Monday, May 30, 2011

Université de Provence (Marseille, France) - 1 English Research Postdoc: Cognitive / Neurophysiology

The 5-year project LIPS examines the cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in lexical information processing, combining theoretical cognitive psychology with chronometric measures of performance and neurophysiological recordings (EEG, MEG and intra-cranial EEG in epileptic populations). The ideal candidates are highly motivated and creative individuals, capable of working independently and in groups. Previous experience with language processing research is welcome, but not a requirement. The working language is English. Individuals of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

The research will take place at the Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive" which is embedded in a rich neuroscientific environment, with active collaborations, both national and international. The LPC owns several high resolution EEG systems, has access to an MEG machine, and to a 3T fMRI scanner devoted to research only. The partner department is the INSERM research unit Epilepsy & Cognition at Timone Hospital, a leading laboratory in clinical and research approaches.

Postdoctoral position (2 to 4 years) in neurophysiological research
The person will be responsible for conceiving and designing neurophysiological studies (EEG, MEG and/or sEEG), conducting data analysis and leading the write-up of scientific work. The person will have access to the imaging facilities on site or at the nearby Timone Hospital, and to the clinical expertise of the collaborating research group lead by Catherine Liegeois-Chauvel.

REQUIREMENTS: well established expertise with one or more of these techniques and analysis methods, a solid background in cognitive neurophysiology, published articles in international scientic journals, excellent oral and written English skills. HELPFUL: knowledge of processing models for language or otherhigher cognitive functions, R/Matlab programming.

PhD Grant position (3 years) in psycholinguistic research. 
The person will be responsible for developing theoretical hypothesis pertaining to language production and control, and then conducting experimental tests with one of the techniques noted above, ultimately leading to the write-up of scientic work. Well motivated cross-disciplinary applications are welcome.

REQUIREMENTS: a Master's or equivalent degree, a well articulated motivation for studying the cognitive basis of language processing. HELPFUL: demonstrable skilled scientific writing abilities The positions are expected to start on Sept. 1st 2011 (negotiable). Salaries are commensurate with experience and include benets and health insurance. The host institution (CNRS) is the largest fundamental research organization in Europe, covering research in all elds of knowledge.

Inquiries can be addressed to 
To apply, please send a full CV, in electronic format.