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Get Ready for SNL 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland!

November 8-10, 2017

 

 

SNL 2017

 November 8-10, 2017  

Baltimore, Maryland  

 

 

In This Issue 

 

 

   

 

 Job Postings & Announcements

  

 If you have a job posting, general announcement, conference or workshop posting that you would like to include in the SNL Newsletter, 

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submissions

Don't Forget to Submit Your Abstract by June 12th!  

 

To submit an abstract, please Log In to your SNL Account or Create a New Account. The submission fee is $40.00. You must be a 2017 SNL member to submit.

 

Deadline to submit abstracts is June 12, 2017. 

 

Hotels

Book Your Hotel for SNL 2017 

 

For the convenience of our conference attendees, SNL has arranged special room rates at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel for $209 per night. The following room types are available:

Standard "Run of House" room
Single or double: $209
Triple: $229
Quad: $249


Rates are available 3 days prior and 3 days after the SNL meeting dates, subject to availability. Book your reservation today at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel.


Deadline to reserve a room is October 7, 2017, based on availability.

 

ECA

Nominations for Early Career Award Now Open 

 

Nominations for the SNL Early Career Award (ECA) are open through May 2, 2017. This new award, sponsored by Brain and Language, was formed to honor researchers whose high quality of scientific work and academic citizenship exemplify the ideals of the Society. Two ECAs will be awarded each year at the annual meeting. The winners will be selected from candidates nominated by the SNL membership. The prizes will include an honorarium of $1000 for each recipient, generously provided by Brain and Language. The awardees will also be invited to present their work at the annual meeting.

 

To nominate someone for the award, please fill out the submission form with all required information prior to May 2, 2017.

For full details and submission form go to Early Career Award.

 

 

JobPostingJob Postings and Announcements

 

Ashton University 

Lecturer in Psychology

Salary: Grade 8/9 (£33,943 - £46,924) per annum

Contract Type: Fixed Term (The minimum period for which initial appointments are made is normally five years, with the possibility of transfer to continuing appointments)

Basis: Full Time

Closing Date: Monday 01 May 2017

Interview Date: See advert

Reference: R170149

Led by an ambitious research and development strategy, we are seeking to build on our established strengths. As part of this initiative, the School of Life and Health Sciences is seeking to appoint four new colleagues who will contribute to the research and teaching profile in Psychology at Aston University.  Up to two appointments will be at Lecturer level.  These are in addition to the lectureship in Brain and Behaviour, advertised separately.

Aston's School of Life and Health Sciences was ranked 5th out of 94 UK Higher Education Institutions for research in Allied Health Professions in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF), with 94% of our research being rated world-leading or internationally excellent. Members of the Psychology Department are members of the Applied Health Research Group (AHRG) or the Basic and Applied Neurosciences Group (BANG), with Health Psychologists in AHRG.  Further information about research activities may be found at http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/centres-facilities/applied-health-research-group/ and http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/centres-facilities/basic-and-applied-neurosciences/. The School of Life and Health Sciences is an established provider of high quality learning and teaching, including postgraduate training in Health Psychology.   Psychology undergraduate students reported an overall satisfaction of 92% in the 2016 National Students Survey.

The Psychology Department is seeking one or two Lecturers to support our Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes and strengthen research in one of the School's areas of excellence.  Candidates for the Lectureships may be in the early stages of their academic career but must be able to demonstrate a record of research excellence appropriate for their stage, a track record in securing research funding, or potential to attract such funding with a clear ambition to develop internationally recognised activity. Submission to REF 2020 is an expected target.

Candidates for the Lectureships should have some experience of undergraduate or postgraduate teaching.  The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision of project students. They will be expected to offer a specialised final year option for the BSc Psychology single honours in their area of expertise. If a suitable teaching qualification is not already held, they will register for the PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching at Aston University. Experience of, or aptitude for, teaching in one of the following areas of psychology would be advantageous:Clinical/Abnormal; Social; Developmental (including Ageing); Auditory and/or Visual Perception.

