Post-doctoral positions

We are seeking a post-doctorate researcher to lead a large project on the development of word comprehension and word learning skills in infancy. The researcher will work in collaboration with Dr Isabelle Dautriche (Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive) and Dr Clément François (Laboratoire Parole et Langage).

During the second year of life, children undergo massive changes in their language abilities: they do not only learn words at an impressive rate but they also understand words faster.

This project will investigate how specific cognitive non-linguistic factors (i.e., working memory, executive functions) and linguistic factors (e.g., onset of word production) may contribute to the development of word comprehension abilities in the second year of life. Ideally, young infants will be longitudinally evaluated using a set of linguistic and non-linguistic experimental and neuropsychological tasks that may account for individual differences in language comprehension developmental trajectory. The research will be conducted in the Babylab of the H2C2 platform (Aix-en-Provence) and will involve behavioral (eye-tracking) and neuroimaging (EEG) methods.

We strongly encourage applicants to contact us (isabelle.dautriche@gmail.com and clement.FRANCOIS@univ-amu.fr) as soon as possible.


Apply here: applications.ilcb.fr

We are seeking a post-doctorate researcher to lead a clinical project on the development of a home-based program for the rehabilitation of handwriting in Parkinson’s disease. The researcher will work in collaboration with Dr Jérémy Danna (Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives) and Dr Serge Pinto (Laboratoire Parole et Langage).

Communication skills, as handwriting, are particularly vulnerable in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Among rehabilitation programs, music-based training has received growing interest (De Cock et al., 2021). Recently, we tested a new method, so-called musical sonification, which transforms handwriting kinematics into music in real-time, and validated it in PD patients (Véron-Delor et al., ANYAS, 2020).

This project will investigate how an individualized home-based training with musical sonification may improve handwriting skills in PD. We will conduct a pre/post training design experiment including a one month home training specifically developed by our team. This rehabilitation program will be compared to another program based on rhythmic training.

We encourage applicants to contact us (jeremy.danna@univ-amu.fr and serge.pinto@univ-amu.fr) as soon as possible for more details."

 


Apply here: applications.ilcb.fr