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Fri May 2 2003

Jobs: Cognitive Science: Researchers, U/Maryland

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Message 1: Jobs: Cognitive Science: Researchers, University of Maryland, MD, USA

Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 23:34:03 +0000
From: colin <colinumd.edu>
Subject: Jobs: Cognitive Science: Researchers, University of Maryland, MD, USA

University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Linguistics
Rank of Job: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science, Language Disorders,
Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics


Description:

Two Research Assistant Positions

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Laboratory in the Department of
Linguistics, University of Maryland, College Park, is looking to fill
two full-time Research Assistant positions. Starting date for both
positions is negotiable, but June or July 2003 is preferred. Both
positions are for a one year initial appointment, with the possibility
of extension beyond that time. Salary is competitive, with benefits
included. Both positions would be ideal for a person with a BA or
higher degree who is interested in gaining significant research
experience in a very active lab.

Position #1: Language and Genetic Disorders. 

This person will play a central role in an NICHD-funded project on the
linguistic abilities of children with neurodevelopmental disorders,
with a focus on individuals with Williams Syndrome. The person will be
involved in designing, testing and analysis of studies on language
comprehension and production, involving children, teenagers, and
adults. Previous experience in linguistics and/or psycholinguistics is
preferred. Good interpersonal skills are a must. For more information,
contact Dr. Andrea Zukowski: zukowskiumd.edu, (301) 405-5388,
http://www.ling.umd.edu/zukowski.

Position #2: Cognitive Neuroscience of Language. 

This person will take a leading role in research projects on the
cognitive neuroscience of language, currently funded by NSF and by the
Human Frontiers Science Program. The person will be involved in all
aspects of the design, testing and analysis of studies of language
comprehension in adults, using behavioral and neuroscientific
techniques, especially ERP and MEG brain recordings (training
provided). The research spans the phonological, syntactic and semantic
levels. Previous experience in linguistics and/or psycholinguistics is
preferred. The ability to interact comfortably with a wide variety of
people (and machines) is a distinct advantage. For more information,
contact Dr. Colin Phillips, colinumd.edu, (301) 405-3082,
http://www.ling.umd.edu/colin.

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Laboratory is a well-integrated
community of over 40 faculty, students and research staff, engaged in
research on a wide variety of areas of language, ranging from
acoustics to semantics, in children and adults, normal and disordered
populations, and covering around 10 languages. The lab has facilities
for behavioral testing of children and adults, two eye-tracking labs,
a high- density ERP lab and a whole-head MEG facility. The lab is
affiliated with the Departments of Linguistics and Biology, and with
the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program.
http://www.ling.umd.edu/cnl.

To apply, please contact Dr. Phillips or Dr. Zukowski by email.

Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Colin Phillips or Andrea Zukowski
	Email: colinumd.edu or zukowskiumd.edu
	Tel: 301-405-3082
	Website: http://www.ling.umd.edu

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