Junior Specialist – Ferreira and Henderson

Junior Specialist – Ferreira and Henderson

Open date: April 13th, 2021
Next review date: Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Dr. Fernanda Ferreira and Dr. John Henderson in the Department of Psychology at UC Davis seek to fill a full-time position at the Junior Specialist level starting Fall 2021. This position is for one year.

The successful candidate will work on studies investigating how adults generate descriptions of complex visual scenes and how attention is allocated during complex scene viewing. The primary methodology to be used is eye movement monitoring, together with behavioral measures such as reaction time. Analysis of digitized speech will also be required, including generating and correcting transcriptions, categorizing speech samples into linguistic categories, and performing linguistic analyses of the speech (e.g., identifying lexical frequencies, etc.). Some research will be done remotely but all eyetracking work will be conducted in the PI’s lab in Young Hall on the UC Davis campus and at the Center for Mind and Brain.

The successful candidate will have completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or a related field, and will have experience testing subjects on the eyetracker and processing eyetracking data. The principal investigator will provide additional training in eyetracking data processing as well as guidance in how to train others in these data collection and processing procedures remotely and in person. Responsibilities will include training of other lab assistants in eyetracking testing and data analysis, testing of eyetracking subjects, processing and analyzing data, collecting and reviewing journal articles, engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results, and contributing to the writing up of results for publication in scholarly journals and presentations at conferences. As appropriate, the individual would be a co-author on these presentations and publications.

Responsibilities will include:
Research (85%):

(a) Conducting research
• Oversee day-to-day running of the labs, including preparation and maintenance of IRB materials and ensuring compliance with those protocols, ordering supplies, scheduling of subjects, maintenance of lab calendars, and other miscellaneous organizational tasks
• Train students and staff on use of the eyetrackers, including testing of subjects, light maintenance of equipment (e.g., cleaning supplies, making sure PPE is available)
• Train team members in the labs on processing and preparation of eyetracking data, linguistic data, and behavioral data
• Testing participants on the eyetrackers
• Assistance with development of scripts and programs for running eyetracking and behavioral experiments
• Preprocessing of eyetracking data for statistical analysis
• Assessment of data quality to evaluate need for changes to testing protocols
• Transcription of speech samples
• Categorization of speech into linguistic categories, analysis of speech with respect to variables such as frequency and linguistic co-occurrence using standard tools for performing linguistic analyses of speech samples
• Parsing of scenes into meaningful objects and regions using off-the-shelf computational tools
• Maintenance of calendars and sign-up forms for organizing undergraduate assistants’ time and use of lab testing rooms and other facilities
• Maintenance of the labs’ websites

(b) Developing research materials
• Develop experimental stimuli and other research materials using Experimenter Builder and other software and programming environments. These duties involve creative and scholarly input which will have a direct impact on the experimental design—for example, making decisions about the features and counterbalancing of stimuli.
• Creating scene stimuli for use in eyetracking experiments.

(c) Activities Related to the Dissemination of Research
• Participate in weekly discussions of relevant literature, and conduct literature reviews relevant to the work being conducted.
• Attend live or remote conferences to present the results of the research.
• Conduct independent data analysis.
• Assist in preparation of annual and final reports for research grants.
• Contribute to the writing and preparation of manuscripts for publication.
• Contribute to the preparation of posters and talks for conference presentations.

(d) Preparation of public-facing reports and briefings
• Drafting and formatting accessible summaries of research findings for broader university and public audiences.

University and Public Service (15%):

(e) Undergraduate research assistant training and mentoring
• Train and mentor undergraduate students on subject testing, data coding, and data analysis protocols.
• Train and mentor undergraduate students on use of software such as Excel, Google sheets/slides/docs
• Assist in drafting social media communications describing published research studies and lab preprints designed to promote information about research findings and lab scientists to a broad audience, to be distributed over social media.

