LINGUIST List 31.1221

Wed Apr 01 2020

Jobs: American Sign Language; Neurolinguistics: Post Doc, University of California San Diego

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 31-Mar-2020
From: Rachel Mayberry <>
Subject: American Sign Language; Neurolinguistics: Post Doc, University of California San Diego, USA
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University or Organization: University of California San Diego
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Post-doctoral researcher

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Neurolinguistics; fMRI, Language Processing

Required Language(s): American Sign Language (ase)


University of California San Diego
Post-doctoral Researcher

Seeking Post-Doctoral Researcher to Investigate the Neural Correlates of Language Processing and Language Development
Multimodal Language Development Lab, Department of Linguistics, UC San Diego

We are seeking a full-time post-doctoral researcher to study the neural correlates of brain language processing and language acquisition in congenitally deaf adults and adolescents. The researcher will be housed in the MLD Lab ( under the direction of Dr. Rachel Mayberry, in collaboration with Dr. Eric Halgren of the Center for Brain Activity Mapping ( This NIH funded project combines psycholinguistic and neuroimaging paradigms (fMRI, DTI, and anatomical analyses) to investigate the effects of early and delayed language acquisition on the brain language system using American Sign Language. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal to begin in April or May 2020, circumstances permitting.

Required Qualifications:

- Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, Linguistics or related field
- Experience collecting, processing, and analyzing neuroimaging data
- Strong statistical skills
- Excellent programming skills (e.g. Python, MATLAB)
- Experience designing experiments
- Strong publication record
- Excellent interpersonal skills

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience with MRI, DTI, and possibility VBM or SBA
- A broad understanding of the brain language system and language acquisition
- Experience testing and interacting with humans subjects, including children
- Knowledge of American Sign Language or a willingness to learn

How to apply:

Interested applicants should email their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, and contact information for 2-3 references to Marla Hatrak (application email below).

For questions, please contact Dr. Rachel Mayberry (

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof Rachel Mayberry

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