New postdoc opportunity at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language in San Sebastian, Spain

Funded Posdoctoral position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain)

Position: Postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience
Researcher Profile: R2 Recognised Researcher
Number of vacancies: 1
Project: ReadCalibration ERC Consolidator Grant
Location: Spain > San Sebastian
Research Field: Neuroscience > Cognition and Language
Type of contract/Duration of Contract : Temporary > 4 years
Job Status: Full-time
Hours per week: 35
Starting date: January 1st 2021
Application deadline: November 30th 2020

Information about the project: The main aim of the ReadCalibration ERC project is to explore the interplay between phonology and orthography in speech perception and production in various populations (children and adults; typically developing or with reading and/or hearing impairments; monolinguals and bilinguals).

Job description: The selected candidate will work in the context of the 5-year ERC project Phonemic representations in speech perception and production: Recalibration by reading acquisition (ReadCalibration). He/she will be developing studies exploring phonemic recalibration in populations suffering reading impairment.

PI and research group: Pr. Clara Martin, Speech & Bilingualism group.

Salary: 28.000€-30.000€ gross/year (depending on the experience of the candidate)

The corporative language at the Center is English but the national language will be an asset for this particular position
The center provides initial level Spanish and Basque lessons to all the international staff members
The interview will be conducted entirely in English

To submit your application, please follow this link: applying for “ERC Postdoc SB 2020” and attach the following documentation:

A curriculum vitae
A statement outlining research interests and motivation to apply for the position
Two letters of recommendation
Application process timetable:

Deadline for application: 30/11/2020
Evaluation by committee: 01/12/2020-10/12/2020
Interview period/phase: 10/12/2020-11/12/2020
Final candidate selection: 15/12/2020
Feedback to candidates: 15/12/2020-17/12/2020
Incorporation date: 01/01/2021
Contact details for enquiries:

Graduate program in the Cognitive Science of Language at McMaster University

Graduate program in the Cognitive Science of Language at McMaster University

The Cognitive Science of Language program at McMaster University is now welcoming applications at the MSc and PhD levels for the academic year 2021–2022. All applications received before or on January 31st, 2021, will be considered.

Based in the Department of Linguistics and Languages, the graduate program is interdisciplinary, including faculty from Humanities, Science, and Health Sciences. The program has a strong research orientation with expertise in cognitive science, corpus linguistics, neurolinguistics, phonetics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and theoretical linguistics. The program introduces students to the issues in those fields that form the nexus of, linguistics, cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience, and trains them in the research methods employed to study them. More information about the program can be found here, about the department here, and about the application procedure here. It is a good idea to get in touch with a potential thesis supervisor in advance. Supervisors can be found here.

Many of them are affiliated with the Centre for Advanced Research in Experimental and Applied Linguistics (ARiEAL) that lists their most recent research interests here.

For inquiries please contact Graduate Chair Dr Elisabet Service (

PhD openings in Hispanic Linguistics or Cognitive Psychology, University of Illinois Chicago

PhD openings in Hispanic Linguistics or Cognitive Psychology, University of Illinois Chicago

Professor Kara Morgan-Short at the University of Illinois Chicago is recruiting 1-2 new PhD students to study linguistic and cognitive aspects of second language acquisition using behavioral and/or event-related potential methods. Students will begin in Fall 2021. PhD students may be in either Hispanic Linguistics or Cognitive Psychology. The Hispanic Linguistics program also offers a MA degree. All programs offer teaching assistantships to students, which cover tuition and provide a 9-month stipend and benefits.

Interested students can learn more about the research conducted in Dr. Morgan-Short’s lab here

For more information on the programs in Hispanic Linguistics, see here.
For more information on the program in Cognitive Psychology, see here

Questions about the program may be directed to Dr. Morgan-Short at

Contacts & Contrasts 2020: Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural and Professional Contexts

Full Title: Contacts & Contrasts 2020: Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural and Professional Contexts
Short Title: C&C2020
Date: 19-Oct-2020 – 21-Oct-2020
Location: Konin, Poland
Contact Person: Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
Meeting Email:
Web Site

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2020

Meeting Description:
The Department of Research in Language and Communication of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the State University of Applied Sciences in Konin, Poland is pleased to announce that our rescheduled C&C2020 conference is held online and on site on 19-21 October, 2020.

The Conference is going to be held in two parallel systems:
1) on site presentations and sessions taking place at the conference venue in Jan A. P. Kaczmarek Conference Center on Popiełuszki Street No. 4 in Konin
2) online real-time presentations and sessions organized via video conferencing platform

Detailed arrangements concerning online and on site formats will be forwarded by 20 September, 2020.

