Predoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience, Speech & Bilingualism research group, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain & Language, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain


One predoctoral fellowship is offered to individuals with a background in cognitive neuroscience or psychology and with experience in research on language and speech perception and/or production. The selected candidate will work in the context of the 5-year ERC project Phonemic representations in speech perception and production: Recalibration by reading acquisition (ReadCalibration), supervised by Dr. Clara Martin, within the Speech & Bilingualism group at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL, San Sebastian, Spain;

The main aim of the ReadCalibration ERC project is to explore the interplay between phonology and orthography in speech perception and production in various populations (children and adults; typically developing or with Reading and/or hearing impairments; monolinguals and bilinguals).


The BCBL (Severo Ochoa Excellence label) promotes a rich research environment without substantial teaching obligations. It provides access to the most advanced behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, including 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma scanner, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab including an eye-tracker, two eye-tracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs. The BCBL hosts excellent support staff and research personnel. Details of BCBL faculty research interests and research facilities can be found at

Gross salary € 16.000.

Four-year contract with no teaching duties.

Selection process

To submit your application, please follow this link:, applying for “ERC Predoc S&B 2019” and upload before June 14th, 2019:

- A curriculum vitae (4 pages maximum)

- A statement outlining research interests and motivation to apply for the position (1 page maximum)

- Two letters of recommendation

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview.

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Inquiries about further project or contract details can be directed to

Application deadline: 14 June 2019

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