Post-doctoral position in Cognitive Neuroscience
Applications are invited for a full-time post-doctoral research position in the Speech Acquisition and
Perception Group (SAP), led by Núria Sebastián Gallés, at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). The
position is covered by a European Research Council Advanced grant on Mechanisms of cognitive control
and language learning (project number 323961).
The project will explore the relationship between mechanisms of attention and cognitive control, and
language acquisition, approaching the issue through two different strategies. First, we will analyse how
possessing better mechanisms of attention and cognitive control contributes to tuning the language
processing system to the environmental language(s). The second approach takes the opposite
perspective, exploring how specific language exposure (namely, bilingualism) sculpts mechanisms of
cognitive control. The project will focus on the way the phoneme inventory and the early vocabulary of the
native language are put into place.
We seek candidates working in Cognitive Neuroscience, preferably Developmental Cognitive
Neuroscience, with strong programming skills (advanced scientific programming in Matlab and Python)
and experience in EEG - experimentation and analysis (Fourier, wavelet time-frequency analysis for power
spectrum, functional and effective connectivity analyses). The successful candidate will develop a
vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies. The
candidate will have access to state-of-the-art facilities.
We offer onsite laboratory facilities (http://lnucc.upf.edu) and a highly interdisciplinary and active research
environment at the Center for Brain and Cognition (with four ongoing ERC grants).The position will be
funded and renewable on yearly basis for up to three years.
Starting date: January 2015
Gross Salary: up to 33,000 Eur/Year
How to apply
Applications should include:
- a C.V. including a list of publications
- the names of two referees who would willing to write letters of recommendation
- a short cover letter describing research interests
Information about the research group: www.sap.upf.edu and about the research center: http://cbc.upf.edu/
For informal enquiries about the position and applications, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications
will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please, mention that you are applying to the POSTDOCTORAL position in the email subject