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LINGUIST List 19.2918

Thu Sep 25 2008

Jobs: English & Neurolinguistics: Post Doc, UK Medical Research Council

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        1.    William Marslen-Wilson, English & Neurolinguistics: Post Doc, UK Medical Research Council, Cambridge, UK

Message 1: English & Neurolinguistics: Post Doc, UK Medical Research Council, Cambridge, UK
Date: 25-Sep-2008
From: William Marslen-Wilson <w.marslen-wilsonmrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk>
Subject: English & Neurolinguistics: Post Doc, UK Medical Research Council, Cambridge, UK
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University or Organization: UK Medical Research Council
Department: Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Job Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Neurolinguistics; Neurocognition of Language and NLP

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Ref CBSU08/347

Applications are invited for a three year post-doctoral position, based at
the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, to conduct neuro-imaging
research into the dynamic neural systems underlying human language
comprehension, working in an interdisciplinary cross-linguistic research
environment, with access to state-of-the art MEG (306-channel
Elekta/Neuromag VectorView) and MRI (Siemens Trio 3T) imaging facilities.

This position is funded by an interdisciplinary EPSRC (UK) grant to
Lorraine Tyler (Centre for Speech Language and Brain, Cambridge), William
Marslen-Wilson (MRC-CBSU), Anna Korhonen (Computing Lab, Cambridge) and
Paula Buttery (Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics), which
aims to integrate research in cognitive neuroscience, experimental
psycholinguistics and Natural Language Processing (NLP). Modern advances in
NLP provide much more realistic analyses of the statistical properties of
language use. The aim of the project is to integrate these analyses with
neuro-imaging investigations of how brain systems respond to variations in
the statistical properties of linguistic inputs at different levels of
description (morphological, syntactic, semantic).

You should have doctoral training in neuro-imaging with a strong interest
in studying the neuro-cognition of language, and a willingness to take on
the challenge of systematically relating the statistical properties of
linguistic inputs to the statistical properties of the dynamic neural
response to these inputs.

The starting salary will be in the range of £25,368 - £31,048 per annum,
depending upon qualifications and experience. This is supported by a
flexible pay and reward policy, and optional MRC final salary Pension
Scheme. We offer 30 days annual leave entitlement. On site parking is

For informal discussion, contact William Marslen-Wilson, CBSU Director, by
email provided below. Further information on the unit can be found on our

Applications for this role must now be made online (see application URL
below). Please ensure that you upload a current CV and covering letter
with your application. If you do not have internet access or experience
technical difficulties please call 01793 301158.

Application Deadline: 10-Oct-2008

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.mrc.ac.uk
Contact Information:
William Marslen-Wilson
Email: w.marslen-wilsonmrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

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