[Comp-neuro] PhD Position on the Brain, Language and Multilingualism

Narly Golestani Narly.Golestani at unige.ch
Mon Jul 6 22:31:51 CEST 2020

With the launch of a new ‘NCCR Evolving Language’ (http://www.snf.ch/SiteCollectionDocuments/nfs/Faktenblatt_NCCR_evolvinglanguage_en.pdf), which involves nearly 40 different research groups from a large variety of disciplines across Switzerland, we seek to fill a PhD position for a four-year project, starting in September or October 2020.

Our goal is to make progress in understanding language giftedness from cognitive, psychological and neural perspectives. To this end, we plan to carry out a set of studies involving acquisition of both behavioral measures of cognitive and language-related abilities (e.g. auditory/perceptual abilities, phonemic perception and production, inductive learning, working memory etc) and of brain imaging measures (fMRI and sMRI). The project will be supervised by Narly Golestani (University of Geneva) and Raphael Berthele (University of Fribourg), and will be done in collaboration with a postdoctoral fellow. Data will be collected with Francophone (mono- and multilingual) subjects.

Applicants should hold have a background in cognitive neuroscience or psychology, with solid experience in brain functional neuroimaging (ideally fMRI), behavioral testing and strong statistics skills. Command of the French and English languages is essential. Given hiring restrictions due to Covid19, priority will be given to European applicants, at least for now.

The NCCR places great emphasis on gender diversity and we particularly encourage women to apply.

Applicants may send a pdf file including a cover letter, a CV, names and contact information of 3 references as well as any other relevant documents to Narly.Golestani at unige.ch<mailto:Narly.Golestani at unige.ch> and Raphael.berthele at unifr.ch<mailto:Raphael.berthele at unifr.ch>.
Deadline for application: July 22nd 2020

Brain and Language Lab
Department of Psychology
Campus Biotech
9 Chemin des Mines,
1202 Genève
+41 22 379 53 52
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