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Latest postings September 10th, 2014:

- Ph.D. FELLOWSHIP: Department of Information Technologies and Communications, Barcelona
- SENIOR SCIENTIST POSITION: Philips Research in Eindhoven
- FACULTY POSITION: Assistant Professor in Developmental Neuroscience, Carnegie Mellon
- FACULTY POSITION: Neuroscience, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Further details below.

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Ph.D. FELLOWSHIP: Joint PhD fellowship on "Understanding the effect of evoked emotions in long-term memory" at the Department of Information Technologies and Communications DTIC-UPF

DESCRIPTION
Human visual perception emerges from complex information processing taking place in the brain. Nonetheless, since our perceptual experience arises with apparent ease, we are often unaware of such complexity. Vision is an active process in that detailed representations of our visual world are only built from actively scanning our eyes with a series of saccades and fixations. The process of actively scanning a visual scene while looking for something in a cluttered environment is known as visual search. The study of visual search processes by means of eye-tracking and EEG recordings not only offers a unique opportunity to gainfundamental insights into visual information processing in the human brain, but also opens new avenues to assess cognitive function and its relation to normal aging and age-related cognitive pathologies.

This successful applicant will study novel «cognitive signatures» derived from eye-tracking methods and EEG recordings, and will investigate the role of evoked-emotions in such signatures. The simultaneous acquisition of both eye-tracking and EEG recordings will allow the PhD candidate to investigate the effect of evoked emotions in long-term memory by linking brain activity with behavioral results. Throughout the project, music-evoked emotions will be considered. The opening is for a joint position from the Computational Neuroscience Group and the Music Technology Group at DTIC-UPF.

The PhD project will be closely related and supported by the funded research projects: TIN2013-40630-R, ComputVis <at> Cogn- Visual Search as a Hallmark of Cognitive Function: An Interdisciplinary Computational Approach.

Starting date: Fall 2014
Duration: 3 years

REQUIREMENTS
Students with a strong background in mathematics, computer science, or physical sciences are particularly encouraged to apply. The applicants must hold an MSc degree in Computer Science, Physics, Applied Math, Cognitive Science, Psychology or related discipline. Proficiency in both written and spoken English is required.

HOW TO APPLY?
Interested people should send a resume as well as an introduction letter to laura.dempere@upf.edu and rafael.ramirez <at> upf.edu

Deadline for applications is September 15th 2014. Interested candidates are welcome to contact laura.dempere <at> upf.edu and rafael.ramirez <at> upf.edu for further details.

MORE INFORMATION
http://www.upf.edu/dtic/
http://www.upf.edu/dtic_doctorate/phd_fellowships.html

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SENIOR SCIENTIST POSITION: Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The successful candidate in the role of Senior Scientist Perception and Cognition has/is:
* A Ph.D. degree + several years (5+) of work experience in this field;
* Research experience through own experimental and modeling work in the field of auditory perception and cognition revealed by high-quality publications;
* Strong experience with all aspects of behavioral research (setting up own experiments, knowledge of relevant experimental techniques and methods, statistical analysis of experimental data and modeling);
* Additional experience with visual perception, environmental psychology and digital signal processing is appreciated
* Experience in bridging basic behavioral research and real-world application needs
* Good social and communication skills
* Ability to work on more activities simultaneously and to set the right priorities independently
* Flexible attitude, creativity and commitment.

For more information on the vacancy and information about the application procedure go to the following url:
https://philips.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1652844&lang=en&sns_id=mailto

Please note that the deadline for applications is September 19, 2014

Feel free to contact me if you want to know more about this position

Prof. Dr. Armin Kohlrausch
Philips Group Innovation, Research
Behavior, Cognition & Perception
High Tech Campus 36 p050
5656AE Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Email: armin.kohlrausch <at> philips.com

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FACULTY OPENING: Carnegie Mellon University

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Developmental Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) at Carnegie Mellon University seek to fill a tenure-track faculty position in developmental neuroscience at the assistant professor level. The position is funded by a generous gift from Ronald J. and Mary Ann Zdrojkowski as a Career Development Chair to attract young researchers to further our understanding of how humans develop.

