Dr. Judit Gervain and Thierry Nazzi (CNRS – Université Paris Descartes) have been awarded a research grant from the LABEX Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, to run an 18 months research program on “Processing of consonants and vowels in early development.” The project will be exploring the relative processing weight given to the two kinds of phonemes in newborn and young infants’ speech processing, using Near InfraRed Spectroscopy (NIRS).
This grant has created the opportunity to appoint one LABEX Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, CNRS/Université Paris Descartes, working under the joint supervision of Dr. Judit Gervain and Thierry Nazzi. The fellow will be working alongside leading academics in the Speech Team of the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception (CNRS-Université Paris Descartes; http://lpp.parisdescartes.cnrs.fr/research/speech-group/). While the initial experiments to be conducted are specified in the grant, the postdoc will be expected to realize its implementation, and then contribute new ideas and experiments to the research project.
Applicants will have a PhD in Experimental Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Physiology, Neuroscience or a related discipline. Ideally, they will have a background in one of the specialist cognitive neuroscience areas such as language, developmental psychology, experimental psychology, electrophysiology. A strong background in experimental methods and statistical analyses is required, and you should be willing to learn NIRS. Previous work with infants will be a plus. The working languages of the Paris unit are French and English; the language for testing will be mainly French.
The successful candidate will be expected to start in the fall 2017 (targeted date September 1st, and no later than January 1st 2018). The position is for 18 months. Salary will be in accordance with the French state regulated public service salary scale.
Applications should include:
- a CV
- a motivation letter describing previous work and research interests
- examples of publications (published or in progress)
- the names and contact details of 2 referees
Application materials should be sent electronically (pdf-format only) to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email your application by May 1st, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.