Friday, November 20, 2020

Funded Posdoctoral position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain)

 Funded Posdoctoral position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebasti├ín, Basque Country, Spain)

  • Position: Postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience
  • Researcher Profile: R2 Recognised Researcher
  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Project: ReadCalibration ERC Consolidator Grant
  • Location:  Spain > San Sebastian
  • Research Field: Neuroscience > Cognition and Language
  • Type of contract/Duration of Contract : Temporary >  4 years
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours per week: 35
  • Starting date: January 1st 2021
  • Application deadline: November 30th 2020
  • Information about the project: The main aim of the ReadCalibration ERC project is to explore the interplay between phonology and orthography in speech perception and production in various populations (children and adults; typically developing or with reading and/or hearing impairments; monolinguals and bilinguals).
  • Job description: The selected candidate will work in the context of the 5-year ERC project Phonemic representations in speech perception and production: Recalibration by reading acquisition (ReadCalibration). He/she will be developing studies exploring phonemic recalibration in populations suffering reading impairment.
  • PI and research group: Pr. Clara Martin, Speech & Bilingualism group.



Required skills:

  • Able to carry his/her own research under supervision
  • Good knowledge of the field of cognitive neuroscience
  • Able to produce, analyze and interpret data under supervision
  • Able to explain the outcome of research and value in written and oral format

Desirable skills

  • Good knowledge in the fields of phonetic/phonology and/or dyslexia
  • Able to take ownership for and manage own career progression
  • Able to set realistic and achievable career goals, and to identify and develop ways to improve employability.


Salary: 28.000€-30.000€ gross/year (depending on the experience of the candidate)

Entitlements and other benefits:

Training opportunities and Career development plan: 

Researchers at any stage of their career, regardless of their contractual situation, are given an opportunity for professional development and for improving their employability through access to a Personal Career Development Plan which includes

  1.  Training through individually personalized research projects under senior supervision
  2. Exchanging knowledge with the scientific community and the general public
  3. Network-wide training in theory and methods
  4. Complementary training courses
  5. Involvement in proposal writing, task coordination
  6. Development of skills for the organization of training and scientific events.



Language policy

  • The corporative language at the Center is English but the national language will be an asset for this particular position
  • The center provides initial level Spanish and Basque lessons to all the international staff members
  • The interview will be conducted entirely in English



Submission of the application and documentation:

To submit your application, please follow this link:  applying for “ERC Postdoc SB 2020” and attach the following documentation:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement outlining research interests and motivation to apply for the position
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application process timetable:

  1. Deadline for application: 30/11/2020
  2. Evaluation by committee: 01/12/2020-10/12/2020
  3. Interview period/phase: 10/12/2020-11/12/2020
  4. Final candidate selection: 15/12/2020
  5. Feedback to candidates: 15/12/2020-17/12/2020
  6. Incorporation date: 01/01/2021

Contact details for enquiries: