The Bilingual and Multilingual (BAM) Development Lab at the University of Toronto is looking for PhD students to start in September 2020!
The newly established BAM Lab at UofT (PI: Monika Molnar) is looking for PhD students within these research areas:
(i) Physiological correlates of attention allocation (as reflected by brain oscillations, involuntarily eye-movements, and heart rate) during spoken language processing in monolingual and bilingual infants, children, and adults. Possibility to extend this direction towards neurochemistry, given the candidate’s interest.
(ii) Social cues (i.e., interlocutor familiarity) facilitating language separation in bilingual children and adults: scanning familiar and unfamiliar faces during language processing (using eye-tracking).
The ideal candidate has:
* Master and/or undergraduate degree in relevant field (Cognitive Sciences, Cognitive Neurosciences, Psychology, Linguistics, Biology, Engineering, Communication Sciences & Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology, Music, etc.) * Prior research experience within the fields listed above (through research assistantship and/or thesis work) * Experience with and/or strong interest in applying neuroscientific methods (e.g., EEG and/or eye-tracking, etc.) * Good programming skills and/or strong interest in developing programming skills (e.g., MATLAB, Python, R, etc.) * Prior experience with statistical analyses and a strong drive to develop excellent statistical analyses skills * Relatively strong writing, communication, and presentation skills in English and motivation to further develop these skills
Interested candidates should send their CVs and the names and contact information of two potential referees to Dr. Monika Molnar (" ><>) by February 15, 2020.
Name of department/lab: University of Toronto, Bilingual and Multilingual Development Lab Name of supervisor: Dr. Monika Molnar Closing date: February 15, 2020