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Research Professors & Research Associates permanent positions, BCBL, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain & Language, Spain

The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) offers Research Professors & Research Associates positions in three main broad areas or research: 

(1) Language, reading and developmental disorders: How language acquisition, comprehension, production, and reading take place in the human brain. Special attention will be paid to language disorders and the development of computerised tools for their early diagnosis and treatment.

(2) Multilingualism and second language learning: The cognitive and brain mechanisms of language acquisition and processing in a second language, taking into consideration the age of acquisition, proficiency and usage. Special attention will be paid to multilingualism within the school system and to the development of new educational technologies for second language learning.

(3) Neurodegeneration, brain damage and healthy aging: Language and Cognition: Early cognitive and brain markers related to language for neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer, Parkinson); neural plasticity and language functions through brain stimulation in the awake patient during surgical brain operations; developing of computerised diagnostic and training tools for aphasic patients and neurodegenerative diseases.

The Center promotes a rich research environment without substantial teaching obligations. It provides access to the most advanced behavioural and neuroimaging techniques, including 3 Tesla MRI, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab including an eyetracker, two eyetracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioural labs.  There are excellent technical support staff and research personnel (PhD and postdoctoral students). 

We are looking for cognitive neuroscientists or experimental psychologists with a background in psycholinguistics and/or neighbouring cognitive neuroscience areas, computational modellers, and physicists and/or engineers with fMRI/MEG expertise. 

These  permanent positions are for researchers willing to develop a long-term scientific career in the Basque Country. This call is open both to established researchers as Research Associates, with 8 to 12 years of postdoctoral experience; and senior leading researchers as Research Professors, with longer research experience. The applicants must have their PhD completed before January 2012.

Applications from women researchers are especially welcome. 

An acceptance letter Scientific Director of the host institution is mandatory.

To submit your application please follow this link.

Application deadline: 17 September 2020, at 13:00, CET

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