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Mon Mar 14 2011

Jobs: Comp Ling& Cognitive Sci: Post-bac Research Fellow, U of Maryland

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        1.     Colin Phillips , Computational Linguistics & Cognitive Science: Post-bac Research Fellows, University of Maryland, Usa,maryland: Post-bac Research Fellows, University of Maryland

Message 1: Computational Linguistics & Cognitive Science: Post-bac Research Fellows, University of Maryland, Usa,maryland: Post-bac Research Fellows, University of Maryland
Date: 12-Mar-2011
From: Colin Phillips <colinumd.edu>
Subject: Computational Linguistics & Cognitive Science: Post-bac Research Fellows, University of Maryland, Usa,maryland: Post-bac Research Fellows, University of Maryland
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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address: http://www.ling.umd.edu
Job Rank: Post-bac Research Fellows

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science


Description:

The Dept of Linguistics at the U of Maryland, is looking to fill up to
three full-time positions for post-baccalaureate researchers. Starting date
for all positions is Summer/Fall 2011. Salary is competitive, with benefits
included. The positions would be ideal for individuals with a BA degree who
are interested in gaining significant research experience in a very active
lab as preparation for a research career. Applicants must be US or Canadian
citizens or permanent residents, and should have completed a BA or BS
degree by the time of appointment. The ability to interact comfortably with
a wide variety of people (and machines) is a distinct advantage. Applicants
may request to be considered for all four positions. Best consideration
date for positions #1-#3 is April 21st.

Positions #1-#2: Baggett Research Fellowships

Baggett Fellowships are full-time positions. Fellows can pursue research in
linguistics, cognitive (neuro-)science of language, or computational
modeling. 1-2 positions are available for 2011-2012. Positions are for one
year and are not renewable. Contact person: Dr Naomi Feldman, nhfumd.edu.
Further details, including faculty mentor list, at:

http://www.ling.umd.edu/baggett

Position #3: Research Assistant in Psycholinguistics/Cognitive Neuroscience

This person will be involved in all aspects of studies of language
comprehension using behavioral and neuroscientific techniques, including
ERP and MEG brain recordings (training provided). The person will also
contribute to Maryland's IGERT training program in Language Science,
(languagescience.umd.edu). Previous experience in (psycho-)linguistics
preferred. 1 year initial appointment, possibility of extension. Contact
Colin Phillips at the email address below. Application requirements same as
for Baggett Fellowships.

Applicants for any of these positions should submit a cover letter
outlining relevant background and interests, including potential faculty
mentors, a current CV, and names and contact information for 3 potential
referees. Letters are not needed as part of the initial application.
Applicants should also send a writing sample. All application materials
should be submitted electronically. Positions #1-#2 - Naomi Feldman
(nhfumd.edu). Put 'Baggett Fellowship' in the subject line. Position #3 -
Colin Phillips (colinumd.edu). Put 'Research Assistantship' in the subject
line.

The Dept of Linguistics has shared facilities for testing of infants,
children and adults, 2 eye-tracking labs, an ERP lab and a whole-head MEG
facility. The department is part of a vibrant language science community
that numbers 200 faculty, researchers, and graduate students across 10
departments, and is affiliated with the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
Program and the new Maryland Neuroimaging Center.

Application Deadline: 21-Apr-2011

Email Address for Applications: nhfumd.edu
Contact Information:
Dr Colin Phillips
Email: colinumd.edu

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