All candidates must be able to demonstrate the necessary teamwork skills to foster collaboration with existing colleagues and to build links both within the University and externally; the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Head of Psychology, Professor Helen Pattison (0121-204 4073; email: [email protected]) for informal discussion about the posts before applying. You may also wish to consult the Research Directors, Dr Claire Farrow for AHRG (0121-204 5384; email: [email protected]) and Professor Brian Roberts for BANG (0121-204 3887; email: [email protected]).  Our web site at http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/ provides further details about the School of Life & Health Sciences.

 

Job Details    

 


Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via [email protected]

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Ashton University 

Lecturer in Psychology (Brain and Behaviour)

Salary: Grade 8/9 (£33,943 - £46,924) per annum

Contract Type: Fixed Term (The minimum period for which initial appointments are made is normally five years, with the possibility of transfer to continuing appointments)

Basis: Full Time

Closing Date: Monday 01 May 2017

Interview Date: See advert

Reference: R170148

Led by an ambitious research and development strategy, we are seeking to build on our established strengths. As part of this initiative, the School of Life and Health Sciences is seeking to appoint four new colleagues who will contribute to the research and teaching profile in Psychology at Aston University.  One appointment will be at Lecturer level.

Aston's School of Life and Health Sciences was ranked 5th out of 94 UK Higher Education Institutions for research in Allied Health Professions in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF), with 94% of our research being rated world-leading or internationally excellent. Members of the Psychology Department are members of the Applied Health Research Group (AHRG) or the Basic and Applied Neurosciences Group (BANG).  Further information about research activities may be found at http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/centres-facilities/applied-health-research-group/ and http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/centres-facilities/basic-and-applied-neurosciences/. The School of Life and Health Sciences is an established provider of high quality learning and teaching.   Psychology undergraduate students reported an overall satisfaction of 92% in the 2016 National Students Survey.

Candidates for the Lectureship in Brain and Behaviour should have experience of undergraduate teaching.  The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision of project students. Specifically they will be expected to contribute to modules in Brain and Behaviour.  They will also be expected to offer a specialised final year option for the BSc Psychology single honours in their area of expertise. If a suitable teaching qualification is not already held, they will register for the PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching at Aston University.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a record of research excellence appropriate for their stage of career and a track record in securing research funding, or potential to attract such funding. Submission to REF 2020 is an expected target.  The successful candidate will be expected to join BANG and will have the skills and experience to develop an independent research programme which complements the work of researchers at Aston. A research interest in Affective Neuroscience would be advantageous.

All candidates must be able to demonstrate the necessary teamwork skills to foster collaboration with existing colleagues and to build links both within the University and externally; the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Head of Psychology, Professor Helen Pattison (0121-204 4073; email: [email protected]) for informal discussion about the posts before applying. You may also wish to consult the Professor Brian Roberts, Research Director for BANG (0121-204 3887; email: [email protected]). Our web site at http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/ provides further details about the School of Life & Health Sciences.

 

Job Details    

 


Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via [email protected]

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Ashton University 

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Salary: £48,327 to £55,998 per annum

Grade: Grade 10

Basis: Full Time

Closing Date: Monday 01 May 2017

Interview Date: See advert

Reference: R170147

Led by an ambitious research and development strategy, we are seeking to build on our established strengths. As part of this initiative, the School of Life and Health Sciences is seeking to appoint four new colleagues who will contribute to the research and teaching profile in Psychology at Aston University.  One appointment will be a Senior Lecturer with expertise and a strong track record in Health Psychology.

Aston's School of Life and Health Sciences was ranked 5th out of 94 UK Higher Education Institutions for research in Allied Health Professions in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF), with 94% of our research being rated world-leading or internationally excellent. Members of the Psychology Department are members of the Applied Health Research Group (AHRG) or the Basic and Applied Neurosciences Group (BANG), with Health Psychologists in AHRG.  Further information about research activities may be found at http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/centres-facilities/applied-health-research-group/ and http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/centres-facilities/basic-and-applied-neurosciences/. The School of Life and Health Sciences is an established provider of high quality learning and teaching, including postgraduate training in Health Psychology.   Psychology undergraduate students reported an overall satisfaction of 92% in the 2016 National Students Survey.

