Duke University, Psychology and Neuroscience

Position ID:Duke-P&N-POSTDOC_BERGELSON [#13433]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708-0999, United States [map]
Subject Area: Cognitive Neuroscience
Appl Deadline:2019/06/30 (posted 2019/03/14, listed until 2019/06/30)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Cognitive Neuroscience of Word Learning with Sensory Impairment 

Bergelson Lab & Woldorff Lab, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University 

We are currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral position as part of a larger study on language development. In particular, this work will focus on the neural and cognitive underpinnings of word learning in infants who are blind, or who are deaf and have cochlear implants, alongside typically-developing infants. These studies will employ ERPs to look at the timing and brain activations involved in the processing of semantic and phonetic aspects of early words, as a function of age and sensory experience, thereby enhancing our understanding of the underlying mechanisms. Desirable candidates will have a background in language and/or cognitive research, expertise in ERP methods with a young child population, and strong programming and analysis skills. This co-mentored position offers excellent opportunities for gaining extensive expertise in developmental and cognitive psychology, language science, and cognitive neuroscience. 

For additional information, contact Dr. Bergelson at elika.bergelson@duke.edu or Dr. Woldorff at woldorff@duke.edu. To apply, please email a cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three potential references to: elika.bergelson@duke.edu, with the title "Bergelson/Woldorff Postdoc Applicant." Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis beginning April 15th; the preferred start date is early summer 2019. 

N.B. Members of the Woldorff lab and Bergelson lab will be at CNS and SRCD, and available to chat with prospective applicants.


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Further Info:
https://bergelsonlab.com/index.html http://www.woldorfflab.org/
email
(919) 660-5640
 
417 Chapel Drive
Box 90086
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0086

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