A postdoctoral fellowship in neurobiology of language is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jed Meltzer, at the Rotman Research Institute, affiliated with the University of Toronto. The fellow will engage in research related to both basic language processes and applications to diagnosis and treatment of post-stroke aphasia, progressive aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological disorders. Candidates should have expertise and/or interest in some of the following topics:
- - sentence and discourse level comprehension and production
- - neurorehabilitation in stroke and dementia
- - frequency domain analysis of EEG/MEG data
- - multivariate pattern recognition analyses
- - applications of computational linguistics to neuroscience
- - quantitative analysis of naturalistic language samples
- - functional connectivity in fMRI and MEG
The Rotman Institute is fully equipped for cognitive neuroscience research, with a 3T MRI, 151-channel CTF MEG, several EEG systems, and an excellent infrastructure for patient recruitment and testing. We seek a candidate with excellent computational skills, academic knowledge of psycholinguistics, and a personal manner suitable for comfortable interactions with elderly patients with limited communication abilities. Prior experience with neuroimaging is helpful but not an absolute must.
Toronto is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, as well as the most multicultural. It is an excellent place to work for those interested in cross-linguistic research, as native speaker populations can be found for dozens of world languages.
Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. or M.D. degree, and the potential for successfully obtaining external funding. The postdoctoral position carries a term of 2 years and is potentially renewable. Bursaries are in line with the fellowship scales of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and include an allowance for travel and research expenses. A minimum of 80% of each fellow’s time will be devoted to research and related activities.
Start date is negotiable, but ideally in the spring of 2011.
To apply, please send a current CV and letter of interest to:
Jed Meltzer, Ph.D.
Up to three letters of reference may be forwarded to the same address. Meetings and interviews may be arranged at the upcoming Neurobiology of Language and Society for Neuroscience conferences in San Diego, although this is certainly not required.
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