 2 letters of recommendation to Dr. Dan Mirman at mirmand@einstein.edu, or

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
4th Floor, Sley Building
1200 W. Tabor Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19141

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