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for Abstracts and Symposia: April 2, 2015
Registration Opens: May 2, 2015
Deadline to Submit
Abstracts: June 4, 2015
October 15 - 17, 2015
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Cognitive Neuroscience of Language - BCBL
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. Students learn from the world-class scientists at the
Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language.
Master's program is aimed at university graduates with various degrees
who are interested in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language, including
previous training in psychology or linguistics, as well as
language-oriented training in cognitive science, computer science, or
mathematics. 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.
Selecting the appropriate Masters program is the best way to start a
successful research career, and in fact, several of our current PhD
students began their research careers in our Masters program.
more information about the master's program, visit http://www.bcbl.eu/2014/12/master-in-cognitive-neuroscience-of-language-2/
more information about the BCBL, visit www.bcbl.eu
Details of application requirements
can be found at:
- Application sent by mail to [email protected]
by FEBRUARY 25.
- Notification of the Master's
admissions board's decision: MARCH 25.
- Admitted students should confirm
their intention to participate in the program by APRIL 15.
-Pre-enrollment must be submitted ONLINE
along with the confirmation of participation.
- Application sent by mail to [email protected]
by APRIL 1, until JUNE 30.
- Notification of the Master's
admissions board's decision: Rolling admissions. Applications received
by APRIL 15 will receive notification by MAY 15.
- Admitted students should confirm
their intention to participate within two weeks of being accepted into
- Pre-enrollment must be submitted ONLINE
along with the confirmation of participation."
Faculty Positions in Cognitive/Educational Neuroscience
at Gallaudet University
exciting interdisciplinary PhD in Educational Neuroscience (PEN)
program at Gallaudet University (Washington, D.C.) is seeking
applicants with an expertise in Cognitive Neuroscience-Educational
Neuroscience at the assistant or associate professor level for two (2)
tenure-track positions beginning in Fall 2015.
1: Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professorship in the PhD Program in
Educational Neuroscience with an emphasis on the neural basis of
learning in child development.
2: Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professorship in the PhD Program in
Educational Neuroscience with an emphasis on the neural basis of motion
perception, especially the integration of motion perception and visual
Specific questions may be addressed either to Provost Erting ([email protected])
or to Professor Laura-Ann Petitto ([email protected]), Chair, PhD in
Educational Neuroscience Steering Committee.
Director, Human Brain Imaging Center
University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a
position as Director of the newly developed Human Brain Imaging Center,
beginning July 1, 2015. We seek candidates who have a strong
track record of research publications and funding in MR neuroimaging,
administrative experience with an imaging center, and who have an
extensive background in imaging sciences including but not limited to
imaging applications, high field technology development including RF
coils, gradient technology, pulse sequences, advanced spectroscopy and
analytic techniques. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. or
M.D. and must have research experience in one or more of the following
disciplines: Psychology, Neuroscience, Physics, Bioengineering or
Medicine. The director will be tasked with building a highly competitive
MRI imaging center focused on basic and theoretical research with the
potential for translational applications. Primary duties
include managing the finances and general operations of the center,
serving as the interface between the imaging center and campus
administration, and facilitating brain imaging research of faculty and
graduate students from a variety of backgrounds. The Director will also
oversee a governing board of the center (consisting of current faculty
with MRI research interests), develop and maintain the research
agreement with the MRI vendor, and provide the interface between the
center and the Research Office regarding the development of
should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate
education. Salary will be commensurate with education and
experience. Review of completed applications begins April 6, 2015 and
continues until the position is filled. Interested candidates
should send a cover letter describing administrative experience,
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/apply/JPF00315.
Questions about the position should be directed to Professor John
Andersen, Chair, Brain Imaging Director Search Committee, at [email protected].
Riverside campus of the University of California is growing rapidly
with plans to hire 300 faculty and develop science infrastructure over
the next several years. The campus is centrally located in
Southern California, about 50 miles east of Los Angeles and less than
an hour's drive from the area's mountains, deserts and beaches. 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.
