La Jolla, United States
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
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Research Assistant or Postdoctoral position available
Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience
Dr. Ursula Bellugi, Director and Principal Investigator
Neural Basis of Gestural Communication Evidence from Sign Language
We are now accepting applications for an exceptional Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join the Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies as part of our study funded by the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. This researcher will have a lead role in building on a decades-long program of investigation into the neural basis of sign language, and working together with research collaborators. This study has four specific aims. Aim 1: Map of basic language functions in deaf signers using large-scale lesion-deficit mapping. Aim 2: Map the relation between perception and production of meaningless gestures using lesion and fMRI approaches. Aim 3: Map the relation between recognition and production of meaningful action and object-related gestures using lesion and fMRI approaches. Aim 4: Map the relation between recognition and production of pantomime vs. signed gestures using lesion and fMRI approaches.
Must be a native/near-native signer. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in American Sign Language, ASL Linguistics, or Deaf Studies. Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with human participants that may have had a stroke, native deaf, or are older is considered a plus.
Please send your letter of interest, a current CV, names of three references for immediate review, and significant publications to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
The Salk Institute offers excellent benefits. Salary based on background and research experience. For full consideration, qualified candidates should apply by submitting a Letter of Research Interest, a current CV, names of three references and most significant publications. Refer to Salk Careers Website, here: http://www.salk.edu/careers/postdoctoral_positions.html
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