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New positions at ILCB on Language, Communication and the Brain

New positions at ILCB on Language, Communication and the Brain

  • Two 2-year postdoc
  • Two PhD grants

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Two 2-year postdoc positions at Aix-Marseille/Avignon on Language, Communication and the Brain

The Center of Excellence on Brain and Language (BLRI, https://www.ilcb.fr/) and the Institute of Language, Communication and the Brain (ILCB, https://www.ilcb.fr/) offer:

Two 2-year postdoc positions on any topic that falls within the area of language, communication, brain and modelling. The institute provides privileged and free access to MEG and fMRI facilities.

The scientific project, ideally interdisciplinary, should be supervised by at least one member of the BLRI/ILCB (see https://www.ilcb.fr/members/ilcb-fellows/) and should, if possible, involve two different laboratories of the institute.

A complete application should contain:

  1. A full description of the research project (~ 5 pages):
  2. Title
  3. Name of the collaborator/supervisor/sponsor within the BLRI-ILCB
  4. Short Summary
  5. Scientific context/state of the art/
  6. Objectives and hypotheses
  7. Methodology
  8. Expected results
  9. Brief statement about the relevance of the project for the BLRI/ILCB
  10. Proposed Timeline
  11. CV with complete list of publications
  12. Letter of motivation
  13. One letter of recommendation or contact information of a potential referee

The BLRI-ILCB is located in Aix-en-Provence, Avignon and Marseille and regroups several research centers in linguistics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, medicine, computer science, and mathematics.

  • Deadline for submission: June 11, 2019
  • Pre-selection of candidates for audition: June 20, 2019
  • Auditions: June 28  (international candidates might be interviewed via skype)

Duration: 2 years (1 year, extendable for another year)

Monthly salary: ~1974.27 € net (depending on experience)

Applications should be sent to: nadera.bureau@blri.fr

For supplementary information: Johannes.Ziegler@univ-amu.fr

 

Two PhD grants at Aix-Marseille/Avignon on Language, Communication and the Brain

The Center of Excellence on Brain and Language (BLRI, https://www.ilcb.fr/) and the Institute of Language, Communication and the Brain (ILCB, https://www.ilcb.fr/ ) award

Two PhD grants (3 years) on any topic that falls within the area of language, communication, brain and modelling. The institute provides privileged and free access to fMRI and MEG facilities.

The BLRI-ILCB is located in Aix-en-Provence, Avignon and Marseille and regroups several research centers in linguistics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, medicine, computer science, and mathematics.

Interested candidates need to find one or more PhD supervisors amongst the members of the BRLI-ILCB (https://www.ilcb.fr/members/ilcb-fellows/) Together with the supervisor(s), they would then need to write a 3-year PhD project. A priority is given to interdisciplinary co-directions and to projects that involve two different laboratories of the institute.

The application should contain:

  1. A full description of the PhD project (~ 5 pages):
  2. Title
  3. Name of the PhD supervisor(s)
  4. Short Summary
  5. Scientific context/state of the art/
  6. Objectives and hypotheses
  7. Methodology
  8. Expected results
  9. Brief statement about the relevance of the project for the BLRI/ILCB
  10. Proposed Timeline
  11. CV and master degree grades (if available)
  12. Letter of motivation
  13. One letter of recommendation or contact information of a potential referee
  • Deadline for submission: June 11, 2019
  • Pre-selection of candidates for audition: June 20, 2019
  • Auditions: June 28  (international candidates might be interviewed via skype)

Start: September 1, 2019

Monthly salary: 1364.97€ net for a period of 3 years

Applications should be sent to: nadera.bureau@blri.fr

For supplementary information contact: Johannes.Ziegler@univ-amu.fr

Postdoc in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience/Global Literacy

Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (fNIRS) and Global Literacy

Postdoctoral position in behavioral and neuroimaging research of language, literacy, and cognitive development, focused on global literacy initiatives in Ivory Coast. Position start date: August 1, 2018 (flexible). Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2018.

Brain Organization for Language and Literacy Development (BOLD) Lab
Linguistics and Cognitive Science Department
University of Delaware

The BOLD Lab at the University of Delaware has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to research on child literacy development in rural Ivory Coast. We have several ongoing projects using a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging methods to study how children develop and learn to read in high-risk environments. Specifically, we are looking for an individual who can contribute to two projects: (1) a technology-based literacy intervention program in primary school settings, and (2) brain-behavior approach to the study of development and reading outcomes, both in Ivory Coast.

Responsibilities will include the development, collection, and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data about literacy development and literacy intervention outcomes in school-aged children growing up in rural communities of Ivory Coast. The postdoc will also contribute to mentorship and collaboration with an Ivorian research team of graduate students and postdocs, with the goal of increasing local science capacity. The position is based at the University of Delaware, and the postdoc will have opportunities to go to Ivory Coast over the duration of the position.