Tenure Track Position "Neuropsychology of Language
and Language Disorders"
deadline: 17 May 2015
The research consortium Language in Interaction invites
applications for a tenure track position, offered with a view to
long-term embedding of neuropsychological research in a clinical
setting, and enhancement of collaborative research in the field of
specific focus of the position is on the neuropsychology of language,
bridging gaps at the clinical /non-clinical intersection (e.g.
language-related disorders). This integration can be achieved using a
varied set of methods, such as behavioural experimentation, functional
neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG, MEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS),
and formal computational modelling of language processes.
will head an independent research group to be established to promote
the interaction between clinical and pre-clinical researchers. You will
be expected to conduct research in one or more research areas relevant
to the position. Supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD projects will be part
of your responsibilities. Administrative duties will include local
and/or national committee memberships. With a view to continuation, the
position may be expanded to include teaching and clinical work. You
will be provided with budgetary resources, a PhD student or technician,
materials and consumables.
The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the language
sciences. The Language in Interaction consortium, sponsored by a
Gravitation 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. Excellence in the domain of language and related relevant
fields of cognition is combined with state-of-the-art research
facilities and a research team with ample experience in complex research
methods and utilization.
position is equally shared by two research centres within Donders
Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University and
RadboudUMC. The Donders Institute is a world-class research centre
devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of human
cognition and behaviour. The institute conducts research in an
international setting with more than 600 researchers from 35 countries.
English is the lingua franca. In 2013, the Donders Institute was
assessed by an international evaluation committee as excellent and
recognized as a 'very stimulating environment for top researchers, as
well as for young talent'.
we expect from you
You should be a creative and talented researcher, a strong experimenter
in the neuropsychology of language, and have a clinical background and
experience with patient studies.
− a PhD degree in a field relevant to the position concerned;
− an established international reputation;
− strong track record of peer-reviewed international publications;
− experience with successfully applying for external funding;
− experience with (co-)supervision of PhD students;
− management skills required for academic leadership.
we have to offer
- full time position
- a maximum gross monthly salary of € 5,171 based on a 38-hour
working week; starting salary depends on qualifications and experience;
- you will be appointed for a period of 48 months; after 4 years, a
permanent position will be offered if your performance is evaluated
this link for more information on this job offer and how to apply:
RESEARCH POSITION IN MOVEMENT SCIENCE AND REHABILITATION
Rehabilitation Research Institute, internationally known for its
research in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation, seeks a scientist to
join its expanding program in movement science and motor disability.
Applicants should have a background in movement science and interest in
translational research, particularly as applied to aspects of mobility
in neurologic populations. Early career investigators with postdoctoral
research training, as well as mid-career scientists, are welcome to
institute scientist position at MRRI is a full-time independent
research position that is comparable to a university faculty position.
The primary expectation is that applicants would develop and direct an
independent program of research in the mobility domain of
rehabilitation. The research program may fall anywhere along the
translational continuum from understanding basic mechanisms of motor
performance and recovery to theory-based treatment advancement in
rehabilitation. This position offers numerous opportunities for
collaboration with other MRRI investigators and skilled MossRehab
clinicians, and with colleagues in cognitive neuroscience at the
University of Pennsylvania, including those involved in structural and
functional neuroimaging, TMS, and tDCS. Office and laboratory space are
available in a newly renovated research building, with ready access to
relevant patient populations and gait and motion laboratory facilities.
Einstein Healthcare Network is proud to offer our employees
unparalleled career opportunities including competitive compensation,
attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage,
generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement. EOE
candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of reference
MossRehab @ Elkins Park
Township Line Road
Park, PA 19027
[email protected] . Applications will be accepted until the
position is filled.
RESEARCH FACULTY POSITIONS at the BCBL- Basque Center on
Cognition Brain and Language
The Basque Center on
Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain)
offers 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 an eyetracker, two eyetracking labs, and
several well-equipped behavioral labs. There are excellent technical
support staff and research personnel (PhD and postdoctoral students).
These are positions with a term of appointment between 3 and 5 years.
Successful candidates will normally have had 3-5 years of postdoctoral
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 MRI expertise.
Deadline: April 15th, 2015.
