Job Announcement: Postdoctoral position in psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic aspects of lexical processing

Postdoctoral position in psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic aspects of lexical processing


Roberto G. de Almeida, Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
Gary Libben, Departments of Applied Linguistics and Psychology, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario


We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on projects investigating the comprehension of words, focusing on morphological processes, using behavioral and/or neuropsychological methods (e.g., aphasia testing). Current projects in our labs employ diverse behavioural, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging techniques as well as computational modeling. Ideally, the candidate will have a theoretical background in cognitive science with emphasis on linguistic levels such as morphology or lexical-semantics and with training in experimental work and aphasia. Experience with brain-imaging/recording (fMRI, ERP) techniques will be an asset. Aphasia research will be conducted in clinical settings affiliated with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR), at the Psycholinguistics Lab (Libben) and the Psycholinguistics and Cognition Lab (de Almeida). The postdoc will be working with a dynamic group of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, clinicians, and graduate students across two universities, and spanning diverse research settings. 

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• PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics or other Cognitive Science related field.

• Preference will be given to candidates with experience in psycholinguistic/neurolinguistic methods and analysis tools.


• Applications will be reviewed starting November 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled; starting date is flexible, preferably early Winter 2024.


• All documents must be submitted to Gary Libben ( and Roberto G. de Almeida (; subject line: “postdoctoral application (1023)”.

• Please include the reference number with your application.


• One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the research area as well as describing research interests and skills.

• Curriculum vitae

• Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to both, Gary Libben ( and Roberto G. de Almeida (; subject line: postdoctoral application (1023) reference letter


This one-year position (renewable) is funded by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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