March 2014

 

 



 

 

FirstArticle

Registration Now Open for the 

SNL 2014 Annual Meeting

  

Registration is now open for SNL 2014 in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a city rich in history and culture, and combines a 17th century historical atmosphere with the sophistication of a modern metropolis. It features the highest museum density in the world, and our meeting venue, the Beurs van Berlage, is located at the heart it all. Amsterdam's intimate streets and canals create a friendly and relaxed environment that everyone will enjoy. We hope that you will join us this August in Amsterdam.

 

Register before June 26, 2014 to receive discounted registration rates. See Registration Information for rates and deadlines.

  

Log In to My Account | Create an SNL Account

 

 

 

New--SNL 2014 T-Shirts!TShirt

SNL is proud to announce the first-ever SNL Annual Meeting T-Shirt!  Featuring iconic images of Amsterdam, this limited edition t-shirt commemorates our 6th Annual Meeting. The official SNL 2014 T-Shirt comes in  four sizes-small, medium, large, and extra-large. Shirts should be ordered at the time of your online registration and are only available while supplies last.  While there may some t-shirts for purchase onsite, ordering online is the only way to guarantee that you will receive this one-of-kind remembrance of SNL 2014.

 

 

Hotel ReservationsHotelRis

 

It's time to make your hotel reservations for SNL 2014.  For the convenience of our conference attendees, SNL has arranged special room rates at three different hotels--all conveniently located within close walking distance of the Beurs van Berlage. The hotels range in price from €95 to €170.  For more information on the hotels, please check the SNL website. To receive the discounted conference rates, attendees must book their reservations through Beurs van Berlage Hotelservice. Amsterdam is a popular tourist destination, so please make your reservations early! 

 

 

SubmissionsReminderSubmissions Reminder 

 

The submissions deadline for abstracts and symposium proposals is Friday, May 2, 2014 (midnight latest time zone on earth). Accepted abstracts will be organized into poster and slide sessions by the SNL Program Committee. For details on the submissions process, please visit our website.

 

To submit an abstract, you must renew your membership or become a new SNL member.

 

Important Dates 

 

Travel Award Applications Accepted

April 17, 2014

 

Submissions Close

May 2, 2014 

  

Early Discounted Registration Closes

June 26, 2014

 

SNL 2014

 August 27-29, 2014

Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

 

In This Issue    

  

 

SNL 2014 T-Shirts 

 

 Hotel Reservations

 

 Submissions Reminder 

 

 

 

 

 

 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, please send it to

 

 

 

 

 

JobPostingsJob Postings and Announcements

 

Scientific Meetings & Calls for Papers

 

ESCOP Summer School--The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (July 14-19th, 2014, San Sebastian)

The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language is pleased to announce the ESCOP summerschool on language.  The overarching goal of the summerschool is to bring together scientists with different perspectives and methodological approaches to the study of language to give an overview of the debates and advances in the field.

 

The summerschool will be held between July 14th and 19th, 2014 in Donostia - San Sebastian, Spain.

 

This summerschool has been created to highlight recent advances and new challenges in language research on a wide range of topics including speech perception and production, language acquisition, bilingualism, reading, sign language, etc. and familiarize attendees with cutting edge techniques such as fMRI, MEG, EEG, eyetracking, etc. 

 

TEACHERS:

  • Blair Armstrong - BCBL, Spain.
  • Jeffrey R. Binder - Medical College of Wisconsin, USA.
  • Cesar Caballero - BCBL, Spain.
  • Gary S. Dell - University of Illinois, USA.
  • Jon Andoni Duñabeitia - BCBL, Spain.
  • Karen Emmorey - San Diego State University, USA.
  • Gregory S. Hickok - University of California, USA.
  • Emmanuel Keuleers - Ghent University, Belgium.
  • Judith Kroll - Pennsylvania State University, USA.
  • Clara Martin - BCBL, Spain.
  • Nicola Molinaro - BCBL, Spain.
  • Monika Molnar - BCBL, Spain.
  • Pedro (Kepa) Paz-Alonso - BCBL, Spain.
  • David C. Plaut - Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
  • Kim Plunkett - Oxford University, UK.
  • Brenda Rapp - Johns Hopkins University, USA.
  • Arthur Samuel - BCBL, Spain & Stony Brook University, USA.
  • Nuria Sebastian - Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.
  • Guillaume Thierry - Bangor University College, UK.
  • Lorraine K. Tyler - University of Cambridge, UK.

