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Postdoctoral position, neuroscience of opera training 
Employer: University of British Columbia
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Deadline: Ongoing

Professors Lara Boyd, Rachel Weber, and Janet Werker, together with Nancy Hermiston are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with an interest in the cognitive neuroscience of learning to lead an exciting interdisciplinary project examining the impact of opera training on brain and cognitive functioning. An interest in music would be an asset.

The ideal candidate will have completed a PhD in neuroscience or a related field, with expertise in either (or both) MRI/fMRI and EEG analysis (ERP, time-frequency). Preference will be given to candidates with strong scientific productivity, as well as expertise in experimental design and programming (e.g., MATLAB/R/Python). The successful applicant will join us in an active collaborative network, funded by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies including faculty from Medicine, Education, Psychology and Music.

Responsibilities include finalizing design, setting up, and running experiments with opera students and carefully selected control students, analyzing and processing data, and disseminating research findings. This is an exciting position for a cognitive neuroscientist committed to interdisciplinary research.

Applicants should send a single PDF file including a CV, an application letter describing their interests and prior experience, 2 or 3 publications that best reflect their scientific direction and contributions, and the names and contact information of 3 references. Please send all applications to Nancy Hermiston. Salary is based on the NSERC postdoctoral scale; funding is available for up to two years (appointments are for one year, but renewable for a second, based on merit). The start date is flexible. Applications will be reviewed beginning on Jan 15, 2019.

The University of British Columbia values equity and diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but we especially encourage applicants from populations underrepresented in STEM. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority and hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in Canada


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Employer:  The Concordia Infant Research Lab
Location: Montreal, Québec
Deadline: Ongoing

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Employer:  The Concordia Infant Research Lab
Location: Montreal, Québec
Deadline: Ongoing

Two-year Assistant Professor Without Review, German Language and Literature
Employer:  Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, UBC
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Deadline: February 20th

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Employer:  Simon Fraser University
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Deadline: February 28th

Associate Professor, Multilingualism, emphasis on Psycholinguistics
Employer:  University of Oslo
Location: Oslo, Norway
Deadline: March 1st