Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position on the research
project Categories and gradience in intonation: Evidence from
linguistics and neurobiology, funded by the Economic and Social Research
Council (RES-061-25-0347), with a limit of tenure of 21 months.
The successful candidate will be expected to design, develop, execute,
and analyse a set of fMRI and behavioural experiments investigating the
neuro-biological underpinnings of intonation. As a member of the project
research team, s/he will also assist with the presentation of findings
at conferences, in papers, and on the project web site, and with the
organisation of a workshop. In addition, the post holder may be asked to
contribute to the teaching of graduate courses and the supervision of
MPhil work at the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Cognitive
Psychology, Neuroscience or a closely related area, with a
specialisation in the neurocognition of speech processing. Research
experience in the neurocognition of intonation is desirable but not
necessary, although the candidate must have a strong interest in this
area of research. S/he must also have expertise in two or more of the
following: fMRI, MEG, ERPs, psycholinguistic behavioural techniques,
statistics. A background in phonetics and/or phonology will be
considered advantageous, as will excellent skills in experimental
design, statistics, a strong publication record, and previous success at
Further particulars may be obtained from the website of the Research
Centre for English and Applied Linguistics at
http://www.rceal.cam.ac.uk/. Informal enquiries should be directed to
the Principal Investigator on the project, Dr Brechtje Post
([log in to unmask]; +44 1223 767395 / 764952). Completed applications
should include: a PD18 form (available at
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/pd18/); a cover letter; a
detailed curriculum vitae; the applicant's research interests; a list of
publications; and the names and addresses of two referees who are
familiar with the applicant's work in the relevant field. Applications
should be sent to the Administrator, Research Centre for English and
Applied Linguistics, English Faculty Building, 9 West Road, Cambridge
CB3 9DP, UK (email [log in to unmask]). Applicants are requested to ask
their referees to write directly to this address by the closing date.
Closing date: Friday 18 September 2009 at 12 noon. Interviews are
planned to take place of Friday, 2 October. Shortlisted candidates will
be asked to give a short presentation prior to the interview.
Salary scale: £27,783.00 - £35,469.00 per annum.
Limit of tenure: 21 months full-time.
Preferred start date: 1 January 2010
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