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.bcbl.eu/events/ESCOP-summerschool/en/

 

We look forward to seeing you in 2014!

ESCOP Summerschool Organizing Committee

 

Call For Abstracts--Scientific Studies of Reading Special Issue on Computational and Statistical Modeling of Reading Difficulties: Tackling Mechanisms

This special issue aims to highlight state-of-the-science computational and statistical modeling approaches to understanding reading. In the context of this special issue, modeling is viewed as a critical point of contact among disparate research topics and approaches that inform a common understanding of typical and atypical reading development, and identify potential 'levers' for intervention.

 

Models relevant to understanding reading take a wide variety of forms, including computational or algorithmic models of the processes involved in reading, mathematical models that characterize the impact of different factors on skilled performance, and statistical models that predict outcomes from behavioral, genetic and neuroimaging data. The goals of these different types of model are often pursued in isolation from one another, but we view them as complementary, and hope to emphasize this by bringing together a range of approaches into a single special issue.

 

As part of this special issue, we envision a host of possible topics and particularly encourage submissions proposing to model reading development utilizing approachesinformed by a combination of behavioral, neurobiological and/or genetic perspectives or data sources. Some examples of possible topics are listed below; note however that these are intended solely as exemplars and are not meant to limit the scope of possible submissions:

  • Computational modeling to connect behavioral and neurobiological data to develop enhanced accounts of mechanisms involved in the development of reading disabilities
  • Statistical modeling to provide new insights into classification of learning disabilities and/or the clarification of constructs relevant to reading outcomes
  • Computational modeling of the acquisition of language for mainstream and/or dialect speakers and its potential as a 'lever' for new instructional approaches for these learners
  • Computational modeling/statistical modeling testing hypotheses regarding the relative emphasis of instructional elements, modeled over time, to guide the development of novel approaches to reading instruction

Abstracts submitted for consideration and corresponding manuscripts should reflect the intent to motivate stronger trans-disciplinary dialogues and collaborations amongst the broader literacy research communities.

 

Submission and Review Timeline

  • Proposed abstracts including tentative author list due April 22, 2014.
  • Lead authors will be contacted with final determination about submissions by May 6, 2014.
  • First manuscript submissions due late September 2014
  • Final papers due by April 1, 2015
  • Publication January 2016

Proposed Abstracts should be submitted to the special issue editors:

Brett Miller (U.S. National Institutes of Health): [email protected]

Jason Zevin (University of Southern California): [email protected]

 

International Workshop on Learning and Memory Consolidation (July 10-12th, 2014, San Sebastian)

As part of its wider scientific and knowledge-transfer activities the Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (www.bcbl.eu) is delighted to announce workshop dedicated to the mechanisms of learning and memory consolidation. Our aim is to provide a multidisciplinary platform to discuss the processes of memory formation, with a strong emphasis on the offline neural changes leading to memory stabilization and enhancement. Our hope is to bring together researchers working on these issues at various levels of analysis, i.e., cellular, systemic and behavioural, and with data coming from humans as well as other species.

 

The International Workshop on Learning and Memory Consolidation is to take place from Thursday, July 10 to Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Palacio Miramar in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain.

Invited speakers include:

 

Prof. Jan Born - Universität Tübingen, Germany

Prof. Michael Hasselmo - Boston University, Massachusetts, USA

Prof. Daniel Margoliash - University of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Prof. Matthew Wilson - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA

Prof. John Wixted - University of California, San Diego, USA

 

Important dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline--Extended (March 30, 2014)
  • Early registration deadline (April 9th, 2014)
  • Online registration deadline (June 22nd, 2014)
  • Conference dates (July 10-12th, 2014)
  • For more information, please visit our website: http://www.bcbl.eu/events/learning/en/
  • We look forward to seeing you in July!
  • Nicolas Dumay and Doug Davidson, Organizers

 

Faculty Positions

 

Chair, Physiological Psychology--Department of Psychology and the Focus Area Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Salzburg

The Department of Psychology and the Focus Area Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Salzburg seek to fill the Chair in Physiological Psychology at the tenured full professor level with a focus on research with MEG and EEG. The appointment can be filled as soon as possible.