Position qualifications include:
Required: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or a related field.
Prior experience working with eyetrackers and eyetracking data. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Preferred: Familiarity with IRB protocols and IRBnet; experience with R, Python, and/or Matlab

Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest describing relevant skills, a resume/ curriculum vitae (CV), contact information for 2 or 3 references, and a statement on contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Visit here for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Questions: Please direct questions to . If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department at .

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see here.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here.

UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or a related field.
  • Prior experience working with eyetrackers and eyetracking data. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Preferred qualifications: Familiarity with IRB protocols and IRBnet; experience with R, Python, and/or Matlab
Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit here for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)
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3 year PhD studentship at University of Nottingham’s Hearing Sciences

Applications are invited for a fully funded 3 year PhD studentship based in the Scottish Section of the University of Nottingham’s Hearing Sciences department, located in Glasgow. Please could you please share this with any students that are relevant?

DEADLINE: 29th March

This PhD will investigate how people’s ability to make predictions when listening to speech relates to their physical behaviour in conversation. It will take typical lab based measures of prediction during speech listening (e.g., a visual world paradigm), explore ways of measuring predictive behaviour in conversation (such as anticipatory head turns or gaze to a new talker, smooth turn-taking etc), and investigate the link between the two. The student will study both normal hearing and hearing impaired participants in different acoustic environments. These experiments will be carried out in our specially equipped laboratory, in which several people can hold a conversation while their body and eye movements are tracked, and the student will be trained to use a range of relevant experimental techniques. This PhD falls within a larger research programme investigating prediction and hearing loss, with the ultimate aim of understanding the basis of social difficulty to develop hearing technology able to help.

Applicants should be a UK national and have an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Hearing Sciences or a related subject (relevant Master’s
degree will be an advantage). We are looking for a strong background in research methods (multi-method experience will be a bonus) as well as a
keen interest in speech and communication.

For further detail, check here

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the principal supervisor: Dr LaurenV Hadley ().

Programa de Actualización en Métodos Estadísticos Aplicados a la Investigación en Psicología

Programa de Actualización en Métodos Estadísticos Aplicados a la Investigación en Psicología.
Director: Roberto Muiños.

Docentes Responsables: Roberto Muiños y Jésica Formoso.
Docente Invitado: Juan Martín Gómez Penedo.

La inscripción a cada uno de los cursos de este Programa permanecerá abierta hasta el día previo a su inicio.

Consultas relativas a contenidos académicos: 
Otras consultas: 

Inicio de Actividades: marzo de 2021.
Fundamentación |  Objetivos | Plan de Estudio | Informes

Dirigido a: Graduados de carrera mayor de universidades argentinas o extranjeras.Carga Horaria Total: 128 (ciento veintiocho) horas, equivalentes a 8 (ocho) créditos académicos.

Consultas relativas a contenidos académicos: robertodmuinos@gmail.com
Otras consultas: programasdeactualizacion@psi.uba.ar

Secretaría de Posgrado de la Facultad de Psicología
Tucumán 3035, 3º piso.
Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Personalmente en el mencionado domicilio:
– Dirección Administrativa: lunes a viernes de 10 a 19 hs.

PhD positions in Psychology of Language – University of California, Santa Cruz

PhD Studentships in Language Sciences at the University of Reading

PhD Studentships in Language Sciences at the University of Reading

The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences at the University of Reading is inviting applicants for PhD studentships to work on topics within the Language, Development and Ageing Research Division. This research division conducts research in psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics, language development, bi-/multilingualism, and language disorders. We are looking for students interested in pursuing PhD projects along these broad themes. Successful applicants will have full access to facilities within the School, which include eye-tracking, TMS, EEG and MRI, and will become members of various labs and research centres across the School and university. This includes the Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics Lab and the Acquired Brain and Communication Disorders Lab within the School, and the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism and the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics across the university. A number of PhD studentships are currently available for study beginning in October 2018, as described below.