Candidates for the Senior Lectureship should have a strong track record in Health Psychology research evidenced by successful independent research activity including securing external research funding and publications in peer-reviewed journals, with submission to REF 2020 an expected target. They will join AHRG and their expertise will complement the existing successful Health Psychology group. Experience of conducting interdisciplinary research within an applied health setting is desirable.

Candidates for the Senior Lectureship should have HCPC registration as a Health Psychologist or eligibility to register.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of effective teaching in Health Psychology or related areas and an enthusiasm to engage in the strategic development of teaching programmes.  They will be asked to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision of project students including offering a specialised final year option for the BSc Psychology single honours. They will also contribute to the MSc Health Psychology, on-campus and online, and the forthcoming Stage 2 training in Health Psychology Professional Practice. Experience of teaching on related programmes at MSc level will be desirable.

All candidates must be able to demonstrate the necessary teamwork skills to foster collaboration with existing colleagues and to build links both within the University and externally; the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Head of Psychology, Professor Helen Pattison (0121-204 4073; email: [email protected]) for informal discussion about the posts before applying. You may also wish to consult the Research Director for AHRG, Dr Claire Farrow (0121-204 5384; email: [email protected].) Our web site at http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/  provides further details about the School of Life & Health Sciences.

Job Details    

 


Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via [email protected]

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Ashton University 

Teaching Fellow in Psychology

Salary: £32,004 to £38,183 per annum

Grade: Grade 08

Basis: Full Time

Closing Date: Monday 01 May 2017

Interview Date: Monday 15 May 2017

Reference: R170150

Led by an ambitious research and development strategy, we are seeking to build upon our established strengths. As part of this initiative, the School of Life and Health Sciences is seeking to appoint four new colleagues who will contribute to the research and teaching profile in Psychology at Aston University.  One appointment will be of a Teaching Fellow who will make a significant contribution to teaching on our Psychology programmes.

The School of Life and Health Sciences is an established provider of high quality learning and teaching.   Psychology students reported an overall satisfaction of 92% in the 2016 National Students Survey.  Members of the Psychology Department are members of either the Applied Health Research Group (AHRG) or the Basic and Applied Neurosciences Group (BANG).  Further information about research activities may be found at http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/centres-facilities/applied-health-research-group/ and http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/centres-facilities/basic-and-applied-neurosciences/.
 

Candidates for the Teaching Fellowship may be in the early stages of their academic career but must be able to demonstrate aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching and scholarship. If a suitable teaching qualification is not already held, the successful candidate will register for the PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching at Aston University. They will not be expected to maintain a strong research profile but must be willing to maintain sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. Experience of, or aptitude for, teaching in one of the following areas of Psychology would be advantageous:Clinical/Abnormal; Social; Developmental (including Ageing); Auditory and/or Visual Perception.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the necessary teamwork skills to foster collaboration with existing colleagues and to build links both within the University and externally; the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Studies, Dr Dan Shepperd (0121-204 4210; email: [email protected]) or the Head of Psychology, Professor Helen Pattison (0121-204 4073; email: [email protected]) for informal discussion about the post before applying. Our web site at http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/ provides further details about the School of Life & Health Sciences.

 

Job Details    

 


Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via [email protected]

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National Science Foundation 

Program Director in Cognitive Neuroscience

Do you want to help identify areas of potentially transformative research? Serve as the liaison to our research community? Build new national or international collaborations? Experience how NSF's merit review process operates?

The Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences is pleased to announce an opening for a Program Director in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Specifics and application procedures can be found at 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466845000/ for a two-to-three year position and at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466841200/ for a permanent position.

The close date for applications is May 11, 2017. You will need to have a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience or in a related field with relevant expertise.

NSF offers the rare opportunity for scientists to join as temporary program officers for up to three years before returning to their institution. Information about our rotator program can be found at
https://www.nsf.gov/careers/rotator/.

