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The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) has published the call for PhD Students 2016. The application period is from 13th to 27th September 2016 at 15:00h.

The call offers up to 6 PhD Student positions with regard to join the BCBL within the Severo Ochoa accreditation (SEV-2015-0490).

The conditions are the following:

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Tuition fees & predoctoral mobility: up to 6,250€

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The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) has published the call for PhD Students 2016. The application period is from 13th to 27th September 2016 at 15:00h.

The call offers up to 2 PhD Student positions each of them to join the following MINECO Research Funded Projects:

  1. PSI2015-65694- PREPROC – Predictive coding and predictive timing across modalities and cognitive domains – PI Dr. Molinaro
  2. Key words: Prediction, visual perception, auditory perception, word perception, magnetoencephalography

  3. PSI2015-67353 – READEAF- Brain mechanisms of reading in good deaf readers – PI Prof. Carreiras
  4. Key words: Reading, fMRI, MEG, deaf

Both offered positions comprise 4-year contracts as PhD students.

Individuals interested in these PhD positions should have:

  • a strong theoretical and methodological background in cognitive neuroscience or experimental psychology with a special focus on psycholinguistics and/or neighboring cognitive neuroscience areas.
  • a good level of written and spoken English.

For both positions, research experience in the domain of multilingualism and/or language comprehension, especially with neuroimaging techniques, will be an asset. Possession of a Master degree in the area of psycholinguistics or cognitive sciences (or any other related area) is highly recommended and will be positively valued.

For more information:

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RESEARCH FACULTY POSITION (Staff Scientist) 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) has an open research staff position (Staff Scientist) 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 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.

Deadline: September 30th, 2016.

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 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).

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POSTDOCTORAL 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 postdoctoral positions in three main broad areas or research:

(1)-Language, reading and developmental disorders: How language acquisition, comprehension, production, and reading take place in the human brain. Special attention will be paid to language disorders and the development of computerized tools for their early diagnosis and treatment.

(2)-Multilingualism and second language learning: The cognitive and brain mechanisms of language acquisition and processing in a second language, taking into consideration the age of acquisition, proficiency and usage. Special attention will be paid to multilingualism within the school system and to the development of new educational technologies for second language learning.

(3)- Neurodegeneration, brain damage and healthy aging: Language and Cognition: Early cognitive and brain markers related to language for neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer, Parkinson); neural plasticity and language functions through brain stimulation in the awake patient during surgical brain operations; developing of computerized diagnostic and training tools for aphasic patients and neurodegenerative diseases.

The Center (recently awarded the label of excellence Severo Ochoa) promotes a rich research environment without substantial 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). The positions have a term of appointment of 2 years with a possible renewal.

We are looking for cognitive neuroscientists or experimental psychologists with a background in psycholinguistics and/or neighboring cognitive neuroscience areas, computational modelers, and physicists and/or engineers with fMRI/MEG expertise.

Candidates should have a strong publication track record.

Deadline: September 30th, 2016.

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 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 information about the positions, please contact Manuel Carreiras (info@bcbl.eu).

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The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language – BCBL- (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) is offering a postdoctoral position focused on the MEG correlates of statistical learning and language processing, as part of ERC-funded research project (PI: Ram Frost).

The successful candidate will have a rigorous background in MEG data acquisition and analysis, have a high level of independence, and a strong publication record. The candidate should also be able to contribute to the broader research goals of the project which include computational, behavioural, and fMRI investigations of the neural basis of statistical learning and language learning conducted in collaboration with research groups at the Hebrew University and the University of Toronto.

Deadline: July 15th, 2016.

To submit your application please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls 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 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).

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Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science ls launched its annual call for attracting senior researchers to the Research Institutions in the Basque Country.

The 2016 call offers 10 permanent contract positions for experienced researchers within any of the Basque Research Institution (Universities, BERC – Basque Excellence Research Centres, CIC – Cooperative Research Centres, Biomedical institutions and Technology Corporations, among others).

Deadline: September 12th, 2016.

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