Successful applicants will have a background in several of the following areas: child development, language and literacy acquisition, reading interventions (including education technologies), recording and analysis of fNIRS data, design and analysis of complex behavioral experiments/tasks, longitudinal data analysis, global development (ideally in sub-Saharan Africa). A Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or Neuroscience is preferred. The ideal candidate will be familiar with working in international contexts (preferably sub-Saharan Africa), proficient in French, and have a high degree of fluency conducting univariate and multivariate statistics using R, and fNIRS neuroimaging analysis using Matlab (NIRS-SPM, fNIRS-toolbox, Homer).

Interested candidates should send via email their CV, two representative papers, the names of three references, and a cover letter to Dr. Kaja Jasinska (jasinska@udel.edu).

The position is for one year, with the option to renew for 1-2 years, given satisfactory performance and available funding.

Contact Information

PI Website: www.haskins.yale.edu/staff/jasinska/

Lab Website: sites.udel.edu/boldlab

Contact Name: Kaja Jasinska

Contact Email: jasinska@udel.edu

Kaja K. Jasińska, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Linguistics and Cognitive Science
Joint Appointments: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of Delaware
Research Scientist, Haskins Laboratories
USA: 302 831 0156 / Côte d’Ivoire: (+225) 77 62 42 28
Skype: kaja.jasinska
www.haskins.yale.edu/staff/jasinska/

Postdoctoral Position to Study the Neural Circuitry of Memory

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION available immediately for an NIH funded project investigating hippocampal-neocortical interactions supporting learning and memory. We will use high volume neuronal recordings and local field potentials in behaving rats, in combination with optogenetic and chemogenetic methods for manipulating specific pathways in order to study the functional interactions between the hippocampus and various neocortical brain regions, especially the retrosplenial cortex. Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology or a related field. Candidates with a background in math or engineering and an interest in neuroscience are also encouraged to apply. Previous experience with any of the above-mentioned techniques is desirable but not required. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines and applicant experience. The start date is flexible and applications will be considered until a suitable candidate is found. Interested applicants should direct inquiries to David M. Smith, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853; e-mail dms248@cornell.edu, http://people.psych.cornell.edu/~dms248/.

Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship, Univ of Alaska Anchorage

Multicultural Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology

JOB NO:508981

Duties:

This is a 9 month appointment (August to May) with a 3 month contract extension during the summer. This appointment may be renewed for up to an additional two years.

UAA – with community campuses in Mat-Su, Kenai, Kodiak, and Prince William Sound – is located on the traditional homelands of the Dena’ina and Ahtna Athabascan, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq, and Eyak peoples. Furthermore, a rapidly increasing number of culturally diverse peoples from all over the world also call Anchorage home. To better reflect this diversity and better serve our communities, we seek a culturally and academically diverse postdoctoral fellow with an emerging or established interest in working with Indigenous/American Indian/Alaska Native communities or other marginalized groups. The postdoctoral fellow may be involved in the department’s undergraduate, masters, and PhD programs, depending on the fellow’s career goals.  The successful candidate will teach one course per semester in the first year, with the teaching load potentially increasing in subsequent years based on individual goals.  Psychology faculty will provide mentorship in peer-reviewed publications, conference and community  presentations, applications for external funding, and/or clinical service provision.  Psychology faculty will also provide mentorship in opportunities to engage with UAA and the greater Anchorage and Alaska communities.

Applications from all persons are welcomed; women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States at the time of application.

Successful candidate will be prepared to teach psychology courses and have teaching competence in at least one of these areas: behavioral health, clinical, community, statistics, or research methods. Research interests should address issues of diversity and/or reflect an interest in working with Indigenous/American Indian/Alaska Native communities or other marginalized groups. Scholars who study health disparities or whose research is focused on diversity are especially encouraged to apply.

Required Experience: Successful candidates will be prepared to teach psychology courses and have teaching competence in at least one of these areas: behavioral health, clinical, community, statistics, or research methods. Research interests or expertise in working with Indigenous or multicultural communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Typical Education or Training: Ph.D. in Psychology or closely related field is required. ABDs in Psychology will be considered however employment is contingent upon conferral of Ph.D. prior to appointment start date in August 2018.

Successful applicants must provide Official Transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred either by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education as determined by UAA based on a review by a foreign educational credential evaluation service and recognized by UAA.

 

For further information and to apply: http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/508981/multicultural-postdoctoral-fellow-department-of-psychology

Direct questions about the position to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Vivian Gonzalez (vmgonzalez@alaska.edu).

CLAS Summer Advising Positions for Graduate Students

The CLAS Academic Services Center is currently hiring summer advisors for Summer Orientation 2018.  They are looking for part-time graduate student advisors.

The graduate student advisors will assist the CLAS Academic Services staff with orientation from Monday May 7, 2018 to Monday July 16, 2018. The deadline for applications is Tuesday February 13, 2018.

Link to the job description and application can be found here: http://clasadvising.uconn.edu/summeradvisorinfo/.

Spring Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2018-03-26 to 2018-05-18.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html?ch=rec&ref=r0988b23042aa

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.