Department of Literature, Language & Theatre
Salary: £26,495 to £31,604 plus £3569 London weighting
Contract Type: Fixed Term - 3 years
Closing Date: Sunday 19 November 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Applications are invited for a highly motivated postdoctoral Research Associate, funded by the Centre for Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education (CAROLE) within the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre, Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities at the University of Greenwich, London, UK.
The successful candidate should have a PhD in Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology or a relevant field, and have a strong background in Bilingualism/Second Language Acquisition research. S/he should be familiar with psycholinguistic research methods with evidence of previous research using various online data elicitation methods, as well as an active research profile. Applicants with a strong background in Speech and Spoken Word Recognition are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will be working as part of the new CAROLE NOLTA lab with Dr Xin Wang (X.Wang@gre.ac.uk) on a project that seeks to understand the cognitive processing and mechanisms of tonal bilinguals (e.g. Mandarin-English bilinguals). The lab focuses on empirical research exploring cognitive foundations and processes of L2 learning/acquisition.
The Lab includes a Tobii TX300 Eye Tracker, a 64 ch NeuroScan EEG system, as well as RT testing systems. The postdoctoral researcher must have expertise in experimental design, recording, analysing and interpreting EEG/ERP data, and relevant programming and statistical skills in language research. Eye Tracker experience is an advantage. S/he will assist in training activities and will be involved in writing grant proposals, collecting and analysing data, disseminating results in peer-reviewed journals, workshops or conferences. Teaching for our current postgraduate provision may also be required, as appropriate.
The interview process will include a presentation of research and a formal interview. Further information about CAROLE is available at http://www.gre.ac.uk/ach/services/carole/home.
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