SeNNS Doctoral Training Partnership
The University of Reading is part of the ESRC funded SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership which awards studentships for either 3-year PhD study, or combined MSc/PhD study involving a 1-year MSc followed by 3-year PhD. These studentships are open to UK and EU residents on a fees + yearly stipend basis (for UK residents) or a fees only basis (for EU residents). The deadline for applications for these studentships is January 15th, 2018.

Magdalen Vernon Studentship
The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences also offers funding via the Magdalen Vernon Studentship. This year, one studentship will be available within the Language, Development and Ageing Research Division. This studentship is open to UK, EU and international students and covers fees at the UK/EU rate plus a yearly stipend. International students are welcome to apply but must be able to pay the difference between UK/EU and international fees. The application deadline for this studentship is December 13th, 2017.

University International Research Studentships
The University of Reading also offers studentships to international (non-UK/EU) students. This year, seven International Research Studentships will be available across the university. One award will be made on a fees + stipend basis, while six awards will be made on a fees-only basis. The deadline for applications for International Studentships is January 26th, 2018.Further information on all schemes is available via the university’s Graduate School Website. Interested applicants should contact the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences at pcls.pgr@reading.ac.uk to register their interest in applying. Interested applications should also contact potential supervisors at Reading (see staff list within the School here) to discuss their proposal and application.

Prof. Ludovica Serratrice
Director of the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism
University of Reading
School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences
Harry Pitt Building Reading RG6 7BE

Twitter @ludoserratrice
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Post-doc position in Psycholinguistics at Maryland

Post-doc position in Psycholinguistics at Maryland

Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Dr. Jared Novick of the University of Maryland (UMD) and Dr. Albert Kim of the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU) are seeking to hire a post-doctoral researcher to work on a collaborative initiative funded by the National Science Foundation entitled, Direct Impacts of Executive Functions on Language Comprehension: Evidence from Eye Movements and Electrophysiology. The project combines EEG and eye-tracking methods to provide a multi-modal characterization of the neurocognitive processes that serve language comprehension, focusing on how attention and cognitive control contribute to adult sentence processing.

The post-doctoral researcher is expected to take a lead role in designing and conducting experimental work and to participate fully in the intellectual life of both labs across institutions. The position will be based at Maryland but theoretical and methodological training will be provided by both PIs through frequent joint discussions, UMD-CU lab meetings, and travel to Boulder. The researcher is also expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary group of language scientists at Maryland (https://languagescience.umd.edu/) including faculty, post-docs, and students in Hearing and Speech Sciences, Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science and related disciplines, which forms a large and vibrant community. Both Maryland and Colorado house state-of-the-art facilities for conducting EEG and eye-tracking research, which will serve as a centerpiece to this position.

The start date is flexible, but no later than July 1, 2021. It is for an initial period of one year with potential extension for an additional two years. One does NOT have to be a U.S. Citizen to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, or a related field is required. Research experience within language processing is expected but not required. Familiarity with eye-tracking and/or EEG methods is advantageous but not required.

TO APPLY: Please complete an online application at https://ejobs.umd.edu (job position #118716). Required materials include a CV, cover letter, two (2) samples of written work, and the names and email addresses of three (3) reference providers, who will upload letters directly into the system. For best consideration, submit your application by December 1, 2020. For questions, contact Jared Novick via email at jnovick1@umd.edu.

Los desafíos de la lectura en el siglo XXI – ONLINE

HORARIO:  19 a 20.30hs.

Dirigido a docentes y profesionales, psicopedagogos, fonoaudiólogos, psicólogos y de otras disciplinas afines.

