Wednesday, February 16, 2022

FUNDED PhD STUDENT POSITION – Speech and Bilingualism Group- AT THE BCBL- BASQUE CENTER ON COGNITION BRAIN AND LANGUAGE (SAN SEBASTIÁN, BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN)


  1. INFORMATION ABOUT THE POSITION 
  • Position: PhD student
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1- up to the point of PhD)
  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Project: ReadCalibration ERC project
  • Organisation/Company: BCBL Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language
  • Location:  Spain > San Sebastian
  • Research Field: Neuroscience > Cognition and Language > Phonetics / Phonology / Acoustics
  • Type of contract/Duration of Contract : Temporary = 4 years
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours per week: 35
  • Starting date: Between May 1st and October 1st 2022
  • Application deadline: March 13th 2022

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 hearing impaired populations.

The candidate will be responsible for leading his/her own research projects from beginning to end, under supervision: developing research ideas, designing and running experiments, analyzing data, reporting results by writing up research papers and presenting at international conferences. The candidate will be encouraged to collaborate with researchers at the BCBL at all stages of their career (predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and established researchers) by taking part in weekly group and lab meetings, seminars of external speakers, specific interest groups, etc. The core of the project will rely on behavioral tasks and measures, with fine-grained analysis of language production and perception (e.g., acoustic analysis). If desired, the candidate could also develop neuroimaging experiments as part of the ERC project, taking advantage of neuroimaging facilities at the BCBL (e.g., EEG, eye-tracking, MEG, fMRI).

PI and research group: The candidate will join the Speech and Bilingualism group led by Dr. Clara Martin (c.martin@bcbl.eu). The research group focuses on exploring factors impacting speech production and perception in L1 and L2, including contextual properties (e.g., foreign accentedness of the speaker/addressee). We recently started the large-scale ReadCalibration ERC project investigating the impact of the orthographic system on speech sound and word perception and production across modalities (listening, reading, speaking, typing), languages (opaque and transparent orthographies), and populations (monolinguals and bilinguals with varying reading skills).

 

  1. CANDIDATES’ PROFILE AND SELECTION CRITERIA

Required skills:

- Good knowledge of the field of cognitive neuroscience and/or linguistics, speech science, especially phonetics/phonology

- Able to lead testing sessions with special population / communicating with medical staff

- Master’s (or equivalent Honours) degree in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Linguistics, and/or other relevant areas

- Strong background in experiment programming and statistical analyses is recommended

- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

 

Desirable skills:

- Previous experience in participating in research projects (e.g., data collection, analysis) is desired

- Knowledge of Spanish (or willingness to learn) is a plus

 

  1. WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary: 16.250€ gross/year (year 1 and 2); 17.410€ gross/year 3; 21.760€ gross/year 4

Entitlements and other benefits: https://www.bcbl.eu/en/join-us/what-is-like-to-work-bcbl

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.

 

  1. OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION:

Language policy

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

 

https://www.bcbl.eu/en/join-us/what-is-like-to-work-bcbl

 

  1. APPLICATION PROCESS: 

Submission of the application and documentation:

To submit your application, please follow this link:  applying for “ERC PhD SB 2022” and attach the following documentation:

  • A curriculum vitae (4 pages máximum)
  • A statement outlining research interests and motivation to apply for the position (1 page maximum)
  • Two letters of recommendation

 

Application process timetable:

  1. Deadline for application: 13/03/2022
  2. Evaluation by committee: 14/03/2022-27/03/2022
  3. Online interviews for pre-selected candidates: 28/03/2022-10/04/2022
  4. Final candidate selection: 10/04/2022
  5. Feedback to all candidates: 10/04/2022-15/04/2022
  6. Starting date: 01/05/2022 – 01/10/2022

 

Contact details for enquiries: hr@bcbl.eu


FUNDED POST-DOC POSITION – Speech and Bilingualism Group- AT THE BCBL- BASQUE CENTER ON COGNITION BRAIN AND LANGUAGE (SAN SEBASTIÁN, BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN)

  1. INFORMATION ABOUT THE POSITION 
  • Position: Postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience
  • Researcher Profile: R2 Recognised Researcher (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Project: ReadCalibration ERC project
  • Organisation/Company: BCBL Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language
  • Location:  Spain > San Sebastian
  • Research Field: Neuroscience > Cognition and Language > Phonetics-Phonology
  • Type of contract/Duration of Contract : Temporary – Up to 4 years
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours per week: 35
  • Starting date: Between May 1st and October 1st 2022
  • Application deadline: March 13th 2022

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 hearing impaired populations.