For additional queries, contact Uri Hasson (
[email protected])

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UCSF and Stanford University  

Joint Affective Neuroscience Postdoctoral Position

The Hoeft Lab (http://brainLENS.org PI: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD) at the UCSF Dept of Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences in collaboration with the Stanford Mood and Anxiety Disorders Lab in the Dept of Psychology (http://goo.gl/dc96Cx PI: Ian Gotlib PhD) is looking for an exceptional postdoc in the field of affective neuroscience, with skills such as advanced neuroimaging, computational and programming, as well as organizational skills. Training in genetics and psychophysiology is a plus. 

 

The primary project that the postdoc will be responsible for is the examination of intergenerational neuroimaging using a 'natural' cross-fostering design that allows dissociation of genetic, prenatal and postnatal environment on brain networks that are transmitted across generations. Related articles from our lab can be found here - Yamagata et al. J Neurosci 2016 (http://goo.gl/vMK8iy), Ho et al. Trends in Neurosci 2016 (http://goo.gl/SyXLcK), and Scientific American (http://goo.gl/YTiH6D). There are other funded opportunities to be involved in such as research that examines the impact of anxiety and stereotype on psychophysiology and cognitive processes. 

 

The position can begin immediately.

Please email [email protected] with your CV, and with brief paragraphs of research interests, career goals and why you feel you are a good fit for the lab. Please add "[Postdoc job]" and your full name in the Subject of the email. Qualified candidates will be asked to have 3 letters of reference forwarded.

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University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)   

Language Neuroscience Postdoctoral Position

The Hoeft Lab (http://brainLENS.org PI: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD) at the UCSF Dept of Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences is looking for an exceptional postdoc in the field of language neuroscience, with skills such as advanced neuroimaging, computational and programming as well as organizational skills. Training in genetics is a plus. 

 

The primary project that the postdoc will be responsible for is the examination of intergenerational neuroimaging using a 'natural' cross-fostering design that allows dissociation of genetic, prenatal and postnatal environment on brain networks that are transmitted across generations. Related articles from our lab can be found here - Yamagata et al. J Neurosci 2016 (http://goo.gl/vMK8iy), Ho et al. Trends in Neurosci 2016 (http://goo.gl/SyXLcK), and Scientific American (http://goo.gl/YTiH6D). There are other funded opportunities to be involved in such as research that examines the Neural Noise Hypothesis of dyslexia (Hancock, Pugh and Hoeft, TiCS, in press) and the abundance of archival data on neuroimaging of language and literacy.

 

The position can begin immediately.

Please email [email protected] with your CV, and with brief paragraphs of research interests, career goals and why you feel you are a good fit for the lab. Please add "[Postdoc job]" and your full name in the Subject of the email. Qualified candidates will be asked to have 3 letters of reference forwarded.

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Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands   

PhD Position on the Neurobiology of Reference

The position is available at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, beginning September 2017, embedded within the Neurobiology of Language department.

Candidates should have, or shortly expect to obtain, a high quality scientific degree in the cognitive neurosciences, cognitive science, experimental psychology, or psycholinguistics. Preference will be shown for candidates with advanced technical skills or an affinity for acquiring them, and who are interested in applying those skills to fundamental questions about language. We seek exceptional students with a talent and inclination for first class research. Candidates should have an excellent written and spoken command of English.

The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Neurobiology of Language department (Prof. Dr. P. Hagoort). The project will be supervised by Dr. Mante Nieuwland (http://www.mpi.nl/people/nieuwland-mante) and focuses on the neurobiology of reference during language processing, using neuroimaging tools (EEG/MEG/fMRI) to reveal the Memory and Unification processes that allow people to establish reference. The candidate will be part of the International Max Planck Research School for Language Sciences (http://www.mpi.nl/education/imprs-for-language-sciences), which will provide a tailor-made set of education and training opportunities.

For enquiries, contact Mante Nieuwland - [email protected]

Deadline: May 1st 2017. To apply, write to [email protected],Your application should include your CV, the names and e-mail addresses of two referees, and a letter of application that includes a brief statement of your research interests (maximally 500 words), where you describe your research experience and potential research plans regarding the neurobiology of reference you might want to pursue in your PhD project.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, people with disabilities and under-represented groups are particularly encouraged.

