July 2017 





The Baltimore Museum of Art 

The Museums of Baltimore

One of the highlights of Baltimore is the
Baltimore Museum of Art. The Baltimore Museum of Art maintains an internationally renowned collection, encompassing over 95,000 pieces that range from ancient Antioch mosaics to cutting-edge contemporary art. The museum proudly features the world's largest holding of the works of Henri Matisse, with over 1,000 pieces.

In addition to European masters such as Picasso,

Cézanne, Manet, Degas, Miró, van Gogh, Chagall, Gauguin, and Renoir, the museum also has extensive African, Asian, and American permanent collections, as well as a wealth of special exhibitions.

The Baltimore Museum of Art sponsors a number of family friendly activities, including free activity booklets, a Matisse for Kids online activity, and a BMA family audio tour. Go to the BMA Family Activities page for more information. The museum is free for everyone and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Located adjacent to The Johns Hopkins University, the museum is easy to access via the free Charmed City Circulator, Baltimore's premiere city shuttle system.

In addition to the Baltimore Museum of Art, the city is also home to The Walters Art Museum, featuring 55 centuries of art. Go to the "Museums" page of Baltimore.org for a full description of the many amazing specialty museums available in Baltimore.


SNL 2017

 November 8-10, 2017  

Baltimore, Maryland   




In This Issue 



Upcoming Dates

July 20th

Call for Student Volunteers

July 26th 

Deadline to Submit Travel Award Applications

August 23rd 

Board of Directors Nominations Open

August 24th 

Last Day to Submit Volunteer Applications

August 24th 

Early Registration Deadline





 Job Postings & Announcements


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Paul Cézanne
Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen from the Bibémus Quarry c. 1897



Notifications of Accepted Abstracts Sent 


The notifications of accepted abstracts were sent on July 18, 2017. If you did not receive your notification, please contact SNL at info@neurolang.org.


Final Days to Submit Travel Award Applications  

SNL is still accepting applications for the 2017 Travel Awards. Each Travel Award provides the recipient with $550 to help cover the cost of meeting registration and travel. All graduate students and postdocs are eligible to apply. 

The application deadline is July 26, 2017. See Awards Information for details on the application process.


Early Registration Rates Still Available


The Ninth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language will be held from November 8 - 10, 2017 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in the beautiful city of Baltimore, Maryland. To take advantage of the discounted Early Registration Rates, you must register by August 24, 2017.


An SNL Account is required for conference registration.  

If you do not yet have an SNL Account, please Create An Account. If you already have an SNL Account, please Login to register. 

For more information about SNL 2017, go to Conference Information on the SNL website. 


JobPostingJob Postings and Announcements


Dutch Research Consortium "Language in Interaction"  

Two Postdoctoral Positions  

One Research Assistant Position  


Dutch Research Consortium 'Language in Interaction'

Vacancy number: 30.06.17
Application deadline: September 10, 2017, 23.59 CET


We are looking for highly motivated candidates to enrich a unique research consortium aiming 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.


Currently, our consortium advertises 2 Postdoc positions and 1 RA position. These positions provide the opportunity for conducting world-class research as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Each position has its own requirements and profile.


Click here for more information on the advertised positions. 


Work environment

The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the language sciences. The Language in Interaction research consortium, sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), brings together many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands with 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? 


Successful candidates will be appointed at one of the consortium's home institutions, depending on the position applied for. All successful candidates will become members of our Big Question teams. The research is conducted in an international setting at all participating institutions. English is the lingua franca.


What we expect from you

Each position has its own requirements and profile.
More information on: www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/BQthird.html 

General requirements for all positions are:

  • a degree in one of the fields indicated for the positions;
  • strong motivation;
  • excellent proficiency in written and spoken English.

What we have to offer

  • employment: 0.8-1.0 FTE;
  • you will be appointed at one of the consortium's home institutions, depending on the position applied for;
  • terms of employment depend on the embedding institution;
  • the institutes involved have regulations in place that enable their staff to create a good work-life balance.


Other Information

All institutes involved are equal opportunity employers, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourage applications from women and minorities.


Would you like to know more?

Further information on: the Language in Interaction Consortium
Further information on the different positions, including terms of employment and contacts.


