Postdoctoral position at the Neuropsychology and Cognition group – University of the Balearic Islands

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The Neuropsychology and Cognition group at the University of the Balearic Islands is offering a 17 months post-doctoral contract (starting on March 1st, 2017) to work with Prof. Fabrice Parmentier on a MINECO-funded project on auditory distraction by unexpected sounds.

The job will consist in carrying out laboratory experiments (e.g., help prepare materials and program tasks, recruit and test participants, manage and analyze data) and participate in the dissemination of the results (participation to the writing up of scientific articles, participation to conferences).

Applicants should have a PhD in Psychology, an excellent background in cognitive psychology (especially in the field of attention), should be proficient in English (comprehension and writing), and have good statistical and programming skills (e.g., E-Prime). Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a good research track record. While the majority of the work will be behavioral, some experience or an interest in learning to use transcranial direct electric stimulation will be valued, as some of the research to be carried out will involve this technique.

This job opportunity is ideal for a cognitive psychologist with a motivation for research and wanting to develop their CV to pursue a research career by working in a productive research group. While the research topic is set, the successful applicant will be encouraged to take an active role, and new initiatives fitting the project’s objectives will be welcomed.

The successful candidate will be provided with office space in the Department of Psychology, carry out work in the Department’s two experimental psychology laboratories, and be a member of the Neuropsychology and Cognition group.

Gross salary of 24.000 Euros/annum (net will vary depending on the applicant’s IRPF rate. As an indicative estimate only, the net salary for an IRPF rate of 16% may be around 1.680 Euros/month).

Application process

The application process involves two steps: (1) declaration of interest and pre-selection; and (2) formal application to the University of the Balearic Islands.

Step 1: Applicants should first send the following documents to
• A letter of motivation
• Curriculum Vitae, including a copy of your academic record (“expediente academico”)
• The name of one academic referee able to provide a reference letter

Step 2: Applicants will be requested to apply formally to the University of the Balearic Islands once the position with reference 022/2017 appears advertised here. Applicants should then present the following documents to the University of the Balearic Islands’ Registry Office or send them as PDF documents to before the application deadline (to be announced):
• Official application form available here completed and signed
• Curriculum Vitae, including a copy of your academic record (“expediente academico”)
• Copy of degree certificates listed in the Curriculum Vitae
• Copy (both sides) of DNI, NIE, passport of other official proof of identify

More information

For more information about Prof. Parmentier’s research or the post, email Fabrice Parmentier (

For more information about the Neuropsychology and Cognition group, please visit