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Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), Philadelphia/Elkins Park, PA    

Research Assistant in the Language and Learning Lab

Dr. Erica Middleton, Director of the Language and Learning Lab of Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (http://mrri.org/language-and-learning-lab/), announces a new opening for a BA/BS-level research assistant supporting research on language processing in typical speakers and those with post-stroke aphasia. The Language and Learning Lab focuses on advancing an understanding of the cognitive basis of aphasia and mechanisms of language change in the service of promoting effective rehabilitation. With appropriate training and supervision, the candidate will administer diagnostic tests; conduct experimental studies with patients as participants; process and analyze behavioral data; gain experience disseminating research via manuscript preparation and presentation at professional conferences.

 

Applicants should have a strong academic background in cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, linguistics, and/or neuroscience, with coursework in statistics and research methods. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research experience in relevant areas. MRRI and Moss Rehab are part of the Einstein Healthcare Network. The position offers competitive salary and benefits (medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement). Send cover letter, C.V. (including a list of relevant coursework), and two letters of reference (including details of performance in prior research roles) to Dr. Julia Schuchard at: [email protected]. Position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Speech Neurophysiology Lab, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan     

Two-Year Post Doc Position

The Speech Neurophysiology Lab, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (website: www.neurostutteringresearch.com) is offering a two-year post doc position in multimodal neuroimaging and brain stimulation research in speech disorders, stuttering. 

 

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral research fellow position in a brain imaging laboratory that studies the neural bases of stuttering and other related speech-language and developmental disorders.

Responsibilities*

Design, implement, and run behavioral, brain stimulation and neurimaging experiments (fMRI, DTI, fNIRS, ERP, tDCS, etc.). Statistical analyses of multimodal and longitudinal neuroimaging data. Train research assistants, students and other research staff in research methods and analyses. Assist in medical/scentific literature searches, manuscript preparation and presentation of data collected. Writing proposals and grants to be submitted to intramural and extramural funding agencies.

Required Qualifications*

Good familiarity with the published literature on the neural bases of stuttering, brain development, and speech motor control. In addition, strong preference will be given to applicants with prior experience with acquiring and analyzing structural and functional MRI data. Applicants for this position should have a track record of published research commensurate with the experience in an area that closely relates to the project aims. Attention to detail, accuracy, safety, and ethical standards will be required and expected. A PhD degree is required for his position; relevant areas of the PhD are Speech and Hearing Sciences, Psychology, Neuroscience and/or Cognitive Science. Proficiency with MATLAB and UNIX/Linux programming is preferred. Strong background in statistics (including all standard univariate statistical methods such as multiple regression, ANOVA) is required.

Desired Qualifications*

Evidence of independent work experience with behavioral/brain imaging, particularly functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), electrophysiology, and/or brain stimulation techniques (e.g., tDCS). Proficiency with various neuroimaging software (AFNI, FSL, Freesurfer, SPM, etc.) is also highly desired. Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills are needed, as the position requires the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Work Schedule

Full-time

Work Location

Rachel Upjohn Building, 4250 Plymouth Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Salary:

Salary will be based on NIH guidelines for postdocs and will be commensurate with level of experience.

 

Contact:

Please apply through the University of Michigan HR website:  http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/139246/research_fellow

 

Soo-Eun Chang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry
University of Michigan         

 

Rachel Upjohn Building Rm. 2541   
4250 Plymouth Rd   
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109   
Phone: 734-232-0300
Fax:   734-939-7868 

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Dutch Research Consortium 'Language in Interaction'      

Senior Postdoc Position

Senior Postdoc for the Dutch Research Consortium 'Language in Interaction' (1.0 FTE)
Maximum salary: € 4,691 gross/month
Vacancy number: 30.01.17
Application deadline: 17 April 2017

 

Responsibilities

The Language in Interaction research consortium invites applications for a senior postdoctoral position. You will contribute to the integration of empirical research in our consortium. You will act in close collaboration with Peter Hagoort, programme director of the consortium. This position provides the opportunity for conducting world-class research as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Moreover, it will provide the opportunity to contribute to developing a theoretical framework for our understanding of the human language faculty.