The candidate will be responsible for leading his/her own research projects from beginning to end, under supervision: developing research ideas, designing and running experiments, analyzing data, reporting results by writing up research papers and presenting at international conferences. The candidate will be encouraged to collaborate with researchers at the BCBL at all stages of their career (predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and established researchers) by taking part in weekly group and lab meetings, seminars of external speakers, specific interest groups, etc. The candidate will also be encouraged to co-supervise a PhD student working on the same topic. There also can be opportunities for Master student supervision. The core of the project will rely on behavioral tasks and measures, with fine-grained analysis of language production and perception (e.g., acoustic analysis). If desired, the candidate could also develop a neuroimaging study, as part of the ERC project, taking advantage of neuroimaging facilities at the BCBL (e.g., EEG, eye-tracking, MEG, fMRI).


PI and research group: The candidate will join the Speech and Bilingualism group led by Dr. Clara Martin (c.martin@bcbl.eu). The research group focuses on exploring factors impacting speech production and perception in L1 and L2, including contextual properties (e.g., foreign accentedness of the speaker/addressee). We recently started the large-scale ReadCalibration ERC project investigating the impact of the orthographic system on speech sound and word perception and production across modalities (listening, reading, speaking, typing), languages (opaque and transparent orthographies), and populations (monolinguals and bilinguals with varying reading skills).

 

  1. CANDIDATES’ PROFILE AND SELECTION CRITERIA

Required skills:

- Able to carry his/her own research and lead a research project

- Good knowledge of the field of cognitive neuroscience and/or linguistics, speech science, especially phonetics/phonology

- Able to lead testing sessions with special population / communicating with medical staff

- Able to produce, analyze and interpret data under supervision

- Able to explain the outcome of research and value in written and oral format

- Strong background in experiment programming and statistical analyses

- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

 

Desirable skills:

- Previous research experience in phonetic/phonology and/or hearing impairment

- Previous experience with special population wearing hearing aids and/or cochlear implants

- 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

- Knowledge of Spanish (or willingness to learn) is a plus.

 

  1. WORKING CONDITIONS

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

Entitlements and other benefits: https://www.bcbl.eu/en/join-us/what-is-like-to-work-bcbl

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.

 

  1. OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION:

Language policy

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

 

https://www.bcbl.eu/en/join-us/what-is-like-to-work-bcbl

 

  1. APPLICATION PROCESS: 

Submission of the application and documentation:

To submit your application, please follow this link:  applying for “ERC Postdoc SB 2022” and attach the following documentation:

  • A curriculum vitae (4 pages máximum)
  • A statement outlining research interests and motivation to apply for the position (1 page maximum)
  • Two letters of recommendation

 

Application process timetable:

  1. Deadline for application: 13/03/2022
  2. Evaluation by committee: 14/03/2022-27/03/2022
  3. Online interviews for pre-selected candidates: 28/03/2022-10/04/2022
  4. Final candidate selection: 10/04/2022
  5. Feedback to all candidates: 10/04/2022-15/04/2022
  6. Starting date: 01/05/2022 – 01/10/2022

 

Contact details for enquiries: hr@bcbl.eu

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Post-Doctoral Fellow to Study Neural Mechanisms of Language Recovery after Stroke - Johns Hopkins

Position available soon for a full-time research post-doctoral fellow, preferably in the field of speech-language pathology or cognitive neuroscience, to take primary responsibility for collection and analysis of data for a study of the neural mechanisms underlying language and cognitive recovery after stroke.  This project would entail collaboration with a post-doctoral fellow in the area of motor recovery to longitudinally study patients either at Johns Hopkins or via an innovative Stroke Treatment And Recovery van (The STAR Car), equipped with devices for evaluating both motor and language/cognitive recovery via tablets, fNIRS, tDCS, robotics, etc. Patients who are able to come to the hospital will also have longitudinal functional fMRI.  The position would provide an opportunity to work with an outstanding and diverse group of collaborators in the Stroke Cognitive Outcomes and REcovery (SCORE) lab (PI: Argye Hillis, MD, MA), including four other post-doctoral fellows, two faculty, 4 research speech-language pathologists,  full-time research assistants, and students in various levels of training.  Additionally, we collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of investigators in the Sheikh Kalifa Stroke Institute at Johns Hopkins, which consists of the Centers for Excellence in Stroke Detection and Treatment (Directed by Dr. Argye Hillis) and Center for Excellence in Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation (Directed by Dr. Preeti Raghaven) and investigators at the Bloomberg School of Health Department of Biostatistics.  Finally, we collaborate closely with C-STAR, the Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery, supported by a P50 grant from NIDCD, with Julius Fridriksson, PhD, Dirk Den Ouden, and Chris Rorden (University of South Carolina), Leo Bonilha, MD, PhD (Medical University of South Carolina), and Greg Hickok, PhD (University of California, Irvine), to provide new insight regarding the mechanisms and facilitation of aphasia recovery.  The position would allow training and experience in multimodality structural and functional imaging and integration with behavioral performance for brain mapping and tracking recovery.  