Candidates should have a
strong publication track record and postdoctoral experience. To submit
your application please follow this link: http://www.ikerbasque.net/your_cv/insert_your_cv/research_fellows_2015_3.html
information about the positions, please contact Manuel Carreiras ([email protected])
Manager Position Cognitive Recovery Lab
Assistant/Lab Manager will assist with cognitive neuroscience research
studies and work collaboratively with students and post-doctoral
scientists in the Cognitive Recovery Lab. Dr. Turkeltaub's research lab
investigates the brain basis of language and recovery from aphasia. The
lab also tests neuromodulatory treatments for aphasia in clinical
trials. A variety of techniques are used including functional and
structural MRI, transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct
current stimulation, and EEG. Visit our website for more information at
Assistant/Lab Manager will have the opportunity to run experiments
involving participants with and without brain injuries, perform
statistical analyses, present research at conferences, and write
papers. S/he will also assist with grant preparation and be responsible
for managing day-to-day operations of the lab, including IRB protocols.
Minimum requirements for the position include a Bachelor's degree, and
prior research experience in cognitive psychology, neuroscience or
related field. Prior MRI research and prior experience with people with
aphasia are highly desirable. Individuals with programming experience,
working knowledge of Matlab, EPrime, or R will be given preference. The
candidate must be organized, personable, responsible, reliable, self-motivated,
and efficient. The candidate must be comfortable working with patient
This is a full-time position with a minimum two-year commitment.
Interested candidates should email a CV, writing sample, and contact
information for 3 references to Dr. Turkeltaub at [email protected]. Applications
are being accepted on a rolling basis.
University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Professor of Neurology
University and MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
The Max Planck
Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
PhD position for 3
years in a research project on speech perception
and production using TMS and fMRI or MEG.
conversations, we produce well-articulated speech and comprehend the
meaning of words and the speaker's emotions and intentions without any
effort. What seems so easy is based on highly complex neural processes
that afford the reciprocal integration of auditory and motor signals
that are still poorly understood. Does speech production rely on a
hemispheric specialization at the level of the motor cortex? How does
the motor cortex support speech perception? The PhD project will
address these questions with a combination of neuroscientific methods
(TMS, fMRI, MEG) and acoustic analyses.
must have a master degree (or equivalent) in speech science,
psychology, cognitive sciences, neuroscience, medicine, phonetics or a
related field. Proficiency in oral and written English is necessary. A
solid methods background (statistics and programming) as well as prior experience
with either functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI),
magnetoencephalography (MEG), or transcranial magnetic stimulation
(TMS) are highly desirable. Most importantly, the successful applicant
will share our enthusiasm in research questions on speech and prosody
in perception and production.
starting date is June 2015. Salary is dependent on experience and based
on the funding guidelines of the Max Planck Society.
research is conducted at the MPI-CBS in Leipzig, Germany, an internationally
leading center for cognitive and imaging neuroscience equipped with a
7T MRI scanner, three 3T MRI scanners, a 306 channels MEG system, a TMS
system and several EEG systems. All facilities are supported by
experienced IT and physicist staff. Our institute offers a very
international environment, with English and German being the languages
spoken in the laboratory. It offers a friendly and generous environment
of researchers with diverse backgrounds and with an excellent
order to increase the proportion of female staff members, applications
from female scientists are particularly encouraged. Preference will be
given to disabled persons with the same qualification.
should be sent to the email below as a single, appropriately named pdf
email attachment. It should enclose a cover letter (max. 2 pages) that
also specifies your future research interests; a CV; up to three
representative reprints; and contact details of two personal
references. This call closes on April 30, 2015. Interviews will be held
in the first week of May 2015. The application should be sent directly
to [email protected] using
the code "PhD 3/15" in the subject.
further details please contact Dr Daniela Sammler or Dr Nicole Neef,
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig,
Germany, [email protected] / [email protected]
Tufts University Research
START DATE: Summer
JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW: We are seeking a full time Research Assistant
to assist with all aspects of our cognitive neuroscience and
psycholinguistic research. Our lab is interested in where and when the
brain is activated during language processing. For more information
about what we do, see: http://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/kuperberglab/.
The responsibilities of this position are very varied and involve the
coordination of all aspects of research projects, including collecting
and analyzing neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, ERP) data, statistical analysis,
scientific manuscript writing, and maintaining the day-to-day
operations of the lab.
