Thursday, October 10, 2019

Research, PhD, & Postdoc opportunities at MPI for Psycholing with Dr. Andrea Martin

Language and Computation in Neural Systems Group, led by Dr. Andrea E. Martin, has post-doc, PhD, and technician positions available. The newly formed PI group based at theMax Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging investigates the representation and processing of language from theory-driven perspective that is informed by advanced techniques in computational cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience. More information about us and the questions we work on can be found at: www.andreaemartin.com and www.mpi.nl.
Contacts: ina.grevel@mpi.nl (secretary to Dr. A. E. Martin) or andrea.martin@mpi.nl

Research technician; deadline 30/10

PhD student; deadline 30/10

Postdoc; deadline 30/10

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research-funded VIDI Postdoc; deadline 27/10

Early announcement: 15 PhD contracts to open in 2020 in the framework of the COBRA (Conversational Brains) European project

COBRA is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 programme. It aims to train early-stage researchers to accurately characterize and model the linguistic, cognitive and brain mechanisms that allow conversation to unfold in both human-human and human-machine interactions.

The network comprises ten academic research centers on language, cognition and the human brain,  and four industrial partners in web-based speech technology, conversational agents and social robots, in ten countries (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong).

The partners’ combined expertise and high complementarity will allow COBRA to offer early-stage researchers an excellent training programme as well as very strong exposure to the non-academic sector.

A call for applications will be launched in 2020 for 15 three-year contracts offered to early-stage researchers wishing to enroll as PhD students in the framework of the project.

More information on: http://www.conversationalbrains.eu/, @CobraNetwork


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow -- The NEURAL (NEURoscience of Adult Language) Research Lab at Indiana University Bloomington

The NEURAL (NEURoscience of Adult Language) Research Lab at Indiana University Bloomington is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to begin in spring or summer 2020, working with Dr. Brielle Stark.  The position is open for an initial 1-year, with an option to renew dependent on performance and funding.

Research in the lab focuses on understanding brain-behavior relationships in neurogenic communication disorders, largely post-stroke aphasia. We are most interested in understanding processes related to language production. We have a Siemens Prisma 3T MRI scanner and an EEG suite as part of our Imaging Research Facility, which is shared between collaborative IU faculty. There is the opportunity to collect new data related to their interest, and also to work on data that has already been collected in post-stroke chronic aphasia and in age-matched older adults. We will shortly be moving to a brand new facility attached to a hospital just north of campus and will additionally have a lab space on main IU campus.

This postdoc’s responsibilities will include data collection, data management, data analysis and writing of papers. There is a heavy emphasis on neuroimaging and behavior data analysis and publication. As such, the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about a career in science/medicine, self-motivated, independent, productive, and have an interest in speech/language neuroscience. We are a close-knit lab comprised of undergraduates, MA and PhD students and are looking for someone who has strong interpersonal skills and a team attitude. Candidates must have a related PhD degree (e.g. Neuroscience, Psychology, Engineering, Biology, Communication Sciences, etc.), experience with programming in Matlab and/or Python and strong statistical skills. Additional experience may include analyzing discourse samples (e.g. CHAT/CLAN, PRAAT, SALT). Experience with aphasia is helpful but not required.

Indiana University is an excellent and interdisciplinary research environment. Dr. Stark is part of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and is also core faculty in the Program in Neuroscience. IU is home to the Imaging Research Facility, Network Institute, and Program in Cognitive Science. Additionally, Bloomington is a lovely place to live. It is a small-town (80,000 residents) that boasts great art, food and nature. It is the epitome of a college town, full of good-natured Midwesterners.  

Please see the lab website for more information: www.neuralresearchlab.com. The position is open until filled. Interested applicants can send a CV, a brief statement of interest and a relevant paper to demonstrate writing skills to: bcstark@iu.edu.