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Postdoctoral researcher position, available from winter 2023

The Language Acquisition and Processing lab of the School of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (ÉOA) at the University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada, is offering a two-year postdoctoral researcher position.


The successful candidate will be expected to co-lead a research project on Language Acquisition and Processing in Teen and Adult L1 and L2 (Phaedra Royle, with Karsten Steinhauer, et al, SSHRC Insight Grant). This position will involve supervision of graduation students with a main focus on EEG/ERP data processing. This is a two-year fixed term position. The two main foci of the project are

1. French L2-learning in teens focusing on agreement (gender and number) or syntax (noun-phrase and clitics)

i. Environmental and individual characteristics affecting L2-acquisition

2. Interference effects in adult simultaneous Catalan-Spanish bilinguals focusing on gender interference in cognates (determiner agreement), in collaboration with Garcia Alcaraz, Universitat de les Illes Balears.

i. Language dominance effects on interference.

This position also offers the opportunity to advance the candidate’s profile in targeted interest domains where interests overlap with this lab and projects.
Requirements:


Essential:
– A PhD in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, linguistics, psychology or a related discipline.
– A track record of research in ERPs, including experience disseminating research through conference presentations and publications.
– Excellent written and spoken English. At least intermediate knowledge of written and oral French. The language of the University is French, but accommodations for learners can be made.
– Experience managing ERP labs, ERP data, and data processing using Matlab, EEGLab and ERPLab, and R.
– Experience managing confidential participant information, dealing with ethical and administrative issues, and efficiently managing and cataloguing data.

Desirable:
– Experience supervising or teaching undergraduate or graduate students.
– High level of French proficiency
– High level of Spanish or Catalan proficiency
Conditions of employment:
– The position is available from winter 2023. Start date is negotiable.
– Full-time position (35 hours per week) with a term of appointment of 2 years. Part-time applications are also welcome.
– The salary in accordance with the salary scales of the Université de Montréal. The salary offered is 42 996 $ CAD, which includes health and dental coverage and one month vacation.
– The researcher will have access to state-of-the art research and training facilities and a conference and travel budget pending availability. French-speaking research assistants will be available to carry out local participant testing, if required.

Please apply directly to Dr. Royle (phaedra.royle@umontreal.ca). Applications should include:
– A (maximum 2-page) application letter that a) outlines how you fit essential and desirable requirements listed above, and b) includes a short description of your research profile and objectives.
– A CV, including a list of publications and funding history.
– Contact details for three referees (referees will not be contacted unless you are invited to interview).


Application open until filled

Dépôt de thèse de doctorat / Thesis deposited

Félicitations à Émilie Courteau, qui vient de déposer sa thèse de doctorat intitulée “Lexico-semantic and morphosyntactic processing in French-speaking adolescents with and without developmental language disorder” [Traitement lexico-sémantique et morphosyntaxique chez des adolescents francophones avec et sans trouble développemental du langage] au nouveau programme en Sciences de l’orthophonie et de l’audiologie!

Congratulations to Émilie Courteau, who has deposited her thesis entitled “Lexico-semantic and morphosyntactic processing in French-speaking adolescents with and without developmental language disorder” in our new Speech-language pathology and audiology program!

Bourse de recherche de 1er cycle CRSNG / NSERC undergraduate scholarship

Félicitations à Ariane Brucher, étudiante en Neurosciences cognitives, qui a obtenu une bourse du CRSNG pour faire un stage d’été en recherche au laboratoire.

Congratulations to Ariane Brucher, student in Cognitive Neurosciences, who was awarded an NSERC scholarship to do a research internship in the lab over the summer.

Présentation orale à MOM / Oral presentation at WOW

Félicitations à Ariane Brucher, étudiante en Neurosciences cognitives qui a présenté son travail de stage de recherche au cours de l’été 2020 au congrès virtuel Mots dans le monde les 16–18 octobre. Congratulations to Ariane Brucher, Cognitive Neurosciences student, who presented her summer research project at Words in the World October 16-18.

Bourse de voyage / Travel Scholarship

Bravo à Émilie Courteau qui a reçu une bourse du CRBLM pour sa présentation au congrès 33rd CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing en mars 2020.

Kuddos to Émilie Courteau who was awarded CRBLM travel scholarship for her scientific presentation at the 33rd CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing in March 2020.

Bourse de soutien aux étudiant·e·s pour présentation à des événements scientifiques / Conference scholarship

Bravo à Émilie Courteau qui a reçu une bourse de soutien aux étudiants pour présentation à des événements scientifiques (REPAR), pour sa présentation au congrès SNL en août 2019.

Kuddos to Émilie Courteau who was awarded a REPAR travel scholarship for her scientific  presentation at the SNL conference in August 2019. 

Soutenance de thèse / Thesis defense

Félicitations à Lauren Fromont, PhD., qui a brillamment soutenu sa thèse de doctorat le 29 août 2019! Sa thèse a proposé une réévaluation des modèles de compréhension de la phrase. On a hâte de voir ses nouveaux projets.

Congratulations to Lauren Fromont, Ph.D., who brilliantly defended her thesis on August 29th, 2019! Her thesis proposed a reevaluation of models of phrase-structure comprehension. We are looking forward to hearing about her new projects.

Bourse premier pour stage d’été / Summer scholarships

Félicitations à Ann-Sophie Duquette et Clara Misirliyan, étudiantes en Orthophonie, qui se méritent des bourses de stage de recherche Premier leur permettant d’effectuer un stage d’été dans notre laboratoire de recherche.

Congratulations to Ann-Sophie Duquette and Clara Misirliyan, SLP students who have obtained Premier summer research scholarships to work in our lab over the summer.

Présentation de recherche au congrès Psychoshorts research presentation

Félicitations à Mélanie Weiss étudiante au B.Sc., qui a présenté sa première conférence orale au Psychoshorts, à Ottawa, le 1 mars, 2019. Sa présentation intitulée “Données de potentiels évoqués adultes sur la compréhension de l’accord sujet-verbe en français” (avec Courteau, Steinhauer et Royle) portait sur des données de potentiels évoqués de la compréhension de l’accord sujet-verbe en français. Le résumé se trouve ici.

Congratulations to Mélanie Weiss B.Sc. student  who presented her first scientific talk at Psychoshorts, in Ottawa, March 1st, 2019. Her topic was on ERP data for subject-verb agreement processing in French “[ERP data from adults on oral language processing of subject-verb agreement in French” (with Courteau, Steinhauer & Royle). The (French) abstract is here.