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Postdoctoral Position in Neuroscience of Bilingualism, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Applications are invited for a full-time post-doctoral position in the Psychology of Language and Bilingualism Lab at the Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. The position is funded by the Polish National Science Centre grant Mechanisms of language control underlying bilingual speech production: fMRI investigation (PI: Dr. Zofia Wodniecka; the Co-Investigators are: Dr. Marcin Szwed (Jagiellonian) and Dr. Jakub Szewczyk (Jagiellonian and Donders Institute) and Dr. Michele Diaz (Penn State University, USA).

The project investigates neural bases of language production in bilinguals and its primary methodology is fMRI. The focus will be on Polish-English bilinguals; some knowledge of Polish will be an asset, but is not essential. Most importantly, we are looking for an innovative postdoctoral candidate with a strong background in cognitive neuroscience, computer science or related fields. The postdoctoral researcher will be employed on the basis of a full-time employment contract funded from the OPUS project funds. Duration of employment is up to 34 months, depending on start date and possibility of grant extension (contact PI for details).

Requirements: Candidates must have a Ph.D in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science or a related field, or they must have completed the Ph.D by the time of appointment. Other requirements include: prior experience in fMRI and sMRI data acquisition and analyses or a willingness to learn them quickly, and largely independently; publication record (including high quality dissertation, publications in peer-reviewed journals), research interests in neurobiology of cognitive functions, experience in planning and conducting experiments in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, fluency in English, and a documented ability to work well both independently and in a team. Prior experience in fMRI technique is strongly preferred. Strong statistical and programming skills (including knowledge of Unix commands) is a plus.

Applications should include: 1) a CV 2) a cover letter with a statement of research experience, interests and the motivation to contribute to the project; 3) a copy of the diploma or statement about the dissertation progress and a planned date of its completion (signed by the Ph.D. supervisor); 4) at least two letters of recommendation.

All applications should be sent to Dr. Zofia Wodniecka at titled: “OPUS14-fMRI-2021” by June 29th, 2021.

The start date: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Interviews with selected candidates will be held either in person or online. For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Zofia Wodniecka.

All the details on the application procedure can be found here (ENG version) and here (PL version)!