Work Environment

The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the language sciences. The Language in Interaction research consortium, which is sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific research (NWO), brings together many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands in a research programme on the foundations of language. In addition to excellence in the domain of language and related relevant fields of cognition, our consortium provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a research team with ample experience in the complex research methods that will be invoked to address the scientific questions at the highest level of methodological sophistication. These include methods from genetics, neuroimaging, computational modelling, and patient-related research. This consortium realises both quality and critical mass for studying human language at a scale not easily found anywhere else.
 
We have identified five Big Questions (BQ) that are central to our understanding of the human language faculty. These questions are interrelated at multiple levels. Teams of researchers will collaborate to collectively address these key questions of our field.
 
Our Five Big Questions Are:
BQ1: The nature of the mental lexicon: How to bridge neurobiology and psycholinguistic theory by computational modelling?
BQ2: What are the characteristics and consequences of internal brain organization for language?
BQ3: Creating a shared cognitive space: How is language grounded in and shaped by communicative settings of interacting people?
BQ4: Variability in language processing and in language learning: Why does the ability to learn language change with age? How can we characterise and map individual language skills in relation to the population distribution?
BQ5: How are other cognitive systems shaped by the presence of a language system in humans?
 
You will be appointed at the Donders Institute, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (Radboud University, Nijmegen). The research is conducted in an international setting at all participating institutions. English is the lingua franca.

What We Expect from You

We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and talented candidate to enrich a unique consortium of researchers that aims to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of language at multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour.
 
The selection criteria include:

  • a PhD in an area related to the neurobiology of language and/or language sciences;
  • expertise/interest in theoretical neuroscience and language;
  • an integrative mindset;
  • a theory-driven approach;
  • good communication skills;
  • excellent proficiency in written and spoken English.

What We Have to Offer

  • employment: 1.0 FTE;
  • a maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,691 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11);
  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • you will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 30 months;
  • the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of Dutch Universities is applicable;
  • you will be classified as Researcher, level 3 in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO);
  • the Dutch universities and institutes involved have a number of regulations that enable employees to create a good work-life balance.

Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Other Information

The institute involved is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.

Would You Like to Know More?

Further information on: Language in Interaction
Further information on: Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof. dr. Peter Hagoort, programme director Language in Interaction and director of DCCN
Telephone: +31 24 3610648, +31 24 3521301
E-mail:
[email protected]


Are You Interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of Prof. dr. P. Hagoort) exclusively using the button 'Apply' below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):

  • a cover letter
  • your curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and the names of at least two people who can provide references

Please apply before 17 April 2017, 23:59 CET.

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Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona

Post-doctoral position in Cognitive Control and Language Learning  

 

Applications are invited for a full-time post-doctoral research position in the Speech Acquisition and Perception Group (SAP), led by Nuria Sebastian Galles, at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). The position is covered by a European Research Council Advanced grant on Mechanisms of cognitive control and language learning (project number 323961) https://www.upf.edu/web/undercontrol.

 

Project

The project explores the interaction between the establishment of the phonological system and the learning of the first words in the first two years of life. The project focuses in the consequences (commonalities and differences) of exposure to a bilingual environment to such interaction.

 

Candidate requirements

We are looking for a person with solid experience leading research on Infant Cognitive or Language Research. Involvement in some organizational and management aspects is expected. The candidate must (1) have solid demonstrable experience (i.e., publications) in the field of Developmental Science, (2) strong background in either cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, infancy behavioural procedures and/or electrophysiological techniques (EEG/ERPs), or in computational methods and (3) scientific motivation about early mechanisms of cognitive and language development.

