at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain)

  • Position: Postdoctoral
  • Researcher Profile: R2, Recognised Researcher (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent) / R3, Established Researcher (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)
  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Project: Open
  • Location:  Spain > Donostia-San Sebastian
  • Research Field: Psychology > Cognition and Language
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours per week: 35
  • Starting date: As soon as possible
  • Ending date: 31 December 2025                

Information about the position: One postdoctoral position is offered to individuals holding a PhD 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 BCBL.

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).

Job description: The successful candidate will work with the PI and potentially with other postdocs and PhD students in the Speech & Bilingualism Group. Our group studies speech and language perception and production, with a special focus on bilingualism and multilingualism. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program that complements the Group’s focus.

PI and research group: Prof. Clara Martin (



Required skills:

  • Knowledge of the relevant literature
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize relevant theoretical questions, and design appropriate experimental tests of these questions
  • Good knowledge of the field of cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, and/or (psycho)linguistics
  • Solid relevant programming and statistical ability
  • Strong written and spoken English

Desirable skills:

  • Methodological skills (e.g., knowledge of behavioral, pupillometry, eye-tracking, and/or EEG methods)
  • Technical skills related to the manipulation of auditory stimuli (e.g., Praat)
  • Knowledge of Spanish and/or Basque (or willingness to learn)



Salary: Gross salary € 28.000 - € 30.000  

Entitlements and other benefits:

Training opportunities and Career development plan:

Researchers at any stage of their career, regardless of their contractual situation, are given an opportunity for professional development and for improving their employability through access to a Personal Career Development Plan which includes

(1) Training through individually personalized research projects under senior supervision

(2) Exchanging knowledge with the scientific community and the general public

(3) Network-wide training in theory and methods

(4) Complementary training courses

(5) Involvement in proposal writing, task coordination

(6) Development of skills for the organization of training and scientific events



Language policy

  • The corporative language at the Center is English.
  • The center provides initial level Spanish and Basque lessons to all the international staff members.
  • The interview will be conducted entirely in English.



Submission of the application and documentation:

To submit your application, please follow this link:  applying for “Postdoc_SO_2023_SBGroup” and attach the following documentation:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement outlining research interests and motivation to apply for the position
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application process timetable:

1)     Deadline for application: November 27th

2)     Evaluation by committee: November 28 – December 2

3)     Interviews: December 12- 22

4)     Final decision: December 28

5)     Feedback to all applicants:  December 28

6)     Work contract start date: As soon as possible in 2023


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