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Research Faculty 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 SENIOR 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 eyetracker, two eyetracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs. There are excellent technical support staff and research personnel (PhD and postdoctoral students). The senior positions are permanent appointments.

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 fMRI expertise. Individuals interested in undertaking research in the fields described in www.bcbl.eu (research) should apply through the Ikerbasque web page.

Deadline September 15th, 13:00 CET

Only researchers with a solid research track, senior level and international research experience are considered.

Support letter from the host institution is mandatory.

For more information, please contact the Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras (info@bcbl.eu).

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Research Faculty Position (Staff Scientist) and Postdoctoral Position 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) and a postdoctoral position 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 faculty 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. The postdoctoral position has a term of appointment of 2 years with a potential renewal.

Deadline September 30th

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/jobs, applying for BabyLab 2017 and upload:

1. Your curriculum vitae.
2. A cover letter/statement describing your research interests (4000 characters maximum).
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 the Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras (info@bcbl.eu).

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Postdoctoral position focusing on neurobiological correlates of statistical learning and language 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 – BCBL- (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) is offering a postdoctoral position focusing on neurobiological correlates of statistical learning and language, as part of ERC-funded research project (PI: Ram Frost). The research involves a combination of behavioral and functional brain imaging (MEG, fMRI) experiments in humans. This is an exciting opportunity to work on how the brain detects regularities in sensory input, and how this relates to first or second language learning. The project involves research groups at the BCBL, Hebrew University, and the University of Toronto.

The successful candidate will have a rigorous background in theory driven research, experimental designs, deep knowledge of fMRI and/or MEG data acquisition and analysis, a high level of independence, and a strong publication record.

Individuals interested in undertaking research in the fields described in www.bcbl.eu (research) should apply through the BCBL web page http://www.bcbl.eu/jobs (SL Postdoc 2017)

Deadline July 30th

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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Post-doctoral position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)

Applications are invited for a 2-year full-time post-doctoral position in cognitive neuroscience at the Basque Center on Brain Cognition and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastian (Spain). Applicants should have strong interests in consciousness and cognitive neurosciences coupled with strong computational skills in Python. The main project will use functional MRI to assess the neural correlates of the encoding/maintenance of semantic representations and the learning of new categories and statistical regularities across distinct states of attention and conscious awareness. Experience with state of the art machine learning classification approaches and toolboxes (e.g. PyMVPA, Nilearn, Scikit-learn) is a requirement. Additional expertise in dynamic functional connectivity analyses would be a plus.

The BCBL Center (recently awarded the label of excellence Severo Ochoa) promotes a vibrant 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 eyetracker, two eyetracking 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 http://ift.tt/21UUyx0. Informal inquiries about the post can be directed to David Soto, d.soto@bcbl.eu.

Selection of candidates and interviews will be ongoing until August 15st, 2017. Please submit your application as soon as possible.

To submit your application please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls, applying for “Postdoc fMRI 2017 Consciousness” and upload:

  1. Your curriculum vitae
  2. A covering letter outlining your research interests (4000 characters maximum)
  3. Two letters of recommendation

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PhD candidate position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)

 Applications are invited for a 4-year full-time PhD Studentship in cognitive neuroscience of language at the Basque Center on Brain Cognition and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastian (Spain) to investigate plasticity changes in brain language networks using MEG in patients that undergo brain surgery.

 Applicants should have a Masters degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, Computer science, Neuroscience, Engineering, Psychology, or neighbor areas, with a strong interest in the key areas of cognitive neuroscience that are relevant for the research, coupled with strong computational skills (e.g., Python, Matlab). Experience with state-of-the art neuroscience techniques (e.g., MEG, EEG, MRI) is highly desirable but not mandatory.

The BCBL research facilities include a 3T Siemens Prisma MRI, a whole-head Elekta MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab, and several well-equipped behavioral labs including eye trackers and a computing cluster. There is also an excellent team of technical support and research staff. Details of BCBL faculty research interests and research facilities can be found at http://www.bcbl.eu/

Deadline July 30th

 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/jobs applying for PhD MEG 2017 and upload:

1. Your curriculum vitae
2. A cover letter/statement describing your research interests (4000 characters maximum)
3. The names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of recommendation

 For more information, please contact the Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras (m.carreiras@bcbl.eu).

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