 

Conditions

We offer onsite laboratory facilities (http://cbclab.upf.edu) and a highly interdisciplinary and active research environment at the Center for Brain and Cognition (with four ongoing ERC grants). The position will be funded for one year and may be renewable for two years. Starting date: September 2017
Gross Salary: up to 33,000 Eur/Year

 

How to apply

Applications should include:

- a C.V. including a list of publications

- the names of two referees who would willing to write letters of recommendation

- a short cover letter describing research interests


Information about the research group: 
www.sap.upf.edu and about the research center:


For informal enquiries about the position and applications, please contact 
[email protected].

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please, mention that you are applying to the POSTDOCTORAL position in the email subject.

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University of Pennsylvania 

Postdoctoral Position in Speech Comprehension

The Grossman Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Fellow to contribute to research projects investigating the neurobiology of language and cognition. The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, or an equivalent field, have proven technical ability in image analysis, and a demonstrated publication record. This position is funded in part through a collaborative grant examining aging and speech comprehension with Jonathan Peelle (Washington University in Saint Louis) and Art Wingfield (Brandeis University). We are interested in the neurobiologic basis for the interaction of acoustic challenges (such as background noise or hearing loss), linguistic (such as syntactic complexity or semantic predictability) and cognitive (such as working memory) factors in aging and early dementia.

 

The University of Pennsylvania is a leading center in human brain imaging, with access to advanced MRI and PET imaging. The lab studies language and cognitive processing in healthy adults, normal aging, and focal neurodegenerative disease using converging evidence from multiple methods. Philadelphia is an outstanding city with extraordinary cultural resources.

 

Primary responsibilities in this position include the analysis, interpretation, and scientific presentation of functional and structural MRI data related to the neural systems supporting speech processing in young and older adults. Previous experience in these areas is helpful, and the successful candidate will benefit from demonstrated independence in conducting analyses and interpreting results. Essential skills are motivation, critical thinking, and a record of scientific communication (papers, posters, and talks). Background knowledge in speech or aging, fMRI data analysis, experience with scripting languages, and familiarity with behavioral statistical analyses are highly desirable.

 

Informal inquiries can be directed to Murray Grossman ([email protected]).

 

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4th Annual Summer Neurolinguistics School

The HSE Neurolinguistics Laboratory invites you to join us in Moscow for our Fourth Annual Summer Neurolinguistics School. This year, the topic is Brain Stimulation in Language Research and Therapy. The event will take place in Moscow, Russia, June 22-24, 2017. 

 

This year the school will be devoted to brain stimulation methods and their applications in neurolinguistic research and speech-language therapy. The invited speakers include Nina Dronkers (University of California), Roelien Bastiaanse (University of Groningen), and Dirk-Bart den Ouden (University of South Carolina). Besides invited talks, the school will feature a poster session: we encourage participants to submit abstracts on a wide range of topics related to neurolinguistics and/or brain stimulation.

 

For more information and to register, please see our website.

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Call for Papers for the Academy of Aphasia

Academy of Aphasia 55th Annual Meeting

November 5-7th, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia will be held at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, USA. The Academy of Aphasia welcomes submissions of original experimental, clinical, theoretical, and historical research from any field that contributes to the study of aphasia, including Speech-Language Pathology, Psychology, Neurology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, History, and Computational Modeling.

For further details on the meeting and how to submit an abstract, please see our
website.


Program Committee:

Yasmeen Faroqi-Shah (Chair)

Brenda Rapp (Asst. Chair)

Kyrana Tsapkini

Peter Turkeltaub

Mike Dickey

Swathi Kiran

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Embodied and Situated Language Processing Conference 

We have the pleasure to announce that the 10th Anniversary edition of the "Embodied and Situated Language Processing Conference" (ESLP 2017) will be held in Moscow on September 10-12, 2017.


The general topic of this Anniversary edition of ESLP is Interdisciplinary Approaches to Embodied and Situated Cognition. ESLP 2017 will showcase new theoretical and empirical research by individuals and groups who transcend traditional research fields' boundaries and combine research methodologies in their investigations of the embodied and situated nature of linguistic and conceptual knowledge, and processing.


