Research Associate post: Early childhood bilingualism

Early childhood bilingualism: Effects on brain structure and function: Research Associate at UCL

Research Associate, – Ref: 1713645 

  • UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics in collaboration with Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London
  • Grade: 7; Full Time
  • Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £34,635 – £38,581 per annum
  • Closing Date: 26 March 2018.

The UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics in collaboration with UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a project entitled “Early childhood bilingualism: Effects on brain structure and function” and funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The post holder will be responsible for the recruitment of 60 monolingual and bilingual school-aged children, data collection (cognitive assessments and brain MRI), data analysis, and dissemination of findings.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or near completion), or equivalent qualification in the fields of Neurolinguistics, Cognitive Neurosciences, Psychology, MR Physics or related disciplines. Essential skills include, but are not restricted to: advanced MRI analysis (e.g. tractography, resting-state fMRI); cognitive and/or language assessments; excellent oral and written communication; time management and initiative; ability to work independently and problem solve; ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team.

This post is available from 1st March 2018 for 36 months. For further information, please contact Professor Li Wei,li.wei@ucl.ac.uk.

To apply, please go to: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTcxMzY0NSZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05NjUmb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQ=

Closing Date: 26 March 2018.

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