A successful candidate will be committed to high-quality teaching and should have a research background that includes core areas within cognitive neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, or social neuroscience, a strong grounding in theory, cutting-edge methods, and an interest in collaborations. We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in the neural basis of human learning, development, and plasticity. Carnegie Mellon is committed to an expansion of its faculty and facilities in the area of mind and brain research and is a highly supportive environment for scientists who seek to span multiple disciplines or employ multiple methodologies in their research. Facilities include a state-of-the-art MRI facility (http://www.sibr.cmu.edu), EEG, NIRS, and MEG systems, and large-scale, high-performance computing clusters.

The appointment will be joint between the Department of Psychology and the CNBC – an interdisciplinary and collaborative research and training center jointly administered across Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. The candidate will join a growing and highly interactive computational, cognitive, and neuroscience community. Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up packages in an attractive and highly livable urban environment.

Applications will begin to be reviewed on October 1, 2014. Applications, including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, copies of no more than 3 relevant papers, and the contact information for at least three individuals who have been asked to provide letters of reference should be submitted electronically – in PDF format – to the following email address: faculty-search@cnbc.cmu.edu. Applications should indicate citizenship and, for non-US citizens, current visa status. Only complete applications in PDF format will be considered.

Concurrent with the submission of their application, applicants should also arrange for at least three reference letters – in PDF format – to be sent directly to: faculty-search <at> cnbc.cmu.edu.

If you encounter technical problems, please write to: faculty-search <at> cnbc.cmu.edu.

Carnegie Mellon University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; we invite and encourage applications from women and minorities.

Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status, or genetic information. Furthermore, Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate and is required not to discriminate in violation of federal, state, or local laws or executive orders.

Inquiries concerning the application of and compliance with this statement should be directed to the vice president for campus affairs, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, telephone 412-268-2056.

We would be delighted to hear from candidates with auditory/speech/language interests. Please distribute to anyone who may be interested to apply. Feel free to direct inquiries to Lore Holt, loriholt <at> cmu.edu.

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FACULTY POSITION: Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas

The Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in neuroscience to begin August 2015. The applicant's specific research area within neuroscience is open. The ideal candidate would have a research program that includes computational modeling and/or advanced quantitative analysis of neurobiological data that can add to the department's existing neuroscience focus. Candidates whose research would overlap with established and emerging research programs in Las Vegas investigating neurodegenerative disorders or autism spectrum disorders would be a plus; however, all candidates with a strong neuroscience research background will be considered. The successful applicant would be expected to add to the department's growing neuroscience program by teaching graduate and undergraduate courses as well as mentoring student research. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field (postdoctoral experience preferred), and must have evidence of strong scholarly work and the potential for extramural funding.

Initial reviews will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Full details about the position, including instructions for the on-line application process, are posted at the departmental website, http://psychology.unlv.edu, and at UNLV's on-line applicant portal, https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. Materials should be addressed to Jefferson Kinney, Search Committee Chair, at the on-line application address. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch <at> unlv.edu. UNLV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity. The university and the department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and we strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

Joel S. Snyder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway- Mail Stop 5030
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5030
Telephone: (702) 895-4692
Fax: (702) 895-0195
Email: joel.snyder <at> unlv.edu
Faculty Page: http://psychology.unlv.edu/Snyder.htm
Lab Page: http://faculty.unlv.edu/jsnyder

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: Music and Health Research Collaboratory, University of Toronto

The Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC) in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with research teams at the University Health Network and at Mount Sinai Hospital. The UHN study will explore music with patients with Major Depressive Disorder. The Mount Sinai, Wasser Pain Management Centre study will use sound stimulation with Fibromyalgia patients.

Background: Both Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Fibromyalgia (with its common comorbidity of depression) can be understood as related to dysregulation of neural circuits. Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation (RSS) with sound induces or enhances brain activity at the rhythm of stimulation. RSS is hypothesized to have the potential to re-regulate the brain dysrhythmias associated with medical conditions.

In MDD music and sound may play a role in several ways. Frontal brain asymmetry has been identified in MDD and music has been shown to contribute positively to the establishment of symmetry. The cognitive effects of music with perceived positive valence can reduce depression. Thalamocortical Dysrhythmia identifies a dysregulation of alpha and theta bands (increasing power in lower frequencies) and with attendant gamma frequency effects. Sound stimulation at 10 -14Hz and 40Hz is a potential treatment.

Fibromyalgia is a complex condition without general agreement as to cause, mechanism or treatment. Recent studies here at the University of Toronto seem to support a neural basis including intra-brain connectivity deficits as well as circuit dysregulation. A pilot study used RSS through somatosensory means with 40Hz sound and found significant positive effects.

Start Date: Sept 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
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Lee Bartel, PhD
Professor and Associate Dean - Research
Acting Director of MaHRC
Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
lbartel <at> chass.utoronto.ca

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POSITIONS IN MUSIC COGNITION: Dresden University of Technology

At the Institute of Art and Music, the newly established Lab for Systematic Musicology/Music Cognition is looking for

1 Postdoc (E 13 TV-L) with 100% of the fulltime weekly hours and 3 PhD Students (E 13 TV-L) with each 50% of the fulltime weekly hours to begin at the earliest possible date. The positions are initially limited until 31 October 2017. The period of employment is governed by WissZeitVG/TzBfG.

Tasks: The successful candidates are expected to contribute to research work in the context of the chair. The positions will be associated with research projects in music theory, music and language, music psychology and computational modeling and involve music theoretical formalisation and modeling, planning and conducting empirical cognitive research (experimental or computational), data analysis and the preparation of publications. The positions also involve interaction and supervision of Bachelor and Master students. Candidates may pursue their own research projects, the possibility of further academic qualification is given.

Requirements: very good Doctoral resp. Master or diploma degrees in the fields of music cognition, systematic musicology, music theory, experimental psychology, computational cognitive science or related areas. We expect specialised knowledge in at least one of the fields of music psychology, cognitive computational modeling and/or music theory.
We require very good analytical skills, experience in planning and conducting empirical research, statistics and data analysis, programming, knowledge of common software packages. We expect very good command of English language as well as interest in international research trends and discourse in music cognition, as well as team spirit, the ability to work independently and in interdisciplinary collaboration. Further knowledge of linguistics, computer science, biology or other related areas as well as knowledge of sound technologies and sound processing is of advantage.

TU Dresden as "Excellence University" and the innovative Open Topic Professorships provide a framework of excellent capacities and research opportunities as well as rich opportunities for interdisciplinary and international collaborations in a versatile team environment.
Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Applications should include a letter of motivation, CV, list of publications, a brief synopsis of your own previous research and future plans, copies of degree certificates and two letters of recommendation (to be sent separately). The closing date is 19.09.2014 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies). Please send your applications preferably as a single PDF document to the secretary (doris.hiller@tu-dresden.de) (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data.) or by mail to TU Dresden, Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Kunst- und Musikwissenschaft, Professur für Systematische Musikwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Musikkognition, Herrn Prof. Dr. Martin Rohrmeier, 01062 Dresden.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS: Max Planck Institute, Frankfurt, Germay

The Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt, Germany, investigates the cognitive, affective, neuronal, and sociocultural foundations of aesthetic experience.

For the newly founded Department of Neuroscience we are seeking two post-doctoral research scientists
who will participate in the development and execution of neuroscientifically founded projects on aesthetics that link the Department of Neuroscience with the Department of Music and the Department of Language and Literature.

We are looking for neuroscientists (cognitive/systems neuroscience) or psychologists with a completed Ph.D. Applicants should provide evidence of excellent training and experience in their home discipline and discuss their interest in empirical aesthetics in general as well as outline potential projects.

