Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique
29 rue d'Ulm
75005 Paris, FRANCE
A 3-year PhD or a 2-year postdoctoral position is available to do research with Dr Franck Ramus on Gene-environment interplay on reading ability, disability, and recovery, at the Department of Cognitive Studies, Ecole Normale Supérieure-PSL University, Paris, France.
Current interventions for reading disability (dyslexia) show variable effects: they are often effective for some but not all of the children. It is difficult to predict which children will respond well to an intervention and why. It therefore remains difficult to optimise referral to different types of intervention. This project takes genetic factors into account to enrich our understanding of individual differences in reading trajectories and responses to intervention.
Questions addressed will be: To what extent is the home literacy environment confounded with genetic factors? To what extent do they interact? What are the genetic, environmental and cognitive predictors of reading progress, in normal-reading and in dyslexic children? What are the genetic, environmental and cognitive predictors of dyslexic children’s response to educational or speech and language therapy?
Tasks will include:
Ecole Normale Supérieure-PSL University is one the top higher education and research institutions in France. Its Department of Cognitive Studies in one of the leading research centers in cognitive science in Europe. The Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives and Psycholinguistique is a laboratory with 8 principal investigators and 6 teams, including the Cognitive development and pathology team led by Franck Ramus.
The candidate should have a Masters or PhD degree in one or several relevant disciplines (statistical/behavioral genetics, cognitive science, psychology).
· relevant knowledge given candidate's background (genetics, cognitive or social science);
· strong statistical skills;
· big data analysis skills;
· prior experience with quantitative genetic data analysis is optional but would be an asset;
· working together with team members;
· communicating clearly and precisely in oral and written English.
3-year French doctoral contract. Gross monthly salary: 2075€ (1667€ net). The student will be registered at the ENS doctoral school.
2-year postdoctoral position. Gross monthly salary: 2942€ (2364€ net) or more according to experience.
Benefits include health insurance.
Starting date: between December 1st 2023 and April 1st 2024.
Send a letter, CV and contacts of two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org with QIM in subject. Evaluation of the applications is open and will continue until the position is filled.