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LINGUIST List 24.3060

Sun Jul 28 2013

Jobs: Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics: Post Doc, University of Lisbon

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Jul-2013
From: Sonia Frota <sonia.frotamail.telepac.pt>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics: Post Doc, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
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University or Organization: University of Lisbon
Department: CLUL/FLUL (Phonetics Lab and Lisbon Baby Lab)
Job Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Web Address: http://www.fl.ul.pt//laboratoriofonetica/babylab/english/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics


Description:

Research Project Eyes and Brain – Early Markers of Language Development (EBELa)
Phonetics Lab and Lisbon Baby Lab, CLUL/FLUL, University of Lisbon
EXCL/MHC-LIN/0688/2012
1 Post Doc position
Full text of the Post Doc position announcement (BPD-EBELa_0688/2012_CLUL) can be found at the application URL below.

Grant Description and Goals:
Applications are invited from postdoctoral researchers with a background in language acquisition and neurosciences for a Postdoc position within the project Eyes and Brain – Early Markers of Language Development. This project will investigate early markers of language development in European Portuguese, following a multi-methodology approach to a set of potential early markers, using both eye-tracking and ERP measures (http://www.fl.ul.pt//laboratoriofonetica/babylab/english/projects.html).

The Postdoctoral fellow will work on early markers of language development in four linguistic domains (phonetic discrimination, word stress, intonation, word learning), especially on ERP measures of early language acquisition in normally developing infants and infants at risk for ASD and SLI.

The successful candidate will be expected to start September 15, 2013 and the post is initially available for one year. The grant can be renewed until the end of the EBELa Project (the expected maximum duration of the fellowship being 27 months), with renewal subject to performance appraisal.

Candidate Profile:
The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as neurolinguistics, language acquisition, psychology, or cognitive neuroscience, and a strong background in ERP research. Experience in speech perception research with ERP (data collection, processing and analysis) is essential, and previous experience in infant speech perception research is desirable. A background in statistics, applied mathematics, or informatics will be a plus. Knowledge of Portuguese is not required (but some knowledge of Portuguese or of another Romance language - e.g., Spanish, Italian, French - is an advantage). Proficiency in English is required.

Salary:
Salary will be in accordance with the Portuguese Science Foundation salary scale, specifically 1.495€ per month.

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates are invited to send a complete Curriculum Vita, a motivation letter, a copy of the personal identity document and of the PhD certificate to labfonfl.ul.pt and to sonia.frotamail.telepac.pt . The application closing date is August 6, 2013.

Application Deadline: 06-Aug-2013

Email Address for Applications: labfonfl.ul.pt
Web Address for Applications: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=37810
Contact Information:
Sonia Frota
Email: sonia.frotamail.telepac.pt

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