POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS: Sound perception, U. Pennsylvania (Yale Cohen)
We are seeking highly motivated post-doctoral fellows to participate in a research program that tests the neural bases of sound perception. This research will be conducted at the University of Philadelphia. The goals of these projects are to test the contribution of various regions of the auditory cortex and prefrontal cortex to sound perception in non-human primates.
Candidates should have a PhD. Those with an MD will be considered but only if the candidates have a strong scientific background. A strong candidate will have experience in systems and computational neuroscience; recording and analysis of single- and multi-unit activity and local-field potentials from awake, behaving animals (in particular non-human primates); experience in training animals on operant tasks; analysis of behavioral data and electrophysiological data; computational-analysis skills; and programming skills. We are interested in individuals who have a good personality and can interact well with other members of the laboratory.
The positions are funded through two new R01s and are available immediately. One of the grants is funded to Yale Cohen. The second is funded to both Yale Cohen and Yonatan Fishman.Salary will be based on experience and the NIH post-doctoral scale.
The University of Pennsylvania has an outstanding environment for neuroscience; in particular, systems and computational neuroscience. The environment is further enriched by the PIs’ ongoing collaborations with other members of the Penn Neuroscience community.
For more information or to apply, contact Yale Cohen (YaleECohen at gmail.com ) or Yon Fishman (yonatan.fishman at einstein.yu.edu). Interested applicants should send a CV; a brief statement of research interests; and names of 2-3 referees.
5 POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS: Brain and Mind Institute, Western University, Ontario
The Brain and Mind Institute (BMI) at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada has funding available for 5 new postdoctoral fellows. The BMI is recognized as one of the world’s leading research institutes in cognitive neuroscience and aims to understand how the brain allows us to perceive the world, makes sense of what we see and hear, remember the past and plan for the future, communicate our thoughts to others, choose goals, plan actions and carry those actions out. The BMI has access to state-of-the-art facilities for cognitive neuroscience research, including magnetic resonance imaging (with research-dedicated 3T and 7T MRI scanners for fMRI, DTI, MRS, etc.), neurophysiology, human electrophysiology (EEG, ERP, EMG), neurostimulation (TMS, tDCS), cluster computing, access to a diverse range of clinical populations, human behavioral and kinematic testing equipment, and a sleep lab.
Potential applicants should contact one or more prospective advisors at BMI to discuss possibilities. The postdoctoral salary will provide two years of salary split equally between BMI funding and grants from the advisor(s).
To apply please send the following to Denise Soanes <email@example.com>: (1) the postdoctoral candidate’s CV; (2) two reference letters (sent directly to Denise Soanes by the referees); (3) a statement from the proposed advisor(s) indicating a willingness to support the applicant and to provide matching funds toward the salary and the proposed starting date; (4) a one-page description of the proposed project; and (5) one short paragraph indicating how the applicant and/or project will advance research at the BMI (which may include helping new faculty launch their labs, bringing new methodological or analytic expertise to the BMI, facilitating new collaborations between labs at BMI and/or other groups on campus, and/or recruiting excellent candidates to work on innovative projects).
Questions about details of the application process should be sent to Denise Soanes <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Broader questions about the fellowships may be sent to Dr. Melvyn Goodale <email@example.com>, Director of the BMI.
The deadline for applications for the first round of competition is July 1, 2014.
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: Cognitive neuroscience of hearing and communication, Western University, Ontario
Brain and Mind Institute/School of Communication Sciences and Disorders/National Centre for Audiology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
Postdoctoral positions are available to study the cognitive neuroscience of hearing and communication with Ingrid Johnsrude, at the University of Western Ontario.
Successful applicants will use behavioural methods and/or fMRI and/or electrophysiological methods in young and/or older listeners to study how sound, particularly (but not exclusively) speech, is processed by the brain, and how processing is influenced by attention and prior knowledge. Specific projects depend largely upon the interests of the successful applicants.
Positions require a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g., psychology, hearing science, neuroscience, physiology, engineering, computer science, etc); excellent quantitative and computer skills, and effective oral and written communication skills.
Positions are in the Brain and Mind Institute at Western, which is a vibrant group including 27 PIs, 15 research associates, and 32 postdoctoral fellows. It is one of North America’s foremost cognitive neuroscience groups, with both 3T and 7T MRI systems, TMS, and cutting-edge facilities for other types of psychophysical, electrophysiological and cognitive assessment. Depending on applicant interest and project requirements, close collaboration with researchers in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and/or in the National Centre for Audiology, would be possible.
Positions are available from Sept 2014 (or after), with funding from the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Western University. Salary is competitive and will depend upon qualifications and experience. A range of benefits is available depending on length of appointment.
To apply, please send the following materials to Ingrid Johnsrude: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
1) A detailed curriculum vitae;
2) PDFs or hard copies of any publications that are not readily available on-line;
3) Two letters of reference, including one from the PhD advisor.
Deadline for applications is June 20, 2014, or until positions are filled. Please write to Ingrid if you would like more information.
Ingrid Johnsrude, PhD
University of Western Ontario
Department of Psychology and
School of Communication
Sciences & Disorders
London Ontario Canada N6A 3K7
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Ph.D. SCHOLARSHIPS: Aix-Marseilles University, France
The PhD program in Integrative and Clinical Neuroscience at
(http://www.int.univ-amu.fr/PhD-Program-in-Integrative-and) opens a call
for PhD scholarships for non-French MSc-level candidates.
Details of the call can be found here:
Two projects of potential interest to the list include
(#9) Cerebral bases of acquired and developmental phonagnosia, Pascal Belin
(#14) Evolution of brainstem and cortical auditory processing in young Cochlear Implant users, Daniele Shon
Details on all projects can be found here: