Post-doctoral position in language processing and cognitive development

Applications are invited for a full-time post-doctoral research position in the Language and Comparative Cognition Group (LCC;, led by Juan Manuel Toro at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). The position is covered by a European Research Council Starting Grant (project number 312519).

The project studies the processing of acoustic regularities in the context of language acquisition. The project includes a variety of experiments with both human adults and infants, using behavioural and electrophysiological experimental techniques, as well as studies with nonhuman animals.

The Center for Brain and Cognition ( is a research center offering a rich interdisciplinary study environment. It consists of several research groups that include Principal Investigators, Postdocs and PhD students working on a wide array of issues in current Cognitive Neurosciences.

Candidate requirements:

We look for a person with solid experience leading research on Speech Processing or Infant Cognition. The candidate must (1) have solid demonstrable experience (i.e., publications) in the field of Developmental and/or Cognitive Neuroscience, (2) strong background in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, infancy behavioural procedures and/or psycholinguistics and (3) scientific motivation about early mechanisms of cognitive and language development.


We offer onsite laboratory facilities ( and a highly interdisciplinary and active research environment at the Center for Brain and Cognition (with four ongoing ERC grants). The position will be funded and renewable on yearly basis.

Starting date: September 2016

How to apply:

Applications should be sent to Juan Manuel Toro ( including:

– a C.V.

– the names of two referees who would willing to write letters of recommendation

– a short cover letter describing research interests

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Juan M. Toro
Center for Brain and Cognition
ICREA – Universitat Pompeu Fabra