August 2014

 

 



 

 

SNL 2014 is Almost Here!

  

SNL 2014 will be held at the historic  Beurs van Berlagein the heart of Amsterdam. The meeting opens at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 27 with Opening Remarks from SNL President Peter Hagoort followed by the first Keynote address given by Prof. dr. William Levelt.

   

SNL 2014 will feature four keynote sessions, a lively debate on the foundations of the neurobiology of language, and for the first time ever, a member-initiated symposium.

 

After the last session on Wednesday, join your colleagues for a spectacular Canal Tour through the historic and enchanting canals of Amsterdam. This tour is FREE to all SNL attendees!

 

To view the entire SNL 2014 lineup, visit the Scientific Program and Conference Schedule web pages.

 

Program Download

  

PDFs of the Printed Program (both with and without abstracts) are now available for download from the SNL Home Page.

 

  

 

 

 

Important Dates 

 

Board of Director Election Closes

August 20, 2014

 

SNL 2014

 August 27-29, 2014

Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

 

In This Issue    

    

   

Program Download

 

August Job Postings and Announcements

 

 

 

 

 

 Job Postings & Announcements 

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Job Postings and Announcements

 

Scientific Meetings & Calls for Papers

 

Methods in language comprehension: New methods for studying comprehension in Cognitive Science, Behavioral Science and Neuroscience

 

Applications are now open for a four-day autumn school whose aim is to expose students to new methods for analyzing language data collected with behavioral and neuroscientific methods.  This year's instructors (Emmanuel Keuleers, Falk Huettig, Marcel Bastiaansen, Harald Baayen) are experts in corpus-based analysis, eye tracking, EEG, and ERP methods as applied to complex language inputs. Each faculty will present a theoretical module, conduct small-group advisory discussions, and supervise hands-on sessions where their analyses methods will be implemented on sample datasets. The target audience is post-docs, Ph.D students, and advanced M.A. students involved in studying language comprehension using behavioral experiments, corpus-based tools, electrophysiology, fMRI or combinations of these techniques. Courses will be held in English.

 

Information about the program, costs, and application procedures is available on the school's website:http://www.unitn.it/mlc2014.

 

Application deadline is Sept. 8, 2014.

 

The University of Trento

Rovereto, Italy, November 13-16, 2014

http://www.unitn.it/mlc2014

 

 

Faculty Positions

 

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology

  

Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. The Ph.D. degree is required at time of hire. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Review of completed applications begins October 10, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, their curriculum vitae, reprints and preprints, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation provided, all using the following link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF00159. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Christine Chiarello, Chair, Cognitive Area Search Committee, at [email protected]  


The Riverside campus of the University of California is growing rapidly and has an excellent psychology department with a strong record of success in research, teaching and extramural funding. For information on the Department of Psychology, see our web site at:

www.psych.ucr.edu.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

*Note

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit without bothering the letter writer. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as online application deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up:

 

http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-application-System

 

 

 

Postdoc Positions

 

Postdoctoral position, Language Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Arizona

 

A Postdoctoral position is available in the Language Neuroscience Laboratory (PI: Stephen M. Wilson) at the University of Arizona. The successful applicant will play a key role on an NIH-funded project investigating the neural correlates of recovery from aphasia after acute stroke.

 

A Ph.D. is required in a relevant field, such as Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Psychology. The ideal candidate will have (1) experience working with individuals with acquired language impairments, and (2) experience in conducting neuroimaging studies (e.g. fMRI, DTI, VLSM). However candidates who are exceptionally strong in one of these two areas, and show potential to learn in the other, will be considered. Excellent interpersonal skills are critical, since the position will involve significant interaction with patients, family members, and health professionals. A record of research productivity is highly desirable. Programming skills are desirable but not essential.

 

Research in the Language Neuroscience Laboratory is focused on the neural basis of language function, how language breaks down in patients with different kinds of aphasia, and the neural changes that support recovery. Our approach combines multimodal neuroimaging with quantitative assessments of language function. We have access to two recently installed and fully equipped Siemens Skyra 3-Tesla scanners (one for inpatients and one dedicated to research). The UA Medical Center has a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center that sees approximately 300 stroke patients per year. The University of Arizona has a long history of leadership in aphasia research, and the successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of researchers from Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Neurology, and Medical Imaging. For more information about the lab and our collaborators, please visit http://neuroling.arizona.edu.

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience, and is expected to be consistent with NIH NRSA stipends. The preferred start date is September 1, 2014, but is flexible. The position is open until filled.

 

To apply, please send a letter of interest, a CV, up to three representative publications, and contact information for two references, to Stephen M. Wilson [email protected].

 

Seven PhD Positions in the Dutch Research Consortium 'Language in Interaction'

 

We are looking for highly motivated PhD candidates 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 Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the language sciences. This research consortium sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific research (NWO) brings together many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands with a research programme on the foundations of language. The research team consists of 43 Principal Investigators. In addition to the 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 realizes both quality and critical mass for studying human language at a scale not easily found anywhere else.

 

Currently, the consortium advertises seven PhD positions for a period of 4 years. Depending on the PhD position applied for, candidates will be appointed at one of the home institutions of the consortium. These positions provide the opportunity for conducting world-class research as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Click for more information on the PhD positions and how to apply:

http://www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/id-2nd-phd-call-general.html 

  

Closing date: 30 September 2014

For more information: http://www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/id-2nd-phd-call-general.html

 

Research Coordinator Positions

 

Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, Language Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Arizona

 

A Research Coordinator/Lab Manager position is available in the Language Neuroscience Laboratory (PI: Stephen M. Wilson) at the University of Arizona. The successful applicant will work on an NIH-funded project investigating the neural correlates of recovery from aphasia after acute stroke, using multimodal neuroimaging and behavioral evaluations of language function. The position will involve significant interaction with patients, family members, and health professionals.

 

Required qualifications:

  • A bachelors degree, ideally in a relevant field such as Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Neuroscience, Psychology, Linguistics or Physiology (other fields will also be considered)
  • Experience working with individuals with neurological conditions in research or clinical contexts
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Willingness to work flexible hours

 Desirable qualifications:

  • Previous experience with neuroimaging data collection and/or analysis
  • Strong academic record
  • Programming skills

Research in the Language Neuroscience Laboratory is focused on the neural basis of language function, how language breaks down in patients with different kinds of aphasia, and the neural changes that support recovery. The University of Arizona has a long history of leadership in aphasia research, and the successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary group of researchers from Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Neurology, and Medical Imaging. For more information about the lab and our collaborators, please visit http://neuroling.arizona.edu.

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Full benefits are included. The preferred start date is September 1, 2014, but is flexible. The position is open until filled.

  

To apply, please send a letter of interest, a CV, up to three representative publications, and contact information for two references, to Stephen M. Wilson[email protected] 

 

Society for the Neurobiology of Language