Sunday, May 15, 2016

PhD position in experimental and computational psycho- and neurolinguistics at MPI Nijmegen

PhD position in experimental and computational psycho- and neurolinguistics at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen

Candidates should have, or shortly expect to obtain, a high quality scientific degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, the cognitive neurosciences, cognitive science, or psycholinguistics with a focus on spoken language processing. Preference will be shown for candidates with advanced technical skills who are interested in applying those skills to fundamental questions about language representation and processing in the human mind and brain, as well as to computational questions in the cognitive sciences. Candidates should have excellent written and spoken command of English.

The MPI in Nijmegen is a leading research institute, with a stimulating environment and excellent facilities and resources. The institute is entirely devoted to the question of how we acquire, produce, and understand language. The research at the institute is highly multidisciplinary, uniting linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and genetics. For further information about our research, please our website:

The successful candidates will be affiliated with the department Psychology of Language (Prof. Dr. A. Meyer) and supervised by Dr. Andrea Martin ( The position is available as of 1 September 2016 and is funded for 4 years. The institute provides state-of-the art research facilities, technical support, as well as a conference and travel budget. All students participate in the taught doctoral program of the International Max Planck Research School in Language Sciences (IMPRS). The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer.

For questions please write to

Your application should include
    names and contact details of two referees
    a very brief statement of your research interests where you describe your research experience, technical skills and sketch with topic(s) you might want to pursue in your PhD project.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Post-doctoral position in sensorimotor learning and control of speech production -- UW, Ludo Max Lab

The Laboratory for Speech Physiology and Motor Control (PI Ludo Max, Ph.D.) at the University of Washington (Seattle) announces an open post-doctoral position in the areas of sensorimotor integration and sensorimotor learning for speech production. The position will involve experimental work on both typical speech and stuttering. The lab is located in the University of Washington's Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and has additional affiliations with the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and the Department of Bioengineering. See for more information. 

The successful candidate will use speech sensorimotor adaptation paradigms (with digital signal processing perturbations applied to the real-time auditory feedback or mechanical forces applied to the jaw by a robotic device) to investigate aspects of learning and control in stuttering and nonstuttering adults and children. In addition, the candidate will use electroencephalographic (EEG) techniques to investigate auditory-motor interactions during speech movement planning in the same populations. 

The position is initially for one year (a second-year extension is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance and productivity) with a preferred starting date in the Summer of 2016. Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree by the start of the appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, cognitive/behavioral neuroscience, motor control/kinesiology, biomedical engineering, communication disorders/speech science, and related fields, are encouraged to apply. 

We seek a candidate with excellent verbal and written communication skills who is strongly motivated and has substantial computer programming experience (the lab relies heavily on MATLAB, R, Psyscope/Psychtoolbox). 

For more information, please contact lab director Ludo Max, Ph.D. ( Applications can be submitted to the same e-mail address. Interested candidates should submit (a) a cover letter describing their research experiences, interests, and goals, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) the names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references, and (d) reprints of relevant journal publications. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

The MARCS Institute/The HEARing CRC Postdoctoral Fellow Hearing and Cognitive Aging Available

Ref 610/16 Postdoctoral Fellow Hearing and Cognitive Aging (HEARing CRC), MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University

The Multisensory Communication Program in the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development in association with the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with high level skills and expertise in the broad area of speech perception in elderly people (with/without hearing-impairment).

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour, and Development is an interdisciplinary research institute of the Western Sydney University. Research at MARCS is conducted in five interdisciplinary research programs: Biomedical Engineering & Neuroscience, Human Machine Interaction, Multisensory Communication, Music Cognition & Action and Speech & Language. MARCS is located on the Bankstown, Campbelltown, Kingswood and Parramatta campuses.

The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC) is a unique consortium of 22 research, clinical and industry organisations. The HEARing CRC was initially funded 2007-14 through the Commonwealth Government Cooperative Research Centre Programme, and has recently received a five year funding extension to continue developing new devices, therapies and service delivery models.

This post-doctoral project covers three Hearing CRC research areas: Measurement of Real-Life Impact of Hearing Disorders; Tools for Identifying the Role of Attention in Difficult Listening Situations and Therapies to Improve Speech Perception in Elderly Adults with Auditory Processing Disorders.

The successful applicant is expected to be developing a strong international standing and research reputation, based on an excellent research background in psychology, linguistics, psycholinguistics, or cognitive sciences.

The position is full-time for a period of 3 years and will be based on the Bankstown campus.

Remuneration Package: Academic Level A (Step 3-4) $93,659 to $99,365 p.a. (comprising Salary $84,498 to $89,646 p.a., plus 9.5% Superannuation, plus Leave Loading)

After 12 months continuous service the appointee may be eligible for 17% employer superannuation contribution.

Position Enquiries: Professor Chris Davis, email

Closing Date:22 May 2016

For further information regarding this position will be available on the University positions vacant page from Friday 22 April -


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