 

The University of Salzburg shares with the Christian-Doppler Clinic and the Paracelsus Medical University a Magnetoencophalographic system (MEG) for research purposes in Salzburg. A specific responsibility of the chair will be managing the core-facilities MEG and EEG.

 

More information: http://www.uni-salzburg.at/psy/jobs

 

Research Faculty Positions--The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Utrecht University-CUHK Joint Centre for Language, Mind and Brain

Research Faculty (non-tenure-track) and Postdoc positions are available in the Laboratory for Language, Learning, and the Brain at the The Chinese University of Hong Kong (PI: Patrick Wong) and the Utrecht University-CUHK Joint Centre for Language, Mind and Brain.  We welcome individuals from any disciplines whose research addresses aspects of speech, hearing, language, and communication broadly defined.   Candidates with experience in basic and clinical research across the lifespan are all encouraged to apply.  We are particularly interested in broad thinkers with good quantitative skills to join our team.  Candidates with experience in behavioral, neural, and genetic research will all be considered.  

 

The anticipated start date is July 1 2014, but can be flexible.  

 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranks among top 40 in the world according to QS World University Rankings.  Hong Kong offers a multitude of living possibilities.  

 

For inquiries, candidates should email CV to Patrick Wong ([email protected]).  Visit

http://brain.cuhk.edu.hk/ for more information about our work. Review of applications will begin immediately.  

 

Research faculty applicants need to apply formally through the University system; details can be found here: http://www.per.cuhk.edu.hk/jvadm/jv_for_new_site.asp?id=1314/029(737)/2

 

Postdoc Positions

 

Postdoctoral Positions (2) in Bilingualism--BCBL (AThEME Collaborative Research Project)

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) offers 2 postdoctoral positions in Bilingualism to work on the collaborative research project AThEME - "Advancing the European Multilingual Experience" funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme that comprises 16 Research partners (universities, research centers and SMEs) located in 8 European countries.

 

The positions have a term of appointment of 2 years with a possible renewal.

The main objectives of the AThEME research programme are:

  • to investigate the outstanding cognitive, linguistic and sociological issues in multilingual Europe
  • to assess existing public policies and practices within the areas of education and health and their impact on multilingualism
  • to contribute to evidence-based policy-making

THE CENTER AND THE BENEFITS
The Fellows will join one of the AThEME partners, the BCBL (Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language - www.bcbl.eu) and will focus his/her research in WP 4 and WP5.


WP4 addresses the complex issues associated with multilingualism in acquired communicative disorders. In particular we will concentrate our efforts on the impact of bilingualism on the language learning performance of dyslexic children.

WP5 will investigate several factors that contribute to what it means to "Be Bilingual" and the BCBL will focus on the bilingual population in the Basque Country. In particular we will investigate (1) language attrition, that is, the impact of a second reading system on the first reading system, (2) the putative advantages of bilinguals on the cognitive system and (3) the potential benefits of multilingualism on the decline of the cognitive system during aging.

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 an eyetracker, two eyetracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs.  There are excellent technical support staff and research personnel (PhD and postdoctoral students).

REQUIREMENTS
We are looking for cognitive neuroscientists or experimental psychologists with a background in Psycholinguistics, Linguistics, Psychology, or Cognitive Neuroscience, an excellent command of English. Advanced skills in neuroimaging methods are desirable. We expect a strong interest for and motivation to work on the interplay of language, language disorders, bilingualism and multilingualism, the willingness to invest in interdisciplinary collaboration, and the ability to work in teams. Candidates should have a strong publication track record.

HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should send their application by JUNE 30, 2014. To submit your application please sign into the system (http://www.bcbl.eu/login) 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 positions, please contact Manuel Carreiras ([email protected])
Sign up:
AThEME - "Advancing the European Multilingual Experience" is a collaborative research project funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 613465, research area FP7-SSH-2013-1, topic SSH.2013.5.2-1: The multilingual challenge for the European citizen.

 

Neuroimaging Postdoctoral Position--Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), Philadelphia/Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

The Center for Functional Neuroimaging at University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (mrri.org), is now recruiting a postdoctoral fellow in neuroimaging data analysis beginning Spring/Summer 2014. The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary team conducting NIH-supported research on neural correlates of clinical disorders of language and cognition. Based primarily at U. Penn, the Fellow will bear responsibility for developing and implementing multivariate MRI data analysis methods for lesion and multi-modal neuroimaging data, under joint supervision of Dr. Ze Wang (neuroimaging analysis methods) and Dr. Myrna Schwartz (cognition-brain relationships).

