Friday, March 30, 2012

Post doc position - Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab, U of Maryland

Applications are solicited for a postdoctoral position in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language lab at the University of Maryland Department of Linguistics to conduct fMRI research on written and spoken language comprehension. This postdoctoral fellow will work with Dr. Ellen Lau to implement fMRI research projects, oversee the establishment of fMRI analysis pipelines, and provide support to PhD students conducting fMRI experiments. The appointment would be for one year beginning in Fall or Winter 2012, with possibility of renewal for a second year. Applicants should have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, or a related field, and demonstrated experience conducting language processing research with fMRI. International applicants are welcome.  

The Department of Linguistics ( is part of a large and vibrant community of language scientists across the UMD campus ( The 3T MRI scanner was installed on campus last year as the centerpiece of the new Maryland Neuroimaging Center, and the department also houses state-of-the-art facilities for conducting EEG and MEG research. 

Applicants should send a cover letter, a statement of research interests, relevant manuscripts and publications, and 3 letters of reference to Dr. Ellen Lau at

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