COORDINACIÓN: Dra. Edith Labos


5 de Agosto
Conciencia Fonológica y aprendizaje lector.
Dr.Víctor Feld

19 de Agosto
Un abordaje cognitivo de la comprensión lectora.
Dra. Valeria Abusamra

2 de Septiembre
La comprensión lectora en la escuela secundaria.
Dra. Valeria Abusamra

16 de Septiembre
Comprensión de texto digital.
Dra.  Débora Burín



Profesionales $2000
Docentes $1500
Estudiantes de carreras de grado  $1200
Socios SONEPSA con cuota al día $700

Se entregarán certificados.


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IV Congreso Internacional de Psicología y VII Congreso Nacional de Psicología “Ciencia y Profesión”

Organizado por la Secretaría de Ciencia y Técnica de la Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.

El mundo se encuentra en un particular contexto de emergencia sanitaria mundial debido a la pandemia COVID-19. Hemos decidido dar continuidad al espacio de encuentro y de comunicación de los avances en materia del desarrollo científico y profesional, con la innovadora edición Virtual del IV Congreso Internacional de Psicología y VII Congreso Nacional de Psicología “Ciencia y Profesión”, con la posibilidad de participar y disfrutar de las mejores conferencias internacionales y nacionales desde tu hogar.
Los ejes transversales que nos convocan en esta edición son, la Ley de Salud Mental y despatologización, Género y diversidad, y la Formación profesional en Psicología; entendiendo los actuales atravesamientos socio-culturales, científicos, políticos y contemporáneos que nos convocan a una actitud reflexiva y responsable, atenta al lugar social prominente que nuestra profesión ocupa en lo social, desde una perspectiva de transdisciplinar y pública; para garantizar, enriquecer y ampliar las metodologías, estrategias e intervenciones.
Los y las invitamos a ser parte de este gran evento.

12, 13 y 14 de Noviembre de 2020

Participa del IV Congreso Internacional de Psicología y VII Congreso Nacional de Psicología “Ciencia y Profesión” edición Virtual 2020, compartiendo tu trabajo y el de tu equipo. El Congreso ofrece diversas modalidades para comunicar, aprender y actualizar en materia de investigación, desarrollo científico y tecnológico, y prácticas profesionales, propiciando el intercambio entre colegas y con expertos/as.

En esta edición del Congreso han sido incorporadas las nuevas modalidades de presentación de trabajos de Workshop y Contenidos Interactivos, con el objetivo de fortalecer las prácticas y metodologías profesionales y científicas; y la vinculación con la comunidad y divulgación científica, respectivamente.

Fechas importantes:
Envío de resúmenes y trabajos completos del 1 de Junio al 31 de Julio de 2020.

Más información: http://psicologiacyp.congresos.unc.edu.ar

2020 Many Paths to Language (MPaL) Workshop

We happily announce:
–       The MPaL 2020 abstract submission deadline is now extended until July 1st.
–       The workshop will take place fully online (talks, posters, and more) on Oct 23rd–25th as scheduled.
Further information on the workshop is copied below.https://www.mpi.nl/events/many-paths-language-mpal

This 3-day workshop will focus on meaningful differences in the way children acquire language. We will explore (a) multiple sources of variation in early language development, including: children’s linguistic and cultural environments, their cognitive maturation, and the structural properties of the languages they are learning, alongside (b) the implications of this variation for the mechanisms that drive and support early language development, given the overall robustness of learning in the face of this variability.

We invite abstracts covering any issue relating to variation in early language development. We especially encourage submissions focused on understudied populations, cross-linguistic and/or cross-cultural comparisons, and non-normative language development.

Keynote speakers:
Gabriella Vigliocco – University College London
Andrea Ravignani – MPI for Psycholinguistics
David Barner – University of California, San Diego
Call for Abstracts
Abstracts for talks and posters should be no more than 4000-characters and can include up to two figures and/or tables. Submission details can be found at https://www.mpi.nl/page/mpal-abstract-submission

Abstract submission deadline: July 1st, 2020Questions? Please contact us at mpal@mpi.nl

The 2020 MPaL Organizing Committee
Marisa Casillas
Rana Abu-Zhaya
Caroline Rowland