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The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) has published the call for PhD Students 2017. The application period is from 3rd to 18th October 2017 at 15:00h.

The call offers up to 4 PhD Student positions with regard to join the BCBL within the Severo Ochoa accreditation (SEV-2015-0490).

The thesis projects/positions will be included in the following research lines:

  1. Corresponding to “LINE 1-Language, reading and developmental disorders” 1 position under the supervision of Dr. Nicola Molinaro
  2. Corresponding to 2LINE 3- Neurodegeneration, brain damage and in healthy aging: Language and Cognition” 3 positions under the supervision of Prof. Carreiras, Prof. Soto and Dr. Hernández.

For more information:

  1. BCBL website
  2. MINECO website
  3. Official call text
  4. Contact point at the BCBL (for registration, submission and doubts): Ana Fernández, a.fernandez@bcbl.eu.
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    The Spanish Ministry offers PhD Student position to join the following MINECO Research Funded Projects.

    The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) has published the call for PhD Students 2017. The application period is from 3rd to 18th October 2017 at 15:00h.

    The call offers up to 1 PhD Student position to join the following MINECO Research Funded Projects:
    PSI2016-76443-P- METAWARE – Brain mechanisms for human working memory and metacognition across different states of awareness– PI Prof. David Soto, d.soto@bcbl.eu.

    Key words: Consciousness, visual awareness, non-conscious processes, metacognition, working memory, selective attention.

    The offered position comprises a 4-year contract as PhD students.
    Individuals interested in the PhD position should have:

    1. a strong theoretical and methodological background in cognitive neuroscience or experimental psychology.
    2. a strong level of written and spoken English.
    3. strong computational skills (preferably in Python).

    Research experience with neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, M/EEG) will be an asset. Possession of a Master degree in Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience or any other related area is highly recommended and will be positively valued.

    For more information:

    1. BCBL website
    2. MINECO website
    3. Official call text
    4. Contact point at the BCBL (for registration, submission and doubts): Ana Fernández, a.fernandez@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)

      The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (BCBL; San Sebastián, Spain) offers a 2-year full-time post-doctoral position in cognitive neuroscience, with a possible renewal of 2 years. The research project will be on speech sound perception and reading acquisition. The post-doctoral fellow will have to implement phoneme perception behavioral tasks for young children and adults, and to perform mainly acoustic analyses. Applicants should have strong theoretical knowledge on phonetics and phonology and experience with acoustic measures. Additional expertise on language development and reading acquisition would be a plus.

      The BCBL 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 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 http://www.bcbl.eu/groups. Informal inquiries about the post can be directed to Clara Martin, c.martin@bcbl.eu.

      Selection of candidates and interviews will be ongoing until November 1st, 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 Speech&Reading 2017” and upload::

      1. Curriculum vitae
      2. A statement outlining research interests (4000 characters maximum)
      3. The names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of recommendation

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      Funded 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 at the Basque Center on Brain Cognition and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastian (Spain) to study the development of metacognition in connection with executive and language control processes in the human brain. Applicants should have an honours and a Masters degree in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computer science, or Neuroscience and have 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 neuroscientific techniques (e.g., MRI) is highly desirable as well as to demonstrate an ability to work with pediatric and adult samples. Both excellent communication skills and command of the Spanish language is a requirement. The student will receive a stipend of 16.000 € during the first 2 years and 18.000 € during the last 2 years. Despite the fact that the position is for 4 years, it is expected that the elected candidate will apply for predoctoral grants from national and local funding agencies.

      The BCBL research facilities include a 3T Siemens Prisma MRI, a whole-head 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 are also excellent technical support team and research staff. Details of BCBL faculty research interests and research facilities can be found at http://ift.tt/21UUyx0.

      Interested candidates should submit their application for “PhD 2017 – Neurodevelopmental basis of metacognition” by going to www.bcbl.eu/calls and upload:

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

      Deadline September 30th

      For more information, please contact Kepa Paz-Alonso, p.pazalonso@bcbl.eu and David Soto,d.soto@bcbl.eu.

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      “La Caixa” Foundation is launching a postdoctoral fellowships programme.

      There are people who, thanks to their hard work and dedication, are destined to achieve great things in life. People like you that place all your talent at the service of others every day and are a great inspiration to society.

      Now, so that you can reach your full potential and acquire the training that will position you as a leader, the ”la Caixa” Foundation Junior Leader fellowships programme has been created.

      30 postdoctoral fellowships at Universities and Research Centres of Spain:

      • Junior Leader Incoming: 20 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities that must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the last 3 years to conduct a research project at accredited centres with the Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu distinction of excellence.
      • Junior Leader Retaining: 10 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities that must have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the last 3 years to carry out research at any university or research centre in Spain.

      BCBL – Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language is a “Severo Ochoa” Centre dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in research, training and knowledge transfer within the area of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language and is a potential Host Institution for this call.

      For further information: www.juniorleaderlacaixa.org

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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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