The Max-Planck-Institute expects strong academic credentials, the ability to perform independent creative work, joy in taking on new challenges, the ability to work in a team, high social competence, and above average ability to handle pressure. Applicants must have excellent English skills and ideally some knowledge of German.

We offer an attractive urban environment in the vicinity oft the Unicampus Westend, a very good work environment, and an interesting and varied area of research. The positions are for a 5 year term. Salary is pursuant to German Entgeltgruppe 14 TVöD Bund, with commensurate benefits.

The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max-Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Applications should include a cover letter (that outlines the interest and projects in empirical aesthetics), CV, academic credentials, and names of three references. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2014. Materials should be sent to:

Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik
Personalstelle, Grüneburgweg 14, 60322 Frankfurt, Germany
or online to: job <at> aesthetics.mpg.de

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FACULTY POSITIONS:Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississuaga

1) Assistant Professor, Developmental Psychology, Tenure Track – Closing date: October 15, 2014

The Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the area of Developmental Psychology. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2015.

Applicants are expected to have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in developmental psychology. Special consideration will be given to candidates who complement current areas of strength in the department (cognition, social, perception, language, developmental psychopathology, personality, and biological aspects of development). The successful candidate will be part of the research cluster in Developmental Science in the Department of Psychology at UTM. There will be opportunities to collaborate with UTM psychologists in research clusters focused on Health, Adaptation and Well-being, Human Communication, and/or Genes, Environment, Nervous System and Behaviour, as well as with researchers on all three campuses of the University of Toronto.

For further details and to apply online, please visit http://uoft.me/academicopportunities job #1401332.

2) Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology, Tenure Track – Closing date: October 15, 2014

The Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the area of Cognitive Psychology. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2015.

Applicants are expected to have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in Perception and Cognition, with a preference for visual cognition. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose interests relate to communication. The successful candidate will be part of the research cluster in Human Communication in the Department of Psychology at UTM. There will be opportunities to collaborate with UTM psychologists in research clusters focused on Genes, Environment, Nervous System and Behaviour, Developmental Science, and/or Health, Adaptation and Well-being, as well as with researchers on all three campuses of the University of Toronto.

For further details and to apply online, please visit http://uoft.me/academicopportunities job #1401330.

The successful candidate will have received his or her Ph.D. by the start date of appointment or very shortly thereafter. He/she will be able to demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded program of research and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate students as well as graduate students enrolled in the tri-campus University of Toronto Psychology Graduate Program.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Information: All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the links above. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and copies of representative publications. If you have questions about this position, please contact rani.murugesan@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format:

1) Letter, CV, and research & teaching statements
2) Publications

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to rani.murugesan@utoronto.ca by the closing date, October 15, 2014.

For more information on the Department of Psychology, UTM please visit us at www.utm.utoronto.ca/psychology

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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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.

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Yale E. Cohen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Otorhinolaryngology:Head and Neck Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
3400 Spruce - 5 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA 19104

E-mail: ycohen@mail.med.upenn.edu
Phone: 215 898 7504
FAX: 215 898 9994
URL: http://www.med.upenn.edu/auditoryresearchlab/

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EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS: Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience (Leipzig University)

Six to ten month mobility fellowships in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience (ACN), beginning November 1st, 2014 (application deadline September 15, 2014)
Complete the online application form:http://uni-leipzig.de/~acn/index.php/apply

Description
The ERASMUS MUNDUS CAN student exchange network is recruiting graduate students and postdocs who work in the field of Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience to participate in transatlantic exchanges between the member universities and institutions.

Objective
Aim of the exchange network is to increase joint research activity between partner institutions in the EU and North America, increase student interest in the field of auditory cognitive neuroscience, and promote intercultural understanding through cooperation.

Eligibility
PhD students, postdocs and scientific staff members at all partner institutions are eligible to apply. Students are expected to conduct research with one of the exchange grant supervisors listed on the ‘Participating Scientists’ page or with another scientist at any member institution.

