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Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Research program title

The neurocognitive bases of semantic and pragmatic composition

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Program description

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on projects investigating the comprehension of sentences that are either indeterminate or are deemed figurative, and thus require contextual enrichment. The projects employ diverse behavioural and neuro-imaging techniques as well as computational modelling.

Ideally the candidate will have theoretical background in cognitive science with emphasis on semantics/pragmatics and with experimental work in brain-imaging (fMRI, ERP) techniques.

Experience with computational modelling involving Recurrent and/or Convolutional Neural Networks (RNN, CNN) are preferred. Other resources (e.g., clinical populations, MEG) are also available at Concordia or other institutions in the Montreal area.

Academic qualifications required

PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, or other Cognitive Science related field. 

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
  • Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
  • Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy


Applications will be reviewed starting September 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled; starting date is flexible, preferably in the Fall of 2021; however, following the fellowship rules, the Postdoctoral Fellow must start their appointment by August 31, 2022.

Submission process

  • All documents must be submitted to Roberto G. de Almeida
  • Please include the reference number with your application

Application checklist

  • One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above 
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages)
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to: Roberto G. de Almeida


The prestigious two-year Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills.

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.


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