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Sat Feb 23 2008

Jobs: Cognitive Science: Post-bac Research Fellows, U of Maryland

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        1.    Colin Phillips, Cognitive Science: Post-bac Research Fellows, U of Maryland, College Park, USA


Message 1: Cognitive Science: Post-bac Research Fellows, U of Maryland, College Park, USA
Date: 21-Feb-2008
From: Colin Phillips <colinumd.edu>
Subject: Cognitive Science: Post-bac Research Fellows, U of Maryland, College Park, USA
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University or Organization: U 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; Linguistics


Description:

Multiple Research Assistant/Fellowship Positions

The Dept of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, is looking to fill
up to three full-time positions for post-baccalaureate researchers.
Starting date for all positions is summer/fall 2008. 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 citizens or permanent residents. Previous experience in linguistics is
required, and relevant research experience is preferred.

Applicants may request to be considered for all positions. Review of
applications for all positions will begin immediately and continue until
the positions are filled. For best consideration, apply by March 14th.

Position #1: Research Assistant in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

This person will take a leading role in research projects on the cognitive
neuroscience of language. The person will be involved in all aspects of the
design, testing and analysis of studies of language comprehension in
adults, using behavioral and neuroscientific techniques, including ERP and
MEG brain recordings (training provided). The person will also play a key
role in the management of an active lab group. Previous experience in
linguistics and/or psycholinguistics is preferred. The ability to interact
comfortably with a wide variety of people (and machines) is a distinct
advantage. The position is for a one year initial appointment, with the
possibility of extension beyond that time. For more information contact Dr
Colin Phillips, colinumd.edu.

Positions #2-#3: Baggett Research Fellowships 2008-2009

One-year Baggett Fellowships are full-time positions intended for
individuals with a BA or BS degree who are interested in gaining research
experience in an active interdisciplinary environment before pursuing
graduate study. One or two fellowship positions are available for the
2008-2009 year.

Applicants for all positions should submit a cover letter (outlining
relevant background and interests, including potential faculty mentors), a
current CV, and the names and contact information for 3 potential referees
(letters are not needed as part of the initial application), and a writing
sample. Fuller details at http://www.ling.umd.edu/baggett. All application
materials should be submitted electronically to Dr Jeff Lidz
(jlidzumd.edu). NOTE: Put 'Baggett Fellowship' in the subject line.
Prospective fellows should feel free to send a preliminary letter of
interest to Dr Lidz or Dr Phillips. Prospective fellows who are currently
applying to MA and PhD programs should indicate this in their application,
and should inform us if they accept an offer from a graduate program and
wish to withdraw their application.

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab is a well-integrated community
of over 40 faculty, students and research staff, engaged in research on a
wide variety of areas of language, ranging from acoustics to semantics, in
children and adults, normal and disordered populations, and covering around
10 languages. The lab has facilities for behavioral testing of children and
adults, two eye-tracking labs, a high-density ERP lab and a whole-head MEG
facility. The lab is affiliated with the Departments of Linguistics and
Biology, and with the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program.

The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunities
Title IX employer.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: jlidzumd.edu
Contact Information:
Jeffrey Lidz
Email: jlidzumd.edu



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