Since our conference is organized both online and on site we kindly ask you to inform us before submitting your abstract whether you plan to travel to Konin and give your presentation on site or whether you prefer online only participation.
Information about your preferred participation format will be appreciated by 25 July, 2020 to the conference email address at

The following internationally-recognized experts on language, culture, and professional contexts have accepted our invitation:
– Professor Elisabet Arnó-Macià – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain
– Professor Stanisław Goźdź-Roszkowski – University of Lodz, Poland
– Professor Krzysztof Kredens – Aston University, Birmingham, UK
– Professor María Jesús Lorenzo-Modia – Universidade da Coruña, Spain
– Professor Mirosław Pawlak – State University of Applied Sciences in Konin,
Poland; Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
– Professor Piotr Pęzik – University of Lodz, Poland
– Professor Tomasz Płudowski – Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw, Poland

Conference website
E-mail address:

Call for Papers:
We invite abstracts of papers and theme sessions (in English or Polish) relevant, but not restricted to the proposed topics:
– Cognitive linguistics and culture – cross-linguistic and cross-cultural differences in metaphor, metonymy, and conceptualisation
– Cognitive linguistics and professional/specialized languages (theory, practice/education, translation), e.g. media, business, legal, humanities and social sciences, technology, etc.
– Professional languages and languages for specific purposes – their structures, styles, characteristics, e.g. phraseology, and resources, e.g. thesauri, terminology
– Professional contexts and society

All abstracts of papers and theme sessions should be submitted with your name and paper/theme session title in .pdf and .doc(x) formats directly to the conference email address at  Abstracts should be limited to 350 words of text and should include up to 5 keywords. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 September, 2020.

Refereed and accepted papers will be published in collective volumes by international publishers

PHD – University of Trento

Department: CIMEC (Center for Mind/Brain Sciences)
Web Address:
Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The Doctoral Program in Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento, Italy, accepts applications for 10 fully-funded PhD fellowships. CIMeC’s program is focused on cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, computer science, linguistics and cognitive neuropsychology.

Students actively participate in international research projects, seminars, and conferences based in CIMeC, which includes the Laboratories of Functional Neuroimaging (LNIF), Animal Cognition and Neuroscience (ACN Lab), the CIMeC Language, Interaction and Computation Lab (CLIC), the Experimental Psychology Laboratories (EPL), and the Neuropsychology Lab (NPL).

The length of the program is four years and its official language is English.

Salary starts at approximately €1.200/mo., plus a €4887 tax-free research/mobility budget.

Details on admissions:

Proposed 2020 PhD research topics:

PhD Application summary:

PhD Application link:

PhD Application Deadline: Thursday May 27, 2020, at 4pm (Italian time)


The research topics proposed by the Doctoral Program Committee for the 5 UNITN grants available this year are visible at, while the 5 topic-specific grants’ details can be found here:

Applications Deadline: 27-May-2020

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
Leah Mercanti

Post-doc position – University of Potsdam

Post-doc position in the SFB 1287 (Project B05) / Cognitive Science: Methods and Language Lab

The SFB–project B05 “Variability and its limits in the time course of language production processes” within the DFG funded project “SFB 1287 – Variability in language” at the University of Potsdam, Germany, is recruiting a Post-doctoral researcher for a full time position (40 hours per week), for a period of 11 months (starting date: 01.08.2020). The end of the contract is defined by the end of the funding period of the first phase of the SFB.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a background in psycholinguistics or experimental linguistics (Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Linguistics). The ideal candidate has expertise in the analysis of EEG data and excellent written communication skills in English. Programming skills (Python, Matlab) are a plus.

His/her tasks will include: Writing and editing of journal articles, statistical analyses of existing data, collection, pre-processing and statistical analyses of novel experimental data. The candidate will also become a member of the Research Group Cognitive Science: Methods and Language (CSML) led by A. Bürki.

Applications including CV, cover letter, PhD thesis or two published articles, two letters of recommendation to be sent by email to abre una pestaña nueva) by May 31st, 2020.

Contact for further questions and your application: Audrey Bürki
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PhD Program in Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind (Milán)

IUSS Pavia / San Raffaele University Milan, Italy (Italian) (English)

A call for *3 three-year fully funded PhD positions* is available for the PhD Program in *Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind* promoted by a consortium between the University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia and Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, and directed by Prof. Valentina Bambini.

