University Postdoctoral Fellow 1, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Storrs, CT
Jul 22, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: University Postdoctoral Fellow 1, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Job ID: 2017651
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Language and Brain Lab (Emily Myers, PI) at the University of Connecticut. This position is supported by an NIH grant on the cognitive neuroscience of speech processing.

The successful candidate will join a team of researchers investigating the neural bases of speech perception using data from fMRI, behavioral data from typical individuals, and data from individuals with acquired language disorders. This candidate will have the opportunity to work on several projects on this grant, and to collaborate with a team of researchers at the University of Connecticut and Brown University.

  1. Ph.D. in Psychology, Speech, Language, and Hearing Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience or related field
  2. Significant research in speech perception, cognitive neuroscience of language, or aphasiology
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  1. Any of the following:
  2. Experience with fMRI, EEG, or TMS data collection and analysis
  3. Experience with acoustic analysis of speech or eyetracking
  4. Experience with experimental delivery software such as E-Prime or PsychoPy
  5. Experience working with people with aphasia or other acquired language disorders
  6. Coding skills in Matlab or R


The initial appointment will be one year, renewable after the first year, with preference given to a two-year commitment.

The University of Connecticut has a large and vibrant community of researchers with expertise in speech, language, and hearing. The Language and Brain lab is situated immediately next door to the Brain Imaging Research Center, equipped with a 3T Siemens Prisma MRI as well as TMS and in-scanner EEG.


Please submit a CV, a letter of intent, and names of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. The estimated start date is January 1, 2018 and is negotiable. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017651)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 15, 2017.

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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