In addition to the intellectual reward, the position would give the
holder experience of research in cognitive neuroscience, experimental
psychology, psycholinguistics, clinical applications, as well as
database and program management. This is an ideal research opportunity
for someone bound for graduate school in cognitive neuroscience,
cognitive science, psycholinguistics or cognitive psychology. Our lab
has sites at both Tufts University (Medford, MA) and the Martinos
Center for Biomedical Imaging (Charlestown, MA), both of which are
easily accessible from Boston, MA.
(1) B.A., B.Sc. degree in Experimental Psychology, Linguistics,
Computer Science, or a closely related field
(2) Strong interest in how language is processed in the brain.
(3) Very strong quantitative and analytic skills.
(4) Some research experience with statistics and familiarity with
statistical analysis software such as SPSS or R.
Strong computational skills and some programming experience (e.g.
Python, R, MATLAB) and familiarity with Linux/Unix environments and
(6) Very strong organizational skills: Must be self-motivated,
resourceful, very organized, able to multi-task and prioritize.
(7) Ability to work well in teams, with strong communication (verbal
and written) and interpersonal skills.
(8) A two-year time commitment is requested.
OTHER: Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Tufts
University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Full-time employees receive full benefits.
CONTACT: Please email the following to Gina Kuperberg, M.D., Ph.D., [email protected]:
(1) A cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position,
specific research and administrative experience, detailing how your
skills match the job description, as well as describing your aims for
(2) A CV that includes courses you have taken together with your GPA
and grades, as well as a description of your research experience.
(3) The names and contact details of three references
A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available at
the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
objective of the postdoctoral research project is to use
high-resolution functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI) to understand the role of subcortical sensory structures in human
perception and communication.
MPI-CBS is an internationally leading centre for cognitive and imaging
neuroscience equipped with a 7.0 T MRI scanner, several 3.0 T MRI
scanners, a 306 channels MEG system, TMS, tDCS, several EEG suites, and
eye-tracking labs. All facilities and data analyses are supported by
experienced IT specialists and physicists. Besides an excellent
infrastructure, our institute offers an international and friendly
environment with researchers from diverse backgrounds. The postdoc will
be member of the group "Neural Mechanisms of Human
Communication" led by Katharina von Kriegstein.
candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in neuroscience,
experimental psychology, biology, or a related field, and should be
able to demonstrate a consistently outstanding academic record,
including publications. The ideal candidate will have expertise in the
acquisition and analysis of neuroscientific data. Prior experience with
high-resolution functional or structural MRI is preferred.
starting date for this position is flexible. Initially for two years,
the position offers the possibility of extension for up to four years.
Salary depends on experience and is based on regulations of the Max
apply, please include all documents in one PDF-file in the following
order: CV, contact information for two references, a brief statement
describing your personal qualifications and future research interests,
copies of up to three of your publications. Applications with the
subject heading "HC15PD" should be sent via email to: [email protected]
The deadline for application submission is 17 April 2015.
for informal enquiries regarding the post: Prof. Dr. Katharina von
Kriegstein ([email protected]). For more information about the
group see: http://www.cbs.mpg.de/groups/misc/humcomm.
MPI-CBS is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the
advancement of individuals without regard to ethnicity, religion,
gender, or disability.
RADIANT Summer Institute in Neurotechnology Innovation,
Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship (NICE)
University, Halifax, NS, Canada
commercial potential of neurotechnologies is rapidly changing from
science fiction to reality. At the same time, less than 50% of new PhDs
in life sciences are finding faculty jobs.
are huge opportunities for young scientists to make an impact with
neurotechnology, both in industry and academia. However, few graduate
training programs give students the professional skills or know-how
they need to understand the process of commercialization, or to find or
create their dream jobs.
NICE: a 2-week summer boot camp in neurotechnology innovation,
commercialization, and entrepreneurship. NICE brings students and
postdocs from diverse disciplines for a 2-week, project-based program.