 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, or in one of the following fields: computer science, electrical engineering, or mathematics. Programming background using Matlab or C++ will be necessary. Prior experience in neuroimaging research as evidenced by publications and training will be preferred.

 

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

To apply, please send a statement of research interest and professional goals, a CV, (p)reprints, and a list of 3 references to: Drs. Myrna Schwartz [email protected] and Ze Wang ([email protected]).

 

Postdoctoral Position--Arizona State University

A Post-Doc position is available in the Communication Neuroimaging and Neuroscience Laboratory (CoNi Lab) at Arizona State University, directed by Dr. Corianne Rogalsky. Our research is devoted to the cognitive neuroscience of language and music in the healthy and damaged brain, using techniques including fMRI, DTI, neuropsychological testing, and high-resolution lesion mapping.

 

Responsibilities will include designing and implementing fMRI and structural imaging studies aimed at understanding the neural computations contributing to speech comprehension in everyday communication, particularly focusing on the contributions of meta-linguistic processes such as working memory, cognitive control, and attention, broadly defined. All scanning is conducted at the Barrow Neurological Institute in downtown Phoenix, and there is access to stroke and aphasic populations through the ASU Speech & Hearing Clinic and numerous stroke facilities throughout the Phoenix area.

 

Requirements include spoken and written proficiency in English, a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, or a related field.  Preference will be given to applicants who have evidence of successfully conducting fMRI experiments in the realm of cognition. Proficiency with the linux computing environment, E-prime, Matlab, AFNI, and/or FSL is preferred.

 

The CoNi Lab is situated in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at ASU.  ASU is located in Tempe, Arizona, in the metropolitan Phoenix area, which has a thriving neuroscience and neuroimaging community including the Mayo Clinic and Barrow Neurological Institute. Tempe features 330 days of sunshine a year.

 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The preferred start date is July 1st, but slightly later start dates will also be considered. The position is funded for two years, with a possible extension pending funding.  If interested, please email a brief cover letter (including a description of research interests, qualifications, future goals, and available start date), CV, reprints or preprints, and contact information for two references to [email protected] Arizona State University is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit neuroimaging.lab.asu.edu for more information about the CoNi lab.

 

Postdoctoral Position--Cognitive Neuroscience of Bilingualism, Montreal Neurological Institute

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow for our new Montreal Bilingual Brain Initiative. The fellow will work on the neural underpinnings of bilingualism using a range of brain imaging techniques, and will have the unique opportunity to work with our team (members from the Montreal Neurological Institute and also from the Centre for Research on Brain, Language & Music at McGill University).  The successful applicant will have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, or closely related field. Candidates with a strong background in neuroimaging and expertise in the use of brain imaging techniques will be prioritised. Interested candidates should email a CV and letter of interest to Dr. Denise Klein ([email protected]).

 

Postdoctoral Positions--The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Utrecht University-CUHK Joint Centre for Language, Mind and Brain

Postdoc positions are available in the Laboratory for Language, Learning, and the Brain at the The Chinese University of Hong Kong (PI: Patrick Wong) and the Utrecht University-CUHK Joint Centre for Language, Mind and Brain.  We welcome individuals from any disciplines whose research addresses aspects of speech, hearing, language, and communication broadly defined.   Candidates with experience in basic and clinical research across the lifespan are all encouraged to apply.  We are particularly interested in broad thinkers with good quantitative skills to join our team.  Candidates with experience in behavioral, neural, and genetic research will all be considered.  

 

The anticipated start date is July 1 2014, but can be flexible.  

 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranks among top 40 in the world according to QS World University Rankings.  Hong Kong offers a multitude of living possibilities. 

 

For inquiries, candidates should email CV to Patrick Wong ([email protected]).  
Visit http://brain.cuhk.edu.hk/ for more information about our work. Review of applications will begin immediately.  

