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LINGUIST List 23.1535

Tue Mar 27 2012

Jobs: Cognitive Science; General Ling: Post-Bac Researchers, U of Maryland

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Date: 26-Mar-2012
From: Andrea Zukowski <zukowskiumd.edu>
Subject: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics: Post-Bac Researchers, University of Maryland, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address: http://ling.umd.edu
Job Rank: Post-Bac Researchers

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics


Description:

The University of Maryland is looking to fill up to five full-time positions
for post-bac researchers. Starting date: Summer/Fall 2012. Salary
competitive, with benefits. The positions are ideal for graduates
interested in gaining research experience in a very active lab as
preparation for a research career. US or Canadian citizens or
permanent residents only; BA or BS required by 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 five positions. Positions are open until filled, but best
consideration date is April 20th.

Positions #1-#2: Baggett Research Fellowships

Baggett Fellowships are full-time positions. Fellows can pursue
research in linguistics, cognitive (neuro-)science, or computational
modeling of language. 1-2 positions are available for 2012-2013.
Positions are for 1 year and not renewable. Contact: Andrea Zukowski,
zukowskiumd.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 studies of language comprehension
using behavioral and electrophysiological techniques (training
provided). The person will also contribute to Maryland's IGERT training
program in Language Science, http://languagescience.umd.edu.
Previous research experience preferred. 1 year initial appointment,
possibility of extension. Contact: Colin Phillips, colinumd.edu.

Position #4: Research Assistant in Psycholinguistics/Cognitive
Neuroscience

This person will be involved in projects examining language
comprehension with behavioral and neurophysiological methods
including ERP, MEG, and fMRI (training provided). Previous experience
in linguistics and/or language processingis preferred; reasonable
comfort with basic programming and statistics is a significant plus. 1
year initial appointment with possibility of extension. Contact: Ellen Lau,
ellenlauumd.edu.

Position #5: MEG Laboratory Manager

This person will play a leading role in the operation of an MEG facility
managed by the Department of Linguistics but serving researchers
from many departments. The person will be trained as an expert user
and will guide other users, coordinate resources, and manage the
smooth daily operation of the lab. The person will also help to
coordinate the relocation of the lab to the new Maryland Neuroimaging
Center. Opportunities to participate in research projects and a range of
other intellectual activities in language and cognitive neuroscience.
Previous lab experience preferred. Prior experience with MEG is NOT
required. 1 year initial appointment, with the possibility of extension.
Contact: lab co-directors Colin Phillips (Linguistics, colinumd.edu) or
Jonathan Simon (Electrical Engineering, jzsimonumd.edu).

Applicants for any of the positions should submit a cover letter outlining
relevant background and interests, including potential faculty mentors;
current CV; writing sample; names and contact information for 3
referees. Letters are not needed for the initial application. All
application materials should be submitted electronically. Individuals may
submit one application and specify which positions they are interested
in.

The Department of Linguistics has facilities for testing of infants,
children and adults, 2 eye-tracking labs, ERP and MEG labs. The
department is part of a vibrant language science community of 200
researchers across 10 departments.

Application Deadline: 20-Apr-2012 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: zukowskiumd.edu
Contact Information:
Dr Andrea Zukowski
Email: zukowskiumd.edu

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