We will have the pleasure to welcome the following confirmed keynote speakers:  

 

Michael Arbib, University of Southern California, USA

 

Lawrence Barsalou, University of Glasgow, UK

Lera Boroditsky, UC San Diego, USA

Luciano Fadiga, University of Ferrara, Italy

Pia Knoeferle, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

 

Join us in Facebook: @eslp2017 

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International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning

BCBL is pleased to announce the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning, which will take place in Bilbao, Spain June 28-30, 2017.

 

The conference will discuss statistical learning and its underlying mechanisms from behaviour to neuroscience, in various domains such as language, music, vision, and audition, with data from adult participants, development, individual differences, computational modeling, and non-human species.

 

The conference will include invited speakers, regular talks, panel discussions, and poster sessions.


INVITED SPEAKERS

- Jenny Saffran, University of Wisconsin-Madison

- Sharon Thompson-Schill, University of Pennsylvania

- Simon Kirby, University of Edinburgh

- Michael C. Frank, Stanford University

 

 For further information please visit

http://www.bcbl.eu/events/statistical-learning2017/en/

 

Yours sincerely,

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

 

The Organizing Committee

Manuel Carreiras, Ram Frost, Blair Armstrong and Pello Salaburu              

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

-Online registration deadline:

May 14th, 2017. (Will open soon)

-Conference dates:

June 28-30, 2017

 

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International Morphological Processing Conference 

We are pleased to inform you that the 2017 edition of the International Morphological Processing Conference will be held in Trieste, Italy, at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) on June 22-24.

 

The core highlight will be a joint effort by MoProc founders and first organisers, Ram Frost and Jonathan Grainger, on the past and future of our discipline, moderated by Kathy Rastle.


In addition to this, we'll have a number of symposia, covering the entire range of disciplines through which we're trying to tackle the mystery of morphology -- psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, neuropsychology, and computational modelling. These will be delivered by bright stars in the morphology sky such as Jon Andoni Duñabeitia, Na'ama Friedmann, Adam Albright, Jim Blevins and Petar Milin. Moreover, there will be a special methodological talk, delivered by Eric Jan Wagenmakers, dedicated to inference in experimental psychology. And of course, we'll have the usual host of wonderful contributed talks, posters, and social events.

 

For all relevant details and full calendar, please refer to the conference website that is now online: http://indico.sissa.it/e/moproc2017.

 

For any question, you can e-mail us at [email protected]

We look forward to meeting you in Trieste next summer!

Davide Crepaldi, Simona Amenta, Marco Marelli and the MoProc2017 team

 

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The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) 

The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language is pleased to announce the third biennial Workshop on Infant Language Development (WILD). The overarching goal of WILD is to bring together scientists with different perspectives and methodological approaches to the study of early language and cognitive development. The meeting will be held between June 15th and 17th, 2017 in Bilbao, Spain.

 

WILD has been created to highlight recent research on a wide range of topics within monolingual and bilingual development, including speech perception and production; word learning; the development of syntax and morphology; brain mechanisms and first language acquisition; recent advances in infant brain imaging techniques (i.e., EEG, NIRS); atypical language development; language and cognition; early bilingualism; multilingual development; the role of culture in language development; gestures and non-verbal communication in infants and toddlers.

 

INVITED SPEAKERS

- Janet Werker, The University of British Columbia

- David Lewkowicz, Northeastern University

- Takao Hensch, Harvard University

 

For further information please visit

http:// http://www.bcbl.eu/events/wild2017/en/

 

The Organizing Committee

Manuel Carreiras, Arthur Samuel, Monika Molnar and Joana Acha

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Early registration deadline:

April 23rd, 2017

 

Online registration deadline:

May 7th 2017

 

Conference dates:

June 15-17, 2017

 

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The Bloorview Research Institute

Pursuit Award competition

The Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, Canada is proud to host the annual Pursuit Award competition.

The Pursuit Awards recognize PhD students from across the globe for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research. The focus of the student/graduate's research must be in the area of applied or clinical research and linked to childhood disability. Finalists are chosen based on significance of research results, methodologic rigour, empirical content, and impact on childhood disability care. For complete details go to:

 

 

SNL 2017
The Society for the Neurobiology of Language