 

Postdoctoral Position--Duke University

Applications are invited for post-doctoral positions using cognitive behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI) methods to study cognitive changes in people with vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  Individuals will work with Drs. Heather Whitson, David Madden, Nan-Kuei Chen, Michele Diaz, and/or Guy Potter.   Our primary research goals are to understand the cognitive processes that underlie poor verbal fluency in patients with AMD and to shed light on the reason(s) for cognitive impairment in this population.  We will obtain data from persons with AMD as well as age-matched control subjects, and we will examine the relationship between cognitive behavior and measures of resting-state functional connectivity and white matter integrity among certain regions in the brain.  State-of-the-art scanning and data analysis facilities are available and proximally located. 

 

This position will provide exposure to multidisciplinary, translational neuroscience and clinical research.  The idealpost-doc candidate would have a strong background in MRI data analysis and programming and/or cognitive neuroscience research (particularly involving language or visual pathways).  Candidates with experience in both MRI research as well as cognitive neuroscience are especially encouraged to apply.  The ability to communicate effectively with a multi-disciplinary team of investigators, staff, and participants is essential. Salary will be determined by the current NIH postdoctoral scale.

 

To apply, please send a statement of research interests/experience, CV, sample publications, and at least 3 references to Dr. Heather Whitson ([email protected] ). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Duke is an Equal-Opportunity/Affirmative-Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

Postdoctoral Position--Center for the Neurobiology of Language Recovery at Northwestern University

Fellows 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.

 

Post-doctoral 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].

 

Postdoctoral Position--Laboratory for Educational Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco

The Laboratory for Educational Neuroscience (brainLENS.org) at the University of California, San Francisco USA is seeking 1 postdoctoral fellow for a minimum commitment of two years. The lab focuses on cognitive and developmental neuroscience work; (1) using neuroimaging measures in combination with cognitive, behavioral, environmental and genetic measures to predict academic and developmental outcomes in health and disease, (2) applying multivariate classification and network approaches to multimodal neuroimaging, behavioral and genetic data to understand developmental processes primarily of learning and literacy, but also of motivation, socio-emotional processing, and creativity, (3) development of novel behavioral interventions to promote motivation & learning, and (4) development of novel iPad applications to screen for future risk of developing reading disabilities.

 

For the current position, we are seeking a researcher who will contribute significantly to one or more ongoing projects: (1)  analysis and write-up of large scale (>1,000 scans) neuroimaging data on developmental trajectories of brain networks; (2) examining familial transmission patterns in brain networks by using a novel 'human cross-fostering intergenerational imaging design'; and (3) iPad application development and validation.

The candidate must have a demonstrated history of productivity, and be interested in theory-driven research.  The candidate must also have excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and writing skills. A strong methodological background in computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, imaging genetics, neuroimaging (e.g. fMRI, M/EEG, MRS) or related fields and/or excellent programming skills is a plus. MDs, PhDs, or equivalent are encouraged to apply. With the right fit, individuals with a BSc and MSc will be considered. The position can begin any time. 

 

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV. Please add "[UCSF job]" and your full name in the Subject of the email. Qualified candidates will be asked to have 3 letters of reference forwarded.

CONTACT 

Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD, Roeland Hancock PhD 

URL: brainlens.org

EMAIL: [email protected]
TEL: +1-415-476-9861

 

Research Positions

 

Research Assistant--Arizona State University

A full-time research assistant position is available in the Communication Neuroimaging and Neuroscience Laboratory (CoNi Lab) at Arizona State University, directed by Dr. Corianne Rogalsky. Our research is devoted to the cognitive neuroscience of language and music in the healthy and damaged brain, using techniques including fMRI, DTI, neuropsychological testing, and high-resolution lesion mapping.

 

Responsibilities will include behavioral and fMRI data collection, programming of experiments, contacting and scheduling research participants, and data scoring and analysis. These tasks require an applicant to have a strong initiative to problem solve, be self-sufficient, and efficiently multitask.

 

Requirements include spoken and written proficiency in English, a minimum of a bachelor-level degree (e.g., BA or BS), preferably in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, or a related field, and willingness to make a 2-year commitment. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to effectively recruit and work with participants (including special populations), and other members of the lab are essential. Preference will be given to applicants who also are proficient with the linux computing environment, are familiar with E-prime and/or Matlab, and/or have experience with neuroimaging analysis software such as AFNI or FSL.

 

The CoNi Lab is situated in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at ASU.  ASU is located in Tempe, Arizona, in the metropolitan Phoenix area, which has a thriving neuroscience and neuroimaging community including the Mayo Clinic and Barrow Neurological Institute. Tempe features 330 days of sunshine a year.