The environment at Johns Hopkins is extraordinarily collaborative across disciplines and departments. Our research relies on the exceptional interdisciplinary collaborations across departments (Radiology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) in the School of Medicine and across schools (the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Dept. of Cognitive Science, and the Kirby Functional Imaging Center).  There are outstanding resources available and an environment that supports leadership in innovation, scientific integrity, and intellectual curiosity. 

The post-doctoral position would require a commitment of two years, but could be extended for a longer period. It will also require a driver’s license and travel to patient’s homes for evaluation (with at least one other investigator). Experience in fNIRS and/or fMRI analysis would be favored.  For further information, contact Argye Hillis, at argye@jhmi.edu or 410-812-6716. Salary is commensurate with training and experience. The start date is flexible.

 

 

Friday, January 14, 2022

BASQUE CENTER ON COGNITION BRAIN AND LANGUAGE -- PreDoc, PostDoc, and Research Fellow Opportunities

 FUNDED PREDOCTORAL AND POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS  AT THE BCBL- BASQUE CENTER ON COGNITION BRAIN AND LANGUAGE (SAN SEBASTIÁN, BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN), www.bcbl.eu

 

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) offers the following positions:



FUNDED POSTDOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITION– Computational Neuroscience Group- AT THE BCBL- BASQUE CENTER ON COGNITION BRAIN AND LANGUAGE (SAN SEBASTIÁN, BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN)


FUNDED JOINT POSTDOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITION at the Neurobiology of Language Group, BCBL- BASQUE CENTER ON COGNITION BRAIN AND LANGUAGE (SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN) and Combinatorial Optimization group, BCAM – BASQUE CENTER FOR APPLIED MATHEMATICS (BILBAO, SPAIN)


FUNDED JOINT POSTDOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITION at the Signal Processing in Neuroimaging group, BCBL- BASQUE CENTER ON COGNITION BRAIN AND LANGUAGE (SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN) and Combinatorial Optimization group, BCAM – BASQUE CENTER FOR APPLIED MATHEMATICS (BILBAO, SPAIN)



FUNDED JOINT PREDOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITION at the Neurolinguistics and Aphasia Group, BCBL- BASQUE CENTER ON COGNITION BRAIN AND LANGUAGE (SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN) and Laboratory of Neuroimaging and biomarkers of inflammation, ACHUCARRO-BASQUE CENTER FOR NEUROSCIENCE (BILBAO, SPAIN)

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE POSITIONS IN https://www.bcbl.eu/en/join-us/job-offers



 



RESEARCH FELLOW POSITION at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu


The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) offers research fellow positions in seven main broad areas of research:

Language development across the life span

Speech perception, productions and disorders

Reading and dyslexia

Multilingualism

Neurodegeneration, brain damage and rehabilitation

Language and other cognitive systems

Advanced methods in cognitive neuroscience

 

The Center promotes a rich research environment without substantial teaching obligations. It provides access to the most advanced behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, including 3 Tesla MRI, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab including an eyetracker, two eyetracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs.  There are excellent technical support staff and research personnel (PhD and postdoctoral students). 


We are looking for cognitive neuroscientists or experimental psychologists with a background in psycholinguistics and/or neighboring cognitive neuroscience areas, computational modelers, and physicists and/or engineers with fMRI/MEG expertise. 


These five year Fellowships are directed to promising young researchers; they are intended to offer a track towards a PI role and independent research. The selected Fellows should be able to acquire the necessary skills for a research leader role. Ikerbasque is committed to offer a long-term career to the research community: Fellows in their 5th year can be assessed for a permanent position.


The applicants must have their PhD completed between 1/1/2011 and 31/12/2019.


Applications from women are especially welcomed. The eligibility period will be extended under special circumstances such as maternity.


Support letter from the host group is mandatory.


To submit your application please follow this link: https://calls.ikerbasque.net/


Deadline: 15th March 2022


For further information about the fellowships, please contact the Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras (info@bcbl.eu)