LINGUIST List 10.1367

Thu Sep 16 1999

Jobs: Psycho/Neurolinguistics, Ling and Internet

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  1. Michael Ullman, Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics
  2. Lauren Marcus, Linguistics and Internet Applications

Message 1: Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics

Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 13:23:41 -0500
From: Michael Ullman <>
Subject: Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics


We are seeking to hire one full-time Postdoctoral Fellow (or very highly
qualified non-PhD) to carry out psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic
research. The position is in the Brain and Language Lab at the Georgetown
Institute for Cognitive and Computational Sciences (GICCS) and the
Department of Neuroscience at Georgetown University. GICCS is dedicated to
understanding the relation between brain and cognition. It is composed of
a group of about fifteen researchers pursuing a variety of lines of
research in cognition, computation, and neuroscience.

At the Brain and Language lab we are interested in the neural,
computational, psychological, and developmental bases of language and
memory. In particular, our work attempts to elucidate the underpinnings of
lexicon and grammar, with a particular interest in issues of modularity,
neural localization, and domain-specificity/generality. We focus on the
study of morphology, syntax, and semantics, and the relationship of these
language components to the declarative and procedural memory systems.

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for carrying out (1)
Neurolinguistic studies of subjects with adult-onset brain damage (aphasia;
Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's disease; schizophrenia; and
other conditions) and those with developmental language disorders (Specific
Language Impairment, Williams syndrome, ADHD, and others); (2)
psycholinguistic studies of normal adults and children.

The candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in projects using
EEG/ERP (Electroencephalography/Event-Related Potentials), MEG
(Magnetoencephalography), and fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging).

The minimum requirements for the position are graduate training and/or
research experience in at least two of the following three areas:
psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics (research with cognitively impaired
patients or functional neuroimaging), and theoretical linguistics
(preferably syntax or morphology). She or he must be very comfortable with
computers. Programming abilities and a knowledge of statistics are a plus.
The position is for a minimum of two years, and possibly up to four.
Consideration of applicants will begin immediately, and will end when the
position is filled. Salary will be highly competitive. To apply, please
send Michael Ullman a resume (preferably by email) and arrange to have
three letters of recommendation sent to him (preferably by email).
Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Michael Ullman
Assistant Professor
Director, Brain and Language Laboratory
Georgetown Institute for Cognitive and Computational Sciences (GICCS)
and Department of Neuroscience
Research Building
3970 Reservoir Rd, NW
Georgetown University
Washington DC 20007
Tel: Office: 202-687-6064 Lab: 202-687-6896
Fax: 202-687-6914
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Message 2: Linguistics and Internet Applications

Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 15:02:38 -0400
From: Lauren Marcus <>
Subject: Linguistics and Internet Applications

Do Computers and Linguistics fascinate you? Work in lexical semantics
while building your knowledge of hardware and software. Qualified
applicants must demonstrate interest, via cousework or independent
reading, in both linguistics and network operating systems (Windows NT
or Linux). Our dynamic, rapidly-growing start-up develops advanced
language applications for the Internet. $30-60K depending on
experience, stock options, full benefits, plus training toward MCSE or
other title. Send resume and cover letter to
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