The Speech Acquisition and Perception Group is part of the Center for Brain and Cognition at Pompeu Fabra University 

Our research focuses on the study of language learning, its perception, and issues related to language processing in general (with a special emphasis on bilingual populations). We are also interested in understanding how social contexts affect learning. Research in our laboratory extends from infants to adults  with methodologies that are based on behavioral as well as physiological and brain imaging responses.  

We are hiring! Early Stage Researcher/PhD student position MultiMind project, Start date 1-September-2018 (ideally).

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Position open in lab: Post-doctoral position in Cognitive Control and Language Learning

Position open in lab: Post-doctoral position in Cognitive Control and Language Learning


We have a Post-doc position open:

Applications are invited for a full-time post-doctoral research position in the Speech Acquisition and Perception Group (SAP), led by Nuria Sebastian Galles, at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). The position is covered by a European Research Council Advanced grant on Mechanisms of cognitive control and language learning (project number 323961)


The project explores the interaction between the establishment of the phonological system and the learning of the first words in the first two years of life. The project focuses in the consequences (commonalities and differences) of exposure to a bilingual environment to such interaction.

Candidate requirements

We are looking for a person with solid experience leading research on Infant Cognitive or Language Research. Involvement in some organizational and management aspects is expected. The candidate must (1) have solid demonstrable experience (i.e., publications) in the field of Developmental Science, (2) strong background in either cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, infancy behavioural procedures and/or electrophysiological techniques (EEG/ERPs), or in computational methods 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 for one year and may be renewable for two years. Starting date: September 2017
Gross Salary: up to 33,000 Eur/Year

How to apply

Applications should include:

- a C.V. including a list of publications

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

- a short cover letter describing research interests

Information about the research group: and about the research center:

For informal enquiries about the position and applications, please contact [email protected].

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please, mention that you are applying to the POSTDOCTORAL position in the email subject.


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Mercè Rodoreda building (Ciutadella campus)
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
08005 Barcelona

 +34 93 542 1855
 +34 93 542 2517

[email protected]

How to get to UPF-SAP

Subway: Line 4 Ciutadella - Vila Olímpica

Bus: V27, V21, H16, 92, 36

Tram: Lines T4, T5 Wellington and Ciutadella - Vila Olímpica