Position open in lab: Post-doctoral position in Cognitive Control and Language Learning

Tue, 21/03/2017

We have a Post-doc position open:

Applications are invited for a full-time post-doctoral research position in the Speech Acquisition and Perception Group (SAP), led by Nuria Sebastian Galles, at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). The position is covered by a European Research Council Advanced grant on Mechanisms of cognitive control and language learning (project number 323961) https://www.upf.edu/web/undercontrol.


The project explores the interaction between the establishment of the phonological system and the learning of the first words in the first two years of life. The project focuses in the consequences (commonalities and differences) of exposure to a bilingual environment to such interaction.

Candidate requirements

We are looking for a person with solid experience leading research on Infant Cognitive or Language Research. Involvement in some organizational and management aspects is expected. The candidate must (1) have solid demonstrable experience (i.e., publications) in the field of Developmental Science, (2) strong background in either cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, infancy behavioural procedures and/or electrophysiological techniques (EEG/ERPs), or in computational methods and (3) scientific motivation about early mechanisms of cognitive and language development.


We offer onsite laboratory facilities (http://cbclab.upf.edu) and a highly interdisciplinary and active research environment at the Center for Brain and Cognition (with four ongoing ERC grants). The position will be funded for one year and may be renewable for two years. Starting date: September 2017
Gross Salary: up to 33,000 Eur/Year

How to apply

Applications should include:

- a C.V. including a list of publications

- the names of two referees who would willing to write letters of recommendation

- a short cover letter describing research interests

Information about the research group: www.sap.upf.edu and about the research center:


For informal enquiries about the position and applications, please contact u.control@upf.edu.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please, mention that you are applying to the POSTDOCTORAL position in the email subject.