Additional information can be obtained from the contacts for the different positions.


Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of Prof. dr. P. Hagoort) using this link:


Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachments:

  • a cover letter quoting at the top the number of the position you apply for,
  • your curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and the names of at least two persons who can provide references.

Please apply before September 10, 2017, 23:59 CET.

For more information on your application: +31 24 3611173.




University of Trento, Neuroimaging Labs (LNiF), Center for Mind-Brain Sciences (CIMeC)

Two Assistant Professor Positions  


Call for Expression of Interest for two Assistant Professor positions. More senior candidates will also be considered.


The Center for Mind-Brain Sciences (CIMeC) at the University of Trento, Italy, invites expressions of interest from highly motivated scholars in view of the opening of two principal investigator positions at the level of assistant professor (3 years + potential 2 year extension). Candidates who have already a tenured position elsewhere would be considered directly for a tenure-track assistant professor/tenured associate professor.


Research Profile

The ideal candidate should have an established track record of research in any area of cognitive neuroimaging studies, preferably fMRI. The successful candidates will work in the Neuroimaging Labs (LNiF: http://www.cimec.unitn.it/en/69/neuroimaging-labs-lnif) at the Center for Mind-Brain Sciences (CIMeC: http://web.unitn.it/en/cimec). They are expected to develop their own research program but also to interact actively with other CIMeC faculty using different methodologies to address various aspects of cognitive functioning. Knowledge of Italian is appreciated but not required.



The successful candidates are expected to contribute to the Center's teaching mission at the PhD and MSc level. Instruction is in English. Successful candidates will negotiate the possibility of supervising PhD students who are fully funded by the University. The teaching duties at the MSc level vary depending on academic rank. Assistant professors are expected to teach 60 hrs/year, tenure-track assistant professors 90 hrs/year, tenured associate professors 120 hrs/year.


UniTN and CIMeC

The University of Trento consistently ranks as a top Italian university in both national Research Assessment Evaluations (RAE) and University Surveys.In the latest RAE the University of Trento as a whole ranks 1st among medium-sized universities.


The CIMeC's goal is to foster cutting-edge research on cognition and its neural basis, and to support the dissemination of these findings internationally and within the local community. As an interdisciplinary research and teaching center, it draws on faculty from several departments, including Psychology and Cognitive Science, Linguistics and Philosophy, Physics, Mathematics, and Information Engineering and Computer Science. Current faculty members come from Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, USA, Canada, Argentina, Israel, and the United Kingdom.


Although a relatively small group, CIMeC faculty have won many competitive national and international grants, including 1 European Research Council (ERC) advanced grant, 1 ERC consolidator grant, 6 ERC starting grants, other European Framework grants, and highly competitive grants awarded by the local government. The Center has consistently been ranked the leading cognitive neuroscience research unit in Italy. It is part of the Erasmus Mundus European Master Program in Language and Communication Technologies.


Expressions of interest in English should include a brief motivation letter and a Curriculum Vitae and should be addressed to Dr. Alfonso Caramazza (alfonso.caramazza@unitn.it), who chairs a committee that includes Drs. Mel Goodale and Alex Martin.




Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London 

Three Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions  


Up to 3 postdoctoral research associate positions (Grade 7: expect salary range £32,003 - £38,183 p.a., plus London weighting of £2,134) to commence in 2018.


Professor Carolyn McGettigan is seeking to appoint up to 3 postdoctoral researchers on a 5-year Leverhulme Trust Research Leadership Award. The area of research is "The Social Neuroscience of Voices", and will include studies of voice identity perception, voice production, and spoken interactions. Appointments are likely to be for 2 years in the first instance, with start dates in early 2018.


Official job advertisements (including detailed job description and person specification) are pending for Aug 2017. In the meantime, Prof McGettigan is happy to respond to queries by email (Carolyn.McGettigan@rhul.ac.uk). For more details, and for the latest updates on adverts, please see http://www.carolynmcgettigan.com/join-the-vocolab.




BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language

Research Faculty Positions 


RESEARCH FACULTY POSITIONS at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) offers SENIOR research staff positions in several areas: language acquisition, production, multilingualism, neurodegeneration of language, language and learning disorders, neurocognition of language and advanced methods for cognitive neuroscience.