Checklist
A brief checklist about what to watch out for:
-          Every grantee must be working as a PhD or a postdoc at one of the participating institutions/universities.
-          Every grantee must be actively pursuing research in the field of Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience.
-          Every grantee has to have EU citizenship if he or she wants to travel to North America or North American citizenship if she or he wants to travel to the EU (Important: exchange across the Atlantic!)
-          The minimum period of exchange is six months.
-          The exchange related to the second call has to start between November 1, 2014, and December 31, 2015.
-          Only complete applications can be considered.

Online application information available here: http://uni-leipzig.de/~acn/index.php/apply
ACN Student Exchange Network

Institute of Biology
Leipzig University
Talstrasse 33
04103 Leipzig, Germany
Email: acn <at> uni-leipzig.de
Web: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~acn/


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 <dsoanes4 <at> uwo.ca>: (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 <dsoanes4 <at> uwo.ca>.  Broader questions about the fellowships may be sent to Dr. Melvyn Goodale <mgoodale <at> uwo.ca>, Director of the BMI.

The deadline for applications for the first round of competition is July 1, 2014.

http://www.uwo.ca/bmi/news/bmi_news/western_cognitive_neuroscience_postdoctoral_fellowships.html
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Dr Jessica Grahn
Brain and Mind Institute
Department of Psychology
Room 229, Natural Sciences Building
Western University
London, Ontario, N6A 5B7
jgrahn <at> uwo.ca
www.jessicagrahn.com

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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

Keywords: auditory cognitive neuroscience, cognitive hearing science, neurobiology of language.
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: ijohnsru <at>uwo.ca or ingrid.johnsrude<at>queensu.ca
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: ijohnsru <at>uwo.caor ingrid.johnsrude@queensu.ca

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Ph.D. SCHOLARSHIPS: Aix-Marseilles University, France

The PhD program in Integrative and Clinical Neuroscience at Aix-Marseilles University
(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: http://www.int.univ-amu.fr/Call-for-Applications-PhD

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:http://www.int.univ-amu.fr/IMG/pdf/List_of_research_projects.pdf

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BRAMS has a new postdoctoral position in auditory neuroscience (rhythm)

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Isabelle Peretz (www.brams.umontreal.ca/peretz) to work on a new project funded by the Natural Science and Engineering Research of Canada and entitled “Losing the beat: brain and behavioral basis of human rhythm”. Part of the work is done in collaboration with Caroline Palmer and Virginia Penhune.

Desirable qualifications include a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience (and related fields), solid computing and programming skills, knowledge of music and speech rhythm and experience with neuroimaging (EEG, fMRI). The position offers up to 2 years (renewable) of training and research opportunities. See www.fesp.umontreal.ca/en/home.html for more information.

Applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests and skills, and a list of 3 personal references, at their earliest convenience and no later than July 1st 2014.

Contact: Isabelle.Peretz <at> umontreal.ca

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NEW GRADUATE PROGRAM: M.Sc. in Sound and Music Computing, University of London

I am pleased to announce the launch of a new MSc programme in Sound and Music Computing run by the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary, University of London.

For further information and to apply visit http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/coursefinder/courses/129308.htm

Marcus
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Dr Marcus T Pearce
Lecturer in Sound and Music Processing
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5352
Web: http://webprojects.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/marcusp
Lab: http://music-cognition.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/

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PH.D. POSITIONS: Sound and Music Computing, University of Padova

The PhD Programme in Information Engineering at the University of Padova is opening new PhD positions. The Programme includes Sound and Music Computing among its research lines, with a focus on sound synthesis, 3D sound rendering, multimodal interaction.

A number of positions are funded from the University of Padova (the call for applications is expected to be published in July 2014). An additional limited amount of fellowships are reserved to foreign students through a dedicated call, which has just been published (deadline June 9): http://www.unipd.it/en/node/142

Courses will start on Nov. 1, 2014. Before this date eligible candidates must obtain the degree which entitles them to start a doctorate. For further information, please contact me by email (avanzini <at> dei.unipd.it).

