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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

Soutenance de thèse / PhD Thesis defended

Félicitations à Émilie Courteau, qui vient soutenir 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]. La thèse a été déclarée comme étant “excellente”, “dans les 10% des meilleures thèses dans son domaine” et elle a été nominée pour la liste du doyen. La thèse sera bientôt disponible sur Papyrus.

Congratulations to Émilie Courteau, who has defended her thesis entitled “Lexico-semantic and morphosyntactic processing in French-speaking adolescents with and without developmental language disorder“. The thesis was declared “excellent”, “in the top 10% of theses in its field” and was nominated for the Dean’s List. The thesis will soon be available on Papyrus.

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!

Présentations à Psychoshorts (2021) Psychoshorts presentation

Félicitations à Ariane Brucher et Clara Misirliyan pour leurs présentations au congrès Psychoshorts (conférence virtuelle), le 26 février dernier.

Congratulations to Ariane Brucher and Clara Misirliyan for their presentations at Psychoshorts (online), this Februaray 26th.

Leur présentations portaient tous deux sur l’utilisation de potentiels évoqués pour l’étude du traitement des adjectifs dans le syntagme nominal.

Both presentations presented ERP date on adjective processing–gender agreement and word order–in the noun phrase.

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.

Présentations scientifiques de Clara Misirliyan et d’Ann-Sophie Duquette au congrès Premier

Clara Misirliyan et Ann-Sophie Duquette ont présenté leur projets de recherche d’été Premier de la Faculté de médecine de l’Université de Montréal au cours du congrès annuel en janvier 2020. Bravo pour votre travail! Les deux projets ont été menés en collaboration avec Émilie Courteau

Clara Misirliyan a présentée son projet intitulé “Correction des clignements oculaires dans les données EEG de jeunes ayant un trouble du langage”

Ann-Sophie Duquette a présentée son projet intitulé “Fidélité inter-juge d’une étude sur le trouble développemental du langage et la compréhension verbale”

Bourse postdoctorale FRQSC postdoctoral scolarship

Félicitations à Estela García Alcaraz qui a obtenu une bourse postdoctorale pour son projet intitulé / Congratulations to Estela García Alcaraz who has secured postdoctoral funding for: Metalinguistic and linguistic abilities in bilinguals with intellectual disabilities in comparison to monolingual peers and typically developing bilinguals: The case of Prader-Willy Syndrome. Elle rejoindra le laboratoire bientôt pour débuter ce projet excitant.

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.