*3 positions* are available in the following areas:
(a) Theoretical syntax and neurolinguistics;
(b) Cognitive and neurocognitive science;
(c) Philosophy.Research fields in the “Theoretical syntax and neurolinguistics” area:
– theoretical syntax
– syntax-semantics interface
– computational linguistics and processing complexity
– neurosyntax
– experimental pragmatics and neuropragmatics
– linguistic-communicative impairment

Detailed research fields are available here:

The PhD program aims at training qualified scholars in both theoretical reflection and experimental study. Research projects will be promoted both in traditional areas which evolve through connections with cognitive sciences (syntax, computational linguistics, experimental pragmatics, philosophy of mind and of cognitive science, epistemology, philosophy of mathematics, logic and language, ethical and social issues concerning studies on human cognition) and in new and emerging domains (machine learning, neurosyntax, neuropragmatics, social cognitive neuroscience, neuroeconomics, neuroethics). Young scholars will be trained both by consolidating and strengthening their competences in their original areas of study, and by offering them the required theoretical and experimental tools in the relevant subjects of cognitive sciences and neurosciences, linguistics, and philosophy. The general aim is to favor a multidisciplinary approach which will allow students to foster original and innovative research in their specific field.

Studentships amount to approx. 15.300€/year; monthly stipend is increased by 50% during study exchanges abroad, with additional mobility and research-related budget available from 2nd year.

The PhD program promotes mobility and internationalization, and additional inward and outward mobility funding can be made available via research projects at NEtS Center (

The PhD program issues a final joint certificate between San Raffaele Milan and IUSS Pavia.

complete description of the program, the official call and links to the submission system can be found at:

Deadline for application is: *May 25, 2020* (13:00 CET).

IUSS promotes freedom of research and teaching, is committed to integrity, impartiality and equal treatment to all members of its Community, and rejects all kinds of discrimination and harmful behavior, providing Trusted and Confidential Counselors to safely address any issue in academic life.

The School Statute, its Code Ethics and Conduct, and the Regulation for Doctoral Courses can be found here:

For administrative information:

Post Doc – University of Edinburgh

Department: Linguistics and English Language
Job Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Syntax; Typology

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is seeking to appoint a 1.0 FTE Postdoctoral Researcher for a fixed-term period of 36 months. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious researcher to join an ERC-funded project “Syntax shaped by cognition: transforming theories of syntactic systems through laboratory experiments” (Principal Investigator: Dr Jennifer Culbertson). This project aims to explore and formalize the cognitive forces that shape natural language syntax.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or Psychology or related disciplines with a proven track record in computational modelling of language or related cognitive processes. Additional experience conducting behavioural experiments is desirable but not required. The post will be based in the Centre for Language Evolution.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Jennifer Culbertson:

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

This full-time position is 35 hours a week, and is available from February 2020, however start date is negotiable.

Salary: £33, 797 – £40, 322

Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2020

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
Dr. Jennifer Culbertson
Phone: 07477129434

Bases biológicas de la ideología política

Laboratorio de Neurociencia
Charla abierta
Bases biológicas de la ideología política
18/12, 18.30h

El Laboratorio de Neurociencia invita a la charla abierta Bases biológicas de la ideología política, a cargo del Dr. Pedro Bekinschtein.

La biología empezó a meter su nariz en la política y se encontró con resultados sorprendentes e incómodos que nos pueden ayudar a conocer cómo piensan y eligen las sociedades. Se debatirán cuestiones como: ¿hay algo en nuestro hardware que nos predispone a reaccionar de forma tan diferente ante las mismas opciones? ¿Es posible que ciertos elementos de nuestras decisiones políticas estén escritos en nuestro ADN?

Pedro Bekinschtein es biólogo y doctor de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Actualmente, co-dirige el Laboratorio de Cognición Molecular en el Instituto de Neurociencia Cognitiva y Traslacional. Las líneas de investigación del laboratorio están destinadas a entender los mecanismos celulares y moleculares de la memoria y el olvido. También, se dedica a la divulgación y enseñanza de las ciencias. Es miembro de la asociación civil Expedición Ciencia, dedicada a promover el pensamiento científico y la enseñanza de las ciencias con la filosofía de que para aprender ciencia hay que poder ponerse en los zapatos del científico que vio por primera vez un fenómeno. Casi desde el inicio de publicación, escribe sobre ciencia en la revista Barcelona en la que parodia tanto la comunicación de la ciencia como a los científicos mismos. Fue columnista de neurociencia del programa de televisión Científicos Industria Argentina. Es columnista de neurociencia del programa La Liga de la Ciencia que se emite por la TV Pública argentina. Recientemente empezó a colaborar en diario Clarín y escribió 100% Cerebro, 100% Memoria y Neurociencia para (nunca) cambiar de opinión, tres libros sobre divulgación de las neurociencias.


Lugar: Campus Di Tella | Av. Figueroa Alcorta 7350, Ciudad de Buenos Aires.
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Informes: Martina Tokatlian