Federico Avanzini, PhD
Sound and Music Computing Group
Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padova
Via Gradenigo 6/A, I-35131 Padova - ITALY
Skype: federico.avanzini
Tel:   +39 049 827 7582
Fax:   +39 049 827 7699
http://www.dei.unipd.it/~avanzini

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POSTDOC POSITIONS: Human communication, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

We are seeking two Postdoctoral Researchers to work in the group ‘Neural mechanisms of human communication’ at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI-CBS), in Leipzig, Germany.

The goal of the group is to investigate neural mechanisms of human communication by using several methods of systems neuroscience (fMRI, sMRI, MEG, TMS, tDCS, brainstem recordings, eye tracking). Experiments involve healthy controls, as well as subjects with selective communication deficits (i.e. developmental dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, developmental prosopagnosia and phonagnosia). An additional emphasis is placed on linking the experimental work to computational models.

The research is conducted at the MPI-CBS in Leipzig, Germany, an internationally leading centre for cognitive and imaging neuroscience equipped with a 7.0 T MRI scanner, several 3.0 T MRI scanners, a 306 channels MEG system, TMS, tDCS and several EEG systems. All facilities and data analysis are supported by experienced IT and physics staff.

The candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in neuroscience, medicine, psychology or a related field and should be able to demonstrate a consistently outstanding academic record including publications. The candidates are expected to be enthusiastic researchers with an interest in working on projects within the general framework of the group. The ideal candidates will have expertise in the acquisition and analysis of neuroscientific data. Applicants with no neuroscientific experience but with a strong background in psychophysics or computational modelling are also encouraged to apply.

Starting date for the position is flexible. The positions are initially for two years with possible extension. Salary is dependent on experience and based on MPI stipends or equivalent salary according to German public service regulations.

The following documents should be included in the application (in one PDF-file):
•       cover letter describing your personal qualifications and future research interests
•       curriculum vitae
•       contact details of two personal references

Applications with the subject heading ‘HC14PD’ should be sent via email to: personal <at> cbs.mpg.de. The deadline for application submission is May 20th 2014.

The MPI-CBS is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the advancement of individuals without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, or disability.

For more information about the group:
http://www.cbs.mpg.de/groups/misc/humcomm

Contact for informal enquiries about the posts:

Prof. Dr. Katharina von Kriegstein (kriegstein <at> cbs.mpg.de)
Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Stephanstrasse 1A
04103 Leipzig, Germany

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Lab Coordinator, Auditory Cognition and Development Lab, UNLV (Erin Hannon, Director)

The Auditory Cognition and Development Lab is currently seeking a Lab Coordinator who will oversee all aspects of research in the lab, such as participant recruitment, scheduling, running experiments with infants, children, and adults, and supervising research assistants. Our research examines how babies, small children, and adults come to understand complex, culture-specific sound structures such as music and speech.

Qualifications: Applicants must have basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets), strong organizational and communication skills, and be self-motivated. The following qualifications are preferred but not required: experience supervising others, working in a research lab, interacting with families and/or small children, sales experience, programming, Spanish language competence, and/or a background in Psychology or Music.

To Apply: Working in a lab is a great way to gain valuable work experience, build your vita for grad school, and learn about research! If you are interested, send a detailed resume/CV listing your qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three professional references. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until we hire someone. Send your application to erin.hannon <at> unlv.edu. For more information about the lab and the research, visit us at faculty.unlv.edu/ehannon/Home.html

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Director – Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) And Professor, Digital Humanities in Music

The Schulich School of Music is Canada’s largest and most renowned university-based music school, and is an international leader in music creation, performance, and research in music and sound. A Faculty of McGill University, one of the top research-intensive universities in the world, the Schulich School is also home to the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT).

