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Postdoctoral fellow
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The NL3 Wang lab is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the lab. The main duty is to assist functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) imaging data collection and analysis. FNIRS experience is highly desired or relevant functional imaging experience is recommended. The eligible candidate shall have Ph.D. in neuroscience, biomedical engineering with a focus on medical imaging, or closely related fields of study. Please send your CV and a representative manuscript to
Department Head/Full Professor
The University of Arizona
The university of Arizona Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is seeking a department head at the rank of full professor. Candidates with an active research program, strong communication and leadership skills, and a deep understanding and broad view of the discipline of communication sciences and disorders are encouraged to apply.

SLHS is situated within the College of Science and is a nationally top rank department with a dynamic, well-funded, and productive faculty. The collaborative environment supports interdisciplinary research, diversity, peer mentoring, and a family friendly approach to work life balance.

Department head responsibilities include leader ship of the academic unit, budgetary oversight, and representation/advocacy for the department within the College of Science and University. As a senior faculty member, the individual will contribute to the research, teaching, and service/out reach mission of the department in a manner consistent with the candidates area of expertise and negotiated workload distribution. The competitive candidate will have a strong record of scholarship and leader ship, excellent interpersonal skills, and be visionary and innovative.

Interested individuals should send electronic (1) cover letter (2) curriculum vita and (3) statement of experience in administration, research, teaching an out reach to Jeanette Hoit, PhD, chair, search committee, to or send a hardcopy to Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, PO Box 210071, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721.
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Professor/ Associate Professor (tenure equivalent)
The University of Sydney
We’re looking for a full time, ongoing senior academic with a 40 40 20 research/teaching/ service load. Must be an SLP (by training) with teaching capacity and research in one of aphasia, aac, autism, fluency or child language. Closes 26th Feb. please share.
Postdoctoral fellow (sensorimotor interactions in typical speech and stuttering)
University of Washington
Sensory-motor interactions in typical speech and stuttering

The Laboratory for Speech Physiology and Motor Control (PI Ludo Max, Ph.D.) at the University of
Washington (Seattle) announces an open post-doctoral position in the area of sensorimotor interactions in the control of speech movements by typical children and adults as well as individuals who stutter.

The lab is located in the University of Washington's Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and
has additional affiliations with the Graduate Program in Neuroscience, the Department of
Bioengineering, and the Department of Linguistics. See for
more information.

The successful candidate will use electroencephalography (EEG) to investigate predictive aspects of speech movement planning and motor-to-sensory priming prior to speech initiation. Additional opportunities are available to conduct studies of sensorimotor learning in the same populations of participants.

The position is initially for one year (a second-year extension is possible contingent upon satisfactory
performance and productivity) with a preferred starting date in the spring of 2020. Applicants should have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by the start of the appointment. Review of
applications will begin immediately.

We seek a candidate with excellent computer programming skills (in particular MATLAB and R).

For more information, please contact lab director Ludo Max, Ph.D. ( Applications
can be submitted to the same e-mail address, and should include (a) a cover letter describing prior
research experience, interests, and goals, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) the names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references, and (d) reprints of relevant journal publications.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Delaware
Job Summary
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at the University of Delaware is seeking candidate for a postdoctoral researcher position in a laboratory focused on the neurobiology of stuttering and other speech-language disorders (PI: Dr. Ho Ming Chow). This position is 100% research with an ample opportunity to develop teaching skill. The successful candidate will be trained to carry out advanced neuroimaging analyses on existing functional and structural data and develop new experiments using various neuroimaging and neuromodulation techniques (fMRI, DTI, simultaneous EEG-fMRI, tACS, fNIRS). Salary is competitive and is set by the University rules depending on level of training. Initial appointment is for one year with possible renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding. The position has a starting date of January 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
The successful candidate will work closely with the PI and his collaborators to perform the following duties:  1) collect and analyze human and animal neuroimaging (fMRI, DTI, T1 and EEG), 2) develop new techniques and pipelines for multimodal neuroimaging data, 3) assist in experimental design and implementation, 4) perform literature searches and report research findings, and 5) assist with training of undergraduate and graduate research assistants.
Required Qualifications
1) Candidates must have a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, engineering, computer science, communication sciences and disorders, or a related field. 2) a track record of publishing empirical research findings in peer-reviewed journals. 3) Strong written and verbal communication skills. 4) Some experience in programming and statistics.

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Ho Ming Chow by email at
Postdoctoral researcher
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Speech Motor Neuroscience Group at the University of Wisconsin–Madison invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions in the field of speech motor control and learning / speech motor neuroscience. The Speech Motor Neuroscience group consists of two research labs, the Brain Language and Acoustic Behavior (BLAB) lab (directed by Carrie Niziolek) and the Speech Motor Action + Control lab (directed by Ben Parrell). Both labs are funded through grants from the NIH. One position is NIH-funded (T32) and one is funded through an internal grant from UW-Madison. Both postdoctoral scholars will additionally have opportunities to interact with vibrant research communities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, including the Waisman Center (which houses both labs) and the Neuroscience Training Program.

One position will investigate techniques to modulate the effectiveness of sensorimotor learning in speech. The other position will investigate neural changes associated with speech production training in both typical individuals and persons with aphasia. The initial appointment for both positions will be for one year, with potential extensions for additional years.

A PhD or equivalent in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, linguistics, communication sciences and disorders, or a closely related field is required. Salary and benefits are based on NIH guidelines, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The start date for Position 1 is flexible, and the position is open until filled. The start date for Position 2 must be on or earlier than June 30, 2020.

Interested candidates should email the Speech Motor Neuroscience Group ( with “Postdoc Job (YOUR FULL NAME)” in the subject line to submit (1) a current CV, (2) a one-page cover letter describing qualifications, interests, and career goals, and (3) a list of the names and contact information for three references.
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Post-doctoral fellow
University of Toronto
Announcing a post-doc position on an NIH funded project "The development and validation of a novel tool for the assessment of bulbar dysfunction in ALS". A clinicsl background of an applicant eould be a bonus.
Postdoctoral Associate - Speech Neural Systems
University of Pittsburgh
The Speech Neural Systems Lab (PI Jason Bohland, PhD) at the University of Pittsburgh is searching for a postdoc. The position will focus on speech planning and perception-production interactions, using computational methods coupled with behavioral, kinematics, and brain imaging experiments.

- PhD in neuroscience, speech science, biomedical engineering, or a related field
- Experience collecting and analyzing human subjects data
- Strong technical, mathematical, and computational skills
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- programming experience using MATLAB, Python, or R
- Ability to investigate and solve problems relatively independently

Strongly preferred:
- Experience with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
- Experience with acoustic analysis of speech
- Knowledge of human brain functional anatomy including speech and language systems

Interested individuals should reach out at the meeting or contact
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Fellowship/Internship opportunities at Strathclyde University, Glasgow Scotland
Strathclyde University
Opportunities for short-term internships or permanent employment for high potential researchers to work with Prof Anja Lowit and Drs Joanne Cleland and Anja Kuschmann
Post doctoral researcher
Opportunity for a post doctoral fellow to work on a project titled “Optimizing speech motor learning with neuromodulation: Behavioral outcomes and neural mechanisms” beginning in Summer or Fall 2020 (negotiable). The project includes both basic science and treatment research. The ideal applicant will have neuroimaging research experience, with a preference for a background in structural connectivity analyses. PhD in relevant field must be conferred before the negotiated start date. This position is in the PLAN Lab at NYU (PI: Buchwald).
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