The Center promotes a rich research environment without 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 eyetracker, two eyetracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs. There are excellent technical support staff and research personnel (PhD and postdoctoral students). The senior positions are permanent appointments.

We are looking for cognitive neuroscientists or experimental psychologists with a background in psycholinguistics and/or neighboring cognitive neuroscience areas, and physicists and/or engineers with fMRI expertise. Individuals interested in undertaking research in the fields described in www.bcbl.eu (research) should apply through the Ikerbasque web page (www.ikerbasque.net).


Deadline: September 15th, 13:00 CET 

Only researchers with a solid research track, senior level and international research experience are considered.


Support letter from the host institution is mandatory.


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




BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language

Research Faculty Position
Postdoctoral Position 

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) has an open research staff position (Staff Scientist) and a postdoctoral position in the area of language acquisition. The Center has a state of the art baby lab, and exceptional access to babies. The bilingual nature of the Basque Country provides an unusual opportunity to study language acquisition.


The Center promotes a rich research environment with minimal 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, the 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).

This faculty position has a term of appointment of 5 years. Candidates should have at least 3-5 years of postdoctoral experience and a very strong publication track record. The postdoctoral position has a term of appointment of 2 years with a potential renewal.


Deadline: September 30th, 2017


We encourage immediate applications as the selection process will be ongoing and the appointment may be made before the deadline.


To submit your application please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls, applying for "BabyLab 2017" and upload:

  1. Your curriculum vitae.
  2. A cover letter/statement describing your research interests (4000 characters maximun)
  3. The names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of recommendation

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




BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language

Postdoctoral Position 


The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language - BCBL- (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa) is offering a postdoctoral position focusing on neurobiological correlates of statistical learning and language, as part of ERC-funded research project (PI: Ram Frost). The research involves a combination of behavioral and functional brain imaging (MEG, fMRI) experiments in humans. This is an exciting opportunity to work on how the brain detects regularities in sensory input, and how this relates to first or second language learning. The project involves research groups at the BCBL, Hebrew University, and the University of Toronto.

The successful candidate will have a rigorous background in theory driven research, experimental designs, deep knowledge of fMRI and/or MEG data acquisition and analysis, a high level of independence, and a strong publication record.

Individuals interested in undertaking research in the fields described in www.bcbl.eu (research) should apply through the BCBL web page http://www.bcbl.eu/jobs  (SL Postdoc 2017)

Deadline: July 30th

For more information about the specifics of the position, please contact Ram Frost (ram.frost@mail.huji.ac.il) and for broader information about the BCBL please contact Manuel Carreiras (info@bcbl.eu).



Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford 

Graduate Research Assistant in Cognitive Neuroscience


Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic graduate researcher to work on a collaborative project with the Speech and Brain Research Group using MRI to study children with developmental language disorder. The project is led by Professor Kate Watkins and Professor Dorothy Bishop.

The post is MRC funded for 2 years and is available from 1 November 2017.

The Speech and Brain Research Group has an established research record using brain imaging to study children and adults with disorders affecting speech and language. The aim of this project is to provide a detailed characterisation of structural and functional alterations in the brains of a large behaviourally well-characterised population of children with developmental language disorder. Activities will include recruiting participants and day-to-day management of the study, administering computerised or standardised behavioural tests, acquiring brain imaging data in children, analysing data, and preparing the data for publication.

The successful candidate will hold a degree (2.1 or higher) in a relevant subject (e.g. psychology, speech and language sciences, neuroscience, biomedical science) and have a strong interest in developmental language disorders and MRI. You will have excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills as the job involves interaction with children with developmental disorder and their caregivers. You will have the ability and willingness to contribute to the intellectual content of the research program, knowledge of statistical analysis of behavioural data, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team. You should also be willing to work flexible hours (weekends and/or evenings as needed). Previous experience with brain imaging (MRI) and experience running a psychological or behavioural research project are desirable.

You will be required to upload a covering letter explaining how you meet the job requirements, as well as a CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 midday on 31 July 2017. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 14 August 2017.


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Contact Phone :

01865 271346

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SNL 2017
The Society for the Neurobiology of Language