CIRMMT is a multi-disciplinary research group that brings together researchers and students from McGill University (Faculties of Music, Arts, Science, Engineering, Education and Medicine), l’Université de Montréal (Facultés de musique et des arts & des sciences), l’Université de Sherbrooke (Faculté de génie) and other Universities and research facilities from Quebec and around the world.  It also includes industrial and research associates, visiting scholars and artists, and administrative and technical staff. CIRMMT actively seeks to bridge the gap between scientific/technological research and artistic practice and has recently updated its research axes to reflect its current research directions and to increase collaboration between its members. CIRMMT seeks to develop innovative approaches to the scientific study of music media and technology, to apply newer technologies in science and the creative arts, and to provide an advanced research training environment.

The Schulich School of Music invites applications for the position of Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology, for an initial 3-year term, renewable. The position will be a tenured or tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor specializing in the digital humanities in music, broadly defined to include musicology, music analysis, performance, pedagogy, or information science. Candidates with diverse perspectives on the intersection between computing and the humanities in music are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be nominated for a Canada Research Chair (SSHRC Tier I or II) in the Digital Humanities in Music.

We seek individuals with an international profile who will maintain a high level of professional activity in the field and are able to teach courses and supervise students in university programs up to the doctoral level. Applicants must have a passionate commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and a significant record of accomplishment in scientific- and/or humanities-based research related to sound and music, as well as a demonstrated ability to obtain research funding. The successful candidate will show strong leadership and have a proven track record as an effective resource manager, team builder, communicator, and administrator capable of leading a complex research enterprise. He or she will be familiar with multiple research paradigms (fine arts, humanities, science and technology) and will have experience with constructing and overseeing large research budgets. Fluency in French and English is an asset.

Reporting to the CIRMMT Board of Directors, the Director oversees all aspects of the Centre’s activities and is assisted by two Associate Directors with complementary profiles: scientific/technological and artistic. The new Director will work with the CIRMMT community to increase CIRMMT's visibility both locally and internationally and to stimulate and facilitate new research directions and collaborations, both among CIRMMT members and with external partners. The Director is responsible for assuring the sustainability and growth of the Centre by actively pursuing a wide range of funding sources, from research grants and contracts to partnerships with industry and the private sector.

Applicants are invited to submit the following using our on-line application form at http://fs25.formsite.com/SchulichSchoolofMusic/form15/index.html:
• a cover letter describing the candidate’s qualifications for the position
• a detailed curriculum vitae
• the names and contact information of three referees (Note: Consult the on-line application for submission instructions.)

Further inquiries may be addressed to: Prof. Sean Ferguson, Dean, Schulich School of Music / 514.398.4538  or dean.music <at> mcgill.ca

Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

http://www.cirmmt.org/
http://www.mcgill.ca/music/

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Postdoc and Research Faculty Positions at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Faculty (non-tenure-track) and Postdoc positions are available in the Laboratory for Language, Learning, and the Brain at the The Chinese University of Hong Kong (PI: Patrick Wong) and the Utrecht University-CUHK Joint Centre for Language, Mind and Brain.  We welcome individuals from any disciplines whose research addresses aspects of speech, hearing, language, and communication broadly defined. Candidates with experience in basic and clinical research across the lifespan are all encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in broad thinkers with good quantitative skills to join our team.  Candidates with experience in behavioral, neural, and genetic research will all be considered.  The anticipated start date is July 1 2014, but can be flexible.  The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranks among top 40 in the world according to QS World University Rankings.  Hong Kong offers a multitude of living possibilities. For inquiries, candidates should email CV to Patrick Wong (p.wong <at> cuhk.edu.hk).

Visit
http://brain.cuhk.edu.hk/ for more information about our work.
Review of applications will begin immediately.  Research faculty applicants need to apply formally through the University system; details can be found here: http://www.per.cuhk.edu.hk/jvadm/jv_for_new_site.asp?id=1314/029(737)/2

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Patrick C. M. WONG, Professor
Dept. of Linguistics and Modern Languages
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Room G03, Leung Kau Kui Building, Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong SAR, China

Email: p.wong <at> cuhk.edu.hk
Phone: +852 3943 7009
Web: http://brain.cuhk.edu.hk

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