Past participants have come from backgrounds including neuroscience,
cognitive science, computer science, engineering, medicine, physical
therapy, pharmacology, chemistry, physics, linguistics, and
defence research. In their projects, trainees work in teams to develop
a viable business model for a proposed neurotechnology solution. Along
the way, they receive mentorship from successful entrepreneurs, top
entrepreneurship trainers, academics working in partnership with
industry, clinicians, intellectual property specialists, angel
investors, and more. An emphasis is placed on the "lean
startup" approach popularized by authors including Steve Blank,
Eric Ries, and Alex Osterwalder.
is open to anyone, from anywhere, with a focus on graduate students and
postdoctoral fellows, though advanced undergraduate students are also
encouraged to apply.
deadline is May 1, 2015
is offered as both a for-credit class at both the undergraduate and
graduate levels. Credit may be transferable to the student's home
applicants will receive a FULL SCHOLARSHIP covering the costs of
tuition for the course, as well as lodging in student dorms. Some meals
are also included. NICE is sponsored by the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and by Dalhousie
University's Brain Repair Centre and Faculty of Graduate Studies.
more information, and to apply, please visit http://tinyurl.com/radiantsummer or
contact [email protected]
more information on the NSERC-funded RADIANT CREATE training program in
neurotechnology commercialization, including graduate certificates and
undergraduate summer fellowships, please see http://www.dal.ca/radiant
Workshops and Symposia
The 9th International Morphological Processing
9th International Morphological Processing Conference will be held on
18 - 20 June 2015 in Potsdam, Germany. In addition to regular talks and
posters there will be three symposia on "The timing of
morphological processing", "Morphology in multilingual
language processing" and "Morphology in agreement
processing" as well as a pre-conference workshop on Eye tracking
paradigms for morphological processing (17 June 2015, sponsored by
conference welcomes experimental psycholinguistic and neuroscientific
work on morphological processing, including studies with healthy
adults, children and language-impaired populations.
note that the abstract submission deadline has been extended to 22
March 2015. Submission guidelines can be found at http://www.uni-potsdam.de/morphproc2015/
look forward to welcoming you to Potsdam!
Workshop on neuro- and
psycholinguistic approaches to the grammar-lexicon distinction 1.-3.
October 2015 at University of Copenhagen, Denmark
brings together psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, aphasiology and
linguistics to discuss the distinction between grammar and lexicon.
attention will be given to questions like the following:
-What are the
processing differences between production of grammatical and production
of lexical items? Are these differences similar to differences
pertaining to perception of grammatical and lexical items?
different brain areas involved in the processing of grammatical and
- Are agrammatic
symptoms better accounted for in terms of specific linguistic disorders
(e.g. the Derived Order Problem Hypothesis; Bastiaanse & van
Zonneveld, 2003) or in terms of pure processing deficits (e.g. Kolk
& Heeschen, 1992)?
- Are there
modality-specific processing differences between grammar and lexicon?
For example, are there processing differences found only in written
Bastiaanse, University Groningen
- Gesa Hartwigsen,
- Yury Shtyrov,
Alario, Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive, CNRS & Aix-Marseille
- David Caplan,
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
sending abstracts: May, 17th 2015 For more information and
The workshop is
organized by the research group ProGram at the University Copenhagen.
ProGram is dedicated to investigating the grammar-lexicon distinction
from neurolinguistic, psycholinguistic and aphasiological perspectives.
More information about ProGram can be found at: http://program.ku.dk/english/
Neural Bases of Speech
Production 2015: Friday, March 27th, 2015 (a satellite to the 2015 CNS
meeting in San Francisco)
On December 1st, 2013, our lab held a symposium titled
"Neural Bases of Speech Production", which was a satellite to
the 2013 meeting of the Acoustical Society of America meeting happening
in San Francisco. The website for this symposium is at http://speechneuro.ucsf.edu/events/asa-satellite-symposium-neural-bases-speech-production, which shows the wide range of topics we covered.
We had a lot of great conversations at the breaks during the symposium,
and many of us continued these discussions after the conference at
dinner in a nearby restaurant.
sum, the symposium was such a success that we all agreed it should
happen again soon. And so, in keeping with our aim to make this a new
tradition, we're going to have the symposium again in 2015, this time
as a satellite to the 2015 meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society
(CNS2015) in San Francisco!
main CNS2015 meeting begins on Saturday, March 28th, and so our
symposium will take place at UCSF the day before, on Friday, March
27th. The website for CNS2015 is http://www.cogneurosociety.org/annual-meeting/upcoming-meeting/.
have yet to decide on our presenters for the symposium, but if you are
interested in presenting, please let me know.
forward to seeing you all in San Francisco!
Speech Neuroscience Lab
of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
of California San Francisco
for the Neurobiology of Language