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LINGUIST List 23.4857

Wed Nov 21 2012

Jobs: Cog Sci; Neuroling; Psycholing: Post Doc, New York University - Abu Dhabi

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Nov-2012
From: Diogo Almeida <diogonyu.edu>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, New York University - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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University or Organization: NYU - Abu Dhabi
Job Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics


Description:

Applications are solicited for two post-doctoral positions in Psychology at New York University Abu Dhabi to conduct behavioral and MEG/EEG research on written and spoken language comprehension. The postdoctoral researchers will work directly with Dr. Diogo Almeida in Abu Dhabi as a part of the NYU Neuroscience of Language team, which includes Drs. Alec Marantz, Liina Pylkkanen and David Poeppel at NYU - New York.

The main responsibilities will be to implement research projects and to explore ways to leverage the unique participant populations of varied linguistic backgrounds in the UAE to study questions about linguistic knowledge and language processing.

The post-docs will have access to a state-of-the-art 200 channel MEG system equipped with a 32 electrode EEG recording system. Technical support to the MEG lab is provided. The lab is also equipped with behavioral testing facilities and a stand-alone EEG system.

Applicants should have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, or a related field, and demonstrated experience conducting language processing research. International applicants are encouraged, and experience in cross-linguistic work in Arabic or other Middle Eastern and East Asian languages is especially welcome. The ideal candidate will have experience with electrophysiology (MEG or EEG) and should be comfortable with, or ready to master, MATLAB-, and R-based analysis tools. The candidate must be highly motivated and creative, capable of working independently, and excited to build a dynamic, startup-like work environment.

The application should contain a statement of research interests, a CV, relevant manuscripts or publications, and 3 letters of reference. Please visit our website at the application URL below for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail Dr. Diogo Almeida at the application email address below.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will be for one year beginning in spring 2013, with possibility of multi-year renewal based on performance and productivity.

Salary and benefits: competitive salary and benefits, including relocation, housing, and education, are offered.

NYU Abu Dhabi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Deadline:

Email Address for Applications: diogonyu.edu
Web Address for Applications: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/about/careers/faculty-positions.html
Contact Information:
Dr. Diogo Almeida
Email: diogonyu.edu
Phone: +971 2 628 5040

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