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Mon Mar 24 2008

Jobs: Lang &/or Higher Cognitive Function: Group Leader/Faculty, SISSA

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        1.    Alessandro Treves, Language &/or Higher Cognitive Function: Group Leader & Faculty, SISSA, Trieste, Italy


Message 1: Language &/or Higher Cognitive Function: Group Leader & Faculty, SISSA, Trieste, Italy
Date: 23-Mar-2008
From: Alessandro Treves <alesissa.it>
Subject: Language &/or Higher Cognitive Function: Group Leader & Faculty, SISSA, Trieste, Italy
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University or Organization: SISSA
Department: Cognitive Neuroscience Sector
Job Location: Trieste, Italy
Web Address: http://www.sissa.it/cns/
Job Rank: Group Leader & Faculty

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Language &/or Higher Cognitive Function


Description:

The Cognitive Neuroscience Sector at SISSA seeks to recruit independent
group leaders.

The 3-year Plan approved by SISSA last Fall includes strengthening
cognitive neuroscience research and identifies as priorities:

- Behavioural Neuroscience, investigated through electrophysiology in awake
animals
- Cognitive Development and/or Learning
- Functional Imaging, in connection with the new fMRI-sharing agreement in
Udine
- Language and/or Higher Cognitive Function

The Sector aims to identify up to 3 suitable candidates already this
Spring, although the appointments and so the establishment of new research
groups may be scattered over the period 2008-10. The Sector is particularly
interested in reaching candidates with no previous history of collaboration
with SISSA. If selected, they will be offered positions at a level
commensurate with their qualifications, in the expectation that within 5
years they will succeed in obtaining tenure as Associate or Full
Professors. Candidates with whose work SISSA is familiar may be offered ad
hoc arrangements if selected, but they will first be assessed together with
the others.

SISSA is one of the three purely postgraduate and postdoctoral institutions
within the Italian university system. It operates in English and the Sector
is keen to enhance its international character and its intellectual
diversity. The Sector currently has 23 PhD students supported on SISSA
fellowships, almost half of whom are not Italians. Postdocs, however, are
normally supported by individual research funding. Faculty members are
required to teach limited PhD mini-courses, and to individually supervise
the research of students in their groups. Current faculty members are
Mathew Diamond, Jacques Mehler, Raffaella Rumiati, Tim Shallice and
Alessandro Treves, with visiting professors Evan Balaban, Luca Bonatti and
Marina Nespor. Further information about the Sector can be found on the
webpage listed above.

Those interested should write to Alessandro Treves, attaching their
curriculum vitae. Receipt of CVs will be acknowledged weekly.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: alessandrotrevesgmail.com
Contact Information:
Alessandro Treves
Email: alesissa.it
Phone: +39-040-3787623
Fax: +39-040-3787615



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