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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

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 (http://www.ikerbasque.net/).

Deadline September the 13th 2018 at 13:00, CET

Only researchers with a solid research track, senior level and international research experience are considered. Applications from women are especially welcomed.

The applicants must have their PhD completed before 01/01/2010.

The acceptance letter of the host institution is mandatory.

Candidates can only apply to one of the annual Ikerbasque calls, Research Professors or Research Fellows.

 For more information, please contact the Director of BCBL, 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 neurocomputational basis of language learning and statistical learning, as part of ERC-funded research project (PI: Ram Frost).

 The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers studying the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying statistical learning and language learning from behavioural, EEG, MEG, and computational perspectives.  Work undertaken related to this position will contribute to integrating these different perspectives in an explicit neurocomputational framework.  

 Candidates with prior training in the computational modeling of psychological and neural processes are encouraged to apply; candidates with prior training in neural network (connectionist / parallel distributed processing) are particularly encouraged to apply.  Applicants able to demonstrate such computational expertise will be considered from the cognitive sciences, broadly construed, including psychology, computational linguistics, computational neuroscience, computer science, machine learning, and cognitive science.  

 In addition to strong computational skills, the successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of independence, and a strong publication record.  As part of a broader ERC-funded statistical learning research program, the candidate will also have the opportunity to interact with and (if desired) complete research stays at related research groups at the BCBL, the Hebrew University, and the University of Toronto, so as to better integrate the computational models with related behavioural and neural data.  

 Deadline: September 30th, 2018.

 To submit your application please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls, applying for Computational Postdoc 2018 and upload:

  1. A curriculum vitae.
  2. A cover letter/statement describing your research interests (4000 characters max).
  3. Two reference letters submitted directly by the referees through the outline system.

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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The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language – BCBL- (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) is offering a postdoctoral position focused on SIGNAL PROCESSING ENGINEER, as part of an ERC funded research project OsciLang (PI: Manuel Carreiras).

 The goal of OsciLang is to provide an affordable, lightweight, wearable brain-computer-interface neurofeedback system that can facilitate the detection and treatment of language disorders such as dyslexia and specific language impairment (SLI).  This tool will (a) diagnose/measure and (b) improve/rehabilitate an individual’s ability to synchronize their brain’s activity with changes in a speech signal. 

 The successful candidate will join this challenging project . Work undertaken related to this position will be focused on the development the code to refine and optimize the software, test the system and create the prototype.  

 Candidates with prior training in the engineering, IT with expertise in signal processing and neural processes are encouraged to apply;.  Applicants able to demonstrate such computational expertise will be considered from the cognitive sciences, broadly construed, including psychology, computational linguistics, computational neuroscience, computer science, machine learning, and cognitive science.  

 In addition to strong computational skills, the successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of independence, and a strong publication record.  As part of a broader ERC-funded bilingualism and literacy research program, the candidate will also have the opportunity to interact with and (if desired) complete research stays at related research groups at the BCBL.  

 Deadline: November 30th, 2018.

 To submit your application please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls, applying for Signal Processing Engineer 2018 and upload:

  1. A curriculum vitae.
  2. A cover letter/statement describing your research interests (4000 characters max).
  3. Two reference letters submitted directly by the referees through the outline system.

For more information about the specifics of the position, please contact Prof. Manuel Carreiras (info@bcbl.eu).

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