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Jobs & Student Opportunities

Latest postings April 23, 2014:

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

Further details below.



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> 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:

Contact for informal enquiries about the posts:

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


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> For more information about the lab and the research, visit us at


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
• 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 <at>

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.


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>

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Review of applications will begin immediately.  Research faculty applicants need to apply formally through the University system; details can be found here:

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>
Phone: +852 3943 7009