full-time post-doctoral research position in the Language and Comparative Cognition Group (LCC; http://lcc.upf.edu/), led by Juan Manuel Toro at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona).

Applications are invited for a full-time post-doctoral research position in the Language and Comparative Cognition Group (LCC; http://lcc.upf.edu/), led by Juan Manuel Toro at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). The position is covered by a European Research Council Starting Grant (project number 312519).


The project studies the processing of acoustic regularities in the context of language acquisition. The project includes a variety of experiments with both human adults and infants, using both behavioural and electrophysiological experimental techniques, as well as studies with nonhuman animals. Different sets of experiments will try to characterize linguistic constraints operating at the mature level, map the cues humans and other animals use to extract relevant information from the signal, and understand the role experience with different stimuli plays in shaping how processing resources are directed towards target information.

The Center for Brain and Cognition (http://cbc.upf.edu/) is a research center offering a rich interdisciplinary study environment. It consists of several research groups that include Principal Investigators, Postdocs and PhD students working on a wide array of issues in current Cognitive Neurosciences.

Candidate requirements:
We look for a person with solid experience leading research on Speech Processing or Infant Cognition. Involvement in some organizational and management aspects is expected. The candidate must (1) have solid demonstrable experience (i.e., publications) in the field of Developmental and/or Cognitive Neuroscience, (2) strong background in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, infancy behavioural procedures and/or psycholinguistics and (3) scientific motivation about early mechanisms of cognitive and language development.

Conditions:
We offer onsite laboratory facilities (http://lnucc.upf.edu) and a highly interdisciplinary and active research environment at the Center for Brain and Cognition (with four ongoing ERC grants). The position will be funded and renewable on yearly basis.

Starting date: September 2016

Applications should include:
- a C.V. including a list of publications
- the names of two referees who would willing to write letters of recommendation
- a short cover letter describing research interests

For informal enquiries about the position and applications, please contact lcc@upf.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.