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Tue Oct 22 2019

Support: Cognitive Science; Eyetracking study: PhD, University of Macau

Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <>

Date: 19-Oct-2019
From: Edith Li <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Eyetracking study: PhD, University of Macau, Macau SAR
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Department: The Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Macau

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science
Eyetracking study


PhD Student Recruitment in Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of Macau
The Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the University of Macau is dedicated to enhancing interdisciplinary cognitive and brain sciences and translating discoveries into solutions for a healthy society. The Centre aims at becoming a leading research and education institution in cognition and brain sciences in the Guangdong-Hongkong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The vision of the Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences is a scientific and scholarly community that makes neuroscience greater than the sum of its parts by integrating various faculties and disciplines to accelerate breakthroughs and benefit society. With its world-class faculty members and state-of-the-art facilities, the Centre strives to advance knowledge in key areas of cognition and brain sciences through cutting edge research, maximizing opportunities for community stakeholders to increase the impact of interdisciplinary brain sciences.
The Applied Linguistics, Language, and Literacy lab, ran under the supervision of Prof. Barry Lee Reynolds, is looking to recruit a PhD student to work on a research project requiring the collection of eye-tracking data. The student will work with the PI and other PhD and Master students to execute the project. The project has three main directions of inquiry: incidental vocabulary acquisition, contextual richness, and written corrective feedback. We will use experimental methods involving eye-tracking to analyze adult participants’ processing of targeted words and other AOI/ROI in connection with more traditional offline data collection methods to gain insights into the means leading to incidental vocabulary acquisition and second language writing improvements.

- Undergraduate degree from world ranked (QS World University Ranking top 400/Times Higher Education top 400) or first rate Chinese university (Double First Class/985/211)
- Relevant Master Degree (e.g., Applied Linguistics, English Studies, Psychology, Linguistics, Psycholinguistics)
- Knowledge of Eye-tracking research design and procedures
- Knowledge of SPSS and proficiency in statistics / quantitative methods
- Excellent English academic writing and communication skills
- Good communication and team-work abilities
Additional Valuable Skills:
- Knowledge of NVivo
- Knowledge of Endnote
- Knowledge of E-Prime
- Knowledge of qualitative research methods
- Knowledge of R
- Recruit participants
- Design experimental stimulus
- Collect and analyze data
- Review literature
- Other related research duties
- Strong intellectual support from a strong and dedicated research team
- Monthly stipend
- Opportunities for applying for conference and research related travel allowance
- Opportunities to publish findings in indexed high-impact journals
- Learn state of the art techniques through training offered by the Centre

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, CV, English proficiency test score(s), academic transcripts, and an English writing sample to Prof. Barry Lee Reynolds

Additional information about the Applied Linguistics, Language, and Literacy Lab can be found at:

Additional information about graduate school enrollment at the University of Macau can be found at:

Applications Deadline: 28-Feb-2020

Web Address for Applications: http://

Contact Information:
        Professor Barry Reynolds

Page Updated: 22-Oct-2019