 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The preferred start date is July 1st, but slightly later start dates will also be considered. The position is funded for two years, with a possible extension pending funding. If interested, please email a cover letter (including a description of research interests, qualifications, future goals, and available start date), a CV, and contact information for two references to [email protected] Arizona State University is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit neuroimaging.lab.asu.edu for more information about the CoNi lab.

 

Patient Coordinator--Department of Psychology, Rice University, Houston, Texas

The Schnur Lab (Director: Tatiana Schnur) and the Brain and Language Lab (Director: Randi Martin) are seeking a motivated, organized, and resourceful individual with a BA/BS to work in a hospital setting with acute stroke patients and with healthy and impaired language speakers on the Rice University campus. This position will train you to administer detailed behavioral examinations of language and memory to brain-damaged patients. Beyond recruiting and testing participants with stroke, the position will also include participating in other facets of research including analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data and developing stimulus materials in a series of experiments using various research methodologies. Previous academic experience in a combination of psychology, neuroscience or linguistics, a completed B.A./B.S. degree, a strong academic background, and a two-year commitment for the full-time position are required. Previous research experience is highly desirable, though not required.  Rice University is located in the heart of Houston, a 5-minute walk from the public train system, a 10-minute walk from the largest medical center in the world, and a 20-minute walk from many restaurants, bars, and retail shops.

  

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

The language labs at MRRI --  Language and Aphasia (Dir.: Dr. Myrna Schwartz); Language and learning (Dir.: Dr. Erica Middleton) -- are recruiting for two BA/BS-level research assistant positions for Spring or Fall, 2014. Research assistants will engage in NIH-funded research on language processing in typical speakers and those with post-stroke aphasia.  We seek in our research to understand how words are learned and retrieved in speech, how these processes are affected by stroke, and how word production deficits can be ameliorated by treatment. Our RAs gain valuable experience with language-impaired patients. They are trained to administer clinical measures of aphasia and to design, run, and analyze experiments with patients as participants. Learning opportunities also include state-of-the art lesion analysis and applications of computational modeling. 

 

Applicants should have strong academic backgrounds in psychology, neuroscience or linguistics, with coursework in statistics and research methods. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research experience, particularly in cognitive psychology or neuroscience, speech and hearing sciences, or linguistics. MRRI and MossRehab are part of the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. The position offers competitive salary and benefits (medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement).

 

Send cover letter, C.V. (which includes a list of relevant coursework) and contact information for three references to Dr. Erica Middleton: email: [email protected]; fax: 215-663-6783; mail: Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, 60 Township Line Rd., Elkins Park, PA, 19027.

 

Advanced Degree Programs

 

PhD Opening--Study of Cognitive Neuroscience of Bilingualism at the Montreal Neurological Institute

We are seeking a PhD student to work on a project related to our new Montreal Bilingual Brain Initiative. The student will work on the neural underpinnings of bilingualism using a range of brain imaging techniques, and will have the unique opportunity to work with our team (members from the Montreal Neurological Institute and also from the Centre for Research on Brain, Language, & Music at McGill University).  Interested students should email a CV and letter of interest to Dr. Denise Klein ([email protected]).

 

Master in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language--Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language

The Master's program aims to provide specialized, comprehensive and rigorous training in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language. The Master's program includes core courses (theoretical and methodological), advanced elective courses, and a research-based project at the end of the program. The Master's program is aimed at university graduates with various degrees who are interested in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language. The duration of the program is one academic year with 60 ECTS credits. Students will develop research skills through the mentorship of experts and by completing a Master's Research Project at the end of the program. The language of instruction is English.

 

For more information about the master's program, visit www.bcbl.eu/master-in-cognitive-neuroscience-of-language-20142015/
For more information about the BCBL, visit www.bcbl.eu .    

 

Application Process
Details of application requirements can be found at: http://www.bcbl.eu/master-in-cognitive-neuroscience-of-language-20142015/    

- Application submitted online by APRIL 1, 2014
- Notification of the Master's admissions board's decision: MAY 15, 2014
- Admitted students should confirm their intention to participate in the program by MAY 30, 2014
- Pre-enrollment submitted ONLINE before June 7, 2014.

International candidates needing visas should try to apply in ROUND 1 to ensure that there is time for their visa application. 

 

 

Society for the Neurobiology of Language