Position--Center for the Neurobiology of Language Recovery at
will be involved in research examining neurocognitive mechanisms of
sentence processing in both normal and language impaired individuals.
With emphasis on recovery of sentence deficits in people with aphasia,
as well as the cognitive and neural effects of treatment, studies will
track language over time using structural and functional neuroimaging
(fMRI), perfusion imaging, DTI, EEG, eyetracking and other methods.
Funding for the position is part of a large-scale NIH supported P50
Center grant project. Individuals with a strong background in language
science and a PhD in cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience,
communication sciences and disorders, linguistics, psychology, or
related field are invited to apply. Experience with fMRI, EEG and/or
eyetracking, as well as experience conducting experiments with
language-impaired individuals is desirable.
positions are for either 2 or 3 years, with potential for advancing to
Research Associate. For more information see the lab website: www.communication.northwestern.edu/csd/research/aphasia/.
Applications accepted until position is filled. Start date is flexible
from March to September, 2014). Send CV, cover letter, and two letters
of recommendation to Mary Cosic at [email protected].
Positions--International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for
must be received by 21 January 2014.
the foundations for language in our species? How do genes build the
brain capable of learning and processing diverse languages? If you have
a background in
Linguistics or anthropology
contribute to the fundamental science in this area and earn a PhD
degree in the International Max Planck Research School for Language
for Language Sciences is now advertising four doctoral PhD positions in
the following departments:
Language and genetics department (MPI), headed by Simon Fisher
Neurobiology of language department (MPI), headed by Peter Hagoort
Psychology of language department (MPI), headed by Antje Meyer
Language and cognition department (MPI), headed by Stephen Levinson
International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences
is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
(MPI) and two research institutes based at the Radboud University
Nijmegen, the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and
the Centre for Language Studies. The research school offers unrivalled
training, top facilities (from genetics labs, brain imaging machines,
psychology labs to supported fieldwork opportunities) and an outstanding
positions are, in the normal case, three years in length. PhD
recipients will receive a monthly salary sufficient to cover living
costs in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
must have a Masters degree (or expect to complete the degree before
September 2014) in a relevant field. The working language of the
research school is English.
applications prepared according to the below guidelines will be
considered. Please email your application as one PDF document including
the following information:
Curriculum vitae. Include:
- Relevant work and educational
- Details about your Masters degree,
including name of supervisors, date of completion, title of thesis
and a brief description of your topic, and any grades you received
for relevant coursework
- Details about any relevant technical
or research skills set and proficiency. This may include
information on programming, statistics, mathematical knowledge,
experimental design/methods, neuroimaging, practical phonetics,
corpus methods, fieldwork, etc.
proposal that should be linked to the overall research profile of one
or more of the departments. On a single page, please provide:
- Title of your project (maximally 10
- The research department(s) to which
your proposal would fit
- Research question (one sentence,
maximally 20 words)
- Theoretical motivation of the
proposed research (why is your question interesting?)
- Suggested empirical approach (which
method(s) will you employ?)
note that the details of the research projects, should you be offered a
post, will, of course have to be agreed with your supervisor. We ask
for a research statement to get a first impression of your interests.
statement. On half a page, please explain
- Why you are keen to join the IMPRS
- Which transferable skills you would
hope to acquire
- The IMPRS is an active community,
where PhD students take part in enrichment and training and help
organize activities for the research school. If you were awarded a
PhD position (a) whom would you like to invite as a guest speaker?
(b) what kind of activities would you propose to enhance learning
and communication in the IMPRS?
References. Please provide: Contact details of two academic referees.
We will only contact them if you are shortlisted for an interview.
5. Proof of
English-language proficiency. Non-native speakers of English must
provide an electronic copy/scan of TOEFL/Cambridge/IELTS certificate or
equivalent. This may be submitted within three months after the
your application and any queries by email with the subject "IMPRS
application" to [email protected]. In
your email, please specify how you heard about the IMPRS for Language
for the positions will be 1 September 2014.
information about the IMPRS for Language Sciences, please visit our
Fellowships in Translational Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation--Moss
Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI)
NIH-funded fellowships are available at the Moss Rehabilitation
Research Institute (MRRI), in collaboration with the University of
Pennsylvania (Penn), for research training in cognitive and motor
neuroscience and neurorehabilitation. This program is designed
specifically to prepare young investigators to adapt emerging
theoretical advances to the development of rehabilitation treatments.
To that end, we invite applications from (1) individuals with relevant
basic science training who wish to learn to apply basic science
principles to the study and treatment of neurological deficits and (2)
individuals with relevant clinical training who wish to learn
cutting-edge neuroscience and neurorehabilitation research methods.
Fellows will train with a primary mentor at either MRRI or Penn and
will interact with peers and mentors with diverse clinical and
experimental backgrounds. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling
basis until all of the available positions are filled. Women and
minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or have
been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Both MRRI and Penn are
Equal Opportunity Employers and welcome and encourages all qualified
candidates to apply including, but not limited to, minorities and individuals
with disabilities. A complete list of available mentors and
instructions for application are available athttp://mrri.org/T32.html.
should be submitted to Kevin Whelihan, Research Administrator ([email protected]) and must
- Current CV
- Cover letter describing research
interests and career goals. Given the translational focus of the
training program, applicants should indicate a preferred primary
mentor and, if possible, one or more secondary mentors who appear
to offer the best fit in balancing basic and applied aspects of
the candidate's interests.
- 2-3 letters of reference
Positions--Dutch Research Consortium 'Language in Interaction'
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.
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.
the consortium advertises nine PhD positions for a period of 4 years.
These positions provide the opportunity for conducting world-class
research as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
salary: € 2,664 gross/month
date for application: 2 February 2014
for more information on the PhD positions and how to apply.
(url = http://www.ru.nl/vacatures/details/details_vacature_0?recid=529314)