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GROUP LEADER 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) offers permanent research positions for Group Leaders 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 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).

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.

  • The applicants must have their PhD completed before January 2011.
  • Only researchers with a solid research track and international research experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated intellectual independence and scientific madurity are also required.
  • Applications from women are especially welcomed.

 An acceptance letter from the Scientific Director of the host institution is mandatory.

To submit your application please follow this link: www.ikerbasque.net

 Deadline: September the 17th 2019 at 13:00, CET.

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

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Postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience – ERC project – Speech & Bilingualism research group

 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 Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL, San Sebastian, Spain; https://www.bcbl.eu/).

 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).

 ADDITIONAL INFO

Benefits

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 https://www.bcbl.eu/research/.

 Gross salary € 28.000  

Two-year contract with possibilities of extension (an additional 2 years).

Selection process

To submit your application, please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls, applying for “ERC Postdoc S&B 2019” and upload before June 30th, 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.

Additional comments

Inquiries about further project or contract details can be directed to hr@bcbl.eu.

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Predoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience – ERC project – Speech & Bilingualism research group

 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; https://www.bcbl.eu/).

 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).

 ADDITIONAL INFO

Benefits

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 https://www.bcbl.eu/research/.

 Gross salary € 16.000.

 Four-year contract with no teaching duties.

Selection process

To submit your application, please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls, applying for “ERC Predoc S&B 2019” and upload before June 30th, 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.

Additional comments

Inquiries about further project or contract details can be directed to hr@bcbl.eu