The Language & Cognitive Dynamics Lab is hiring a post-doctoral research fellow to start in 2017. Research in the lab focuses on spoken language processing and semantic memory in typical and atypical speakers. Current research projects investigate: (1) The processing and representation of semantic knowledge, particularly knowledge of object features and categories, and the events or situations in which they participate. (2) The organization of the spoken language system by mapping the relationships between stroke lesion location and behavioral deficits.
Research methods include:
- behavioral and eye-tracking experiments
- lesion-symptom mapping
- computational modeling
- non-invasive brain stimulation (tDCS)
- Doctorate degree in Psychology, Cognitive & Brain Science, CSD/SHLS, or related discipline. Must be completed before starting post-doctoral fellowship.
- Experience with one or more of the research methods and/or content domains.
- Programming experience in R, Matlab, python, or similar language will be preferred.
The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to contribute to ongoing projects and to develop an independent line of research. Mentorship, training, and professional development opportunities will be provided to facilitate the fellow’s future career in academic, research, or industry settings.
About the LCDL
LCDL has recently relocated to the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. UAB is a comprehensive, urban research university, ranked among the top 25 in funding from the NIH. Postdoctoral training at UAB is enhanced by the Office of Postdoctoral Education. The medical school is routinely ranked among the top in the US, and interdisciplinary programs are a particular strength, including the Psychology Department’s undergraduate and graduate neuroscience programs. Birmingham is a growing, diverse, and progressive city located in the foothills of the Appalachians. It was recently rated #1 Next Hot Food City by Zagat, it is home to several world-class museums and performing arts venues, and the region offers excellent sites for hiking, camping, boating, swimming, and fishing.
To apply, submit the following
- A letter of interest that describes your training, research experience